Fine Arts Supervision

DEGREE OFFERED

  • M.A. in Fine Arts Education
  • Option: Supervision

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:   December 1

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Fine Arts Education, Art Supervision option is designed for certified art teachers who desire additional educational background for career advancement as well as certification for supervisory positions in New Jersey school districts.  The program cultivates certified district art supervisors who have the potential to lead art teachers towards contemporary, democratic and dimensional forms of education for divergent populations of children and adolescents.  Specifically, this reading and writing intensive program seeks to foster art supervisors who are versed in contemporary research, understand the need for alternate methods of instruction, are knowledgeable about assessment of instruction, demonstrate strong organizational skills and are advocates of the arts as important venues leading to global intelligence.  The program requires future art administrators, through course studies, fieldwork, and the writing of a thesis, to become introspective observers of the dynamics of classrooms, schools, districts, and communities.  These developed insights are meant to serve the cultural, ethnic, and intellectually diversified needs of K-12 students and provide leadership through the professional development and supervision of arts teachers. 

It should be carefully noted that a strong level of proficiency in academic writing is important to each student’s admission into the program and also critical to the culminating activity involving research and authorship of a full scholarly thesis.  Candidates are generally required to take at least one teaching methods course to enrich their understandings about contemporary advancements of pedagogy in the field.  This course may be taken as part of the 33 required credits, depending upon the program coordinator’s assessment regarding the needs of each applicant.

Admission to the program is competitive and by application and interview.  Interested individuals are advised to interview with program coordinator prior to making admission to the Nathan Weiss Graduate School, in order to determine program suitability. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0*
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) test scores taken within the past five years
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional associates
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Departmental interview assessing the following:
    • Studio portfolio
    • Proficiencies in academic writing
    • Dialogic skills
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

*Candidates who believe their record warrants further review should reach out to the program coordinator to discuss their candidacy.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 33 credits
  • Three years public school teaching experience upon completion of program
  • Thesis or graduate exhibit

SPECIALIZATION – 12 CREDITS

EL 5606

School Supervision and Organizational Theory

3 credits

EL 5607

Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction

3 credits

EL 5613

Curriculum Development and Evaluation: Theory and Practice

3 credits

EL 5614

Learning, Instruction, Evaluation and Curriculum Development

3 credits

 

REQUIRED STUDIO ART – 9 CREDITS

Three courses in Fine Arts areas selected with advisement

 

REQUIRED ART EDUCATION AND RESEARCH COURSES – 12 CREDITS

FA 5000

Studies in the Creative Process

3 credits

FA 5997

Advanced Seminar: Research in Fine Arts Supervision

3 credits

FA 5995

Thesis Seminar I: Art Education

3 credits

FA 5996

Thesis Seminar II: Art Education

3 credits

TOTAL OF 33 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

DR. JOSEPH AMORINO
Vaughn-Eames (VE-430)
T. 908.737.4403     
jamorino@kean.edu

Updated 7/16/12