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Master of Art Education

Texas Tech University's Master of Art Education program supports practicing teachers with contemporary social theories and strategies that strengthen their classroom, studio practice, and research in relation to art and visual culture.

Program Overview

  • 36 credit hours
  • Fall and spring coursework is completed online or in Lubbock at Texas Tech University. Required face-to-face sessions each summer will be held at the TTU Center at Junction for a three week period beginning in early June.
  • In 2011, several nationally-known artists visited the TTU Center at Junction as guest artists and teachers. Guest artists are currently being scheduled for Summer 2012.
  • Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University.

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Contact the program coordinator by phone.

  • Name: Future Akins-Tillett
  • Phone: 806.742.3825

Application Process

Although there is no application deadline, prospective students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least three months prior to projected initial enrollment.

  1. Apply to Texas Tech University's Graduate School as a master's or continuing professional education student, based on the area of study that you would like to pursue.
    • Complete the Graduate Admissions Application.
      • The initial application fee is $60. Each subsequent application is $50.
      • GRE scores are not required, but applicants must submit transcripts of all previous coursework for admission consideration.
      • International students must also submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to the Graduate School. Scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Learn more.
  2. Apply to Texas Tech University's School of Art.
  3. Apply for financial aid and/or general scholarships.
    • Financial aid is distributed based on full-time enrollment and several other eligibility requirements. Your enrolled hours as of the 12th day of class in the fall and spring semesters determines your enrollment status for the semester, and financial aid is disbursed accordingly. Attending less than full-time could mean a reduction in aid. Learn more.
    • A limited number of merit-based scholarships for students studying at TTU Center at Junction may be available.
  4. Check your admissions status. Texas Tech University will notify you of your admissions status by updating the Applications tab in your Raiderlink.

Program Requirements

Art Education Courses – 12 credit hours (required)

All required art education courses are taught by the School of Art faculty online,  at the main campus in Lubbock, or at the TTU Center at Junction.

ART 5360 Art Seminar: Various Topics (may be repeated)
ART 5361 Critical Pedagogy in the Visual Arts
ART 5363 Research Methods in the Visual Arts (may be repeated) 
ART 5364 Feminist Research Methods in Visual Studies
Related Art Courses – 9 to 12 credit hours

All related art courses can be taken at the main campus in Lubbock or at the TTU Center at Junction. The weekly requirement in Junction is 20 in-class hours and 25 additional hours of individual work for one credit hour. Below are examples of the types of related art courses offered. For a complete listing of courses offered at TTU Center at Junction, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/SOA/nav/junction/coffered.php. For a complete listing of related art courses offered at the Lubbock campus, visit http://www.art.ttu.edu.

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Glass
  • Intermedia Arts
  • Metals (Jewelry)
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Video Editing 
Minor – 6-9 credit hours

Below are examples of study areas offered. The minor of two or three courses can be taken online, at the main campus in Lubbock, at TTU Center at Junction, and/or two of the courses may be transferred from a different university.

  • Special Needs
  • Technology
  • Museum Science
  • Education
  • Architecture
  • Anthropology
  • Studio Art
  • Business
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Science
  • Art Education
Capstone Project – 6 credit hours (choose one option)

In lieu of a comprehensive exam, a minimum of 6 capstone credit hours are required. Final presentation and/or exhibition can be on the Junction campus, the main campus, or via electronic communication with approval of your committee A committee will be formed to oversee any of the options below. The committee will consist of two art education faculty members and one graduate faculty member from the TTU School of Art.

ART 6000 Thesis (for those planning to pursue a Ph.D. and publication)
ART 6001 Professional Report (for those interested in developing a project)
ART 6002 Artistic/Studio Exhibition

Summer Art Program

Take studio art enrichment courses for professional development at TTU Center at Junction during the summers.

The program allows artists and art educators the opportunity to take studio art enrichment courses at Junction each summer to apply toward a Master of Art Education degree or to use for professional development.

Summer courses are held at TTU Center at Junction from early June to late July, when students will complete 20 in-class hours and 25 individual-work hours per one hour of credit.

In 2011, several nationally known artists visited the TTU Center at Junction as guest artists and teachers. Guest artists are currently being scheduled for Summer 2012.