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Joseph Lupo
School of Art and Design
phone: 304-293-2703

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Joseph Lupo
School of Art and Design
phone: 304-293-2703

Program Details

Program Description

The Master of Arts degree in Art Education at WVU accommodates the seasoned art teacher as well as the inexperienced pre-professional student who is seeking advanced knowledge and/or training within the field of Art Education. Students interested in West Virginia PK-12 Visual Art certification may seek an MA plus certification.

The program requirements can be tailored to the individual needs of the student and can include a studio emphasis, a classroom research emphasis, or a community arts emphasis. The program typically includes a minimum of 30 hours of course work culminating in a research paper or project. In addition, students with a BFA or a BA in Art may pursue Post-Baccalaureate Certification as a non-degree seeking graduate student.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the National Council for Accreditation of
Teaching Education.