Graduate Programs


Unite educational theory and practice, broad studio skills and the ability to engage with art history and criticism in UToledo’s Art Education graduate program.

The Master of Education in Art Education degree is designed for those who hold a bachelor's degree and wish to earn an Ohio teaching license in conjunction with a master's degree. Earn a master's degree for grades PreK through 12 in the visual arts.  

Looking for a licensure pathway? Check out our LAMP program in Art Education.

The master's program is located in the Center for the Visual Arts, adjacent to the internationally recognized Toledo Museum of Art.  

  • A broad-based background in Art Education with a focus on hands-on, field experiences
  • Learn context and concepts necessary to engage with the collections from the perspective of contemporary Art Education.
  • Access to studio facilities, reference library, galleries and faculty in the Center for Visual Arts

Top Reasons to Study art education at UToledo

  1. Unique classroom location.

    Our master's program is located at the UToledo Center for Visual Arts, which includes two state-of-the-art buildings that house:

    • Studio and lecture classrooms
    • Digital labs
    • Photo labs
    • Large format print center
    • 3D printers
    • Laser lab
    • Complete wood shop and foundry
  2. Fluid skill set.
    When you graduate with an art degree, you don't just improve your drawing skills (although that happens too!). You acquire a new set of skills to make you a more versatile job candidate.
  3. Hands-on practice.
    You have access to the Museum's permanent collections, as well as many outstanding temporary exhibitions. The collections trace nearly the entire history of art, providing primary sources for the study of visual creativity from remote antiquity to the present day.
  4. Faculty collaboration.
    Our faculty represent diverse interests in art education. Their wide spectrum of research, leadership and involvement in the field of art education has received national and international recognition. Your faculty advisor will assist you in choosing courses to fulfill your degree requirements and guide you in preparing for future employment.
  5. Research opportunities.
    Choose your own research. Delve into choice-based arts and pedagogies, including unique art forms, education in museums and other cutting-edge art education concepts.


What jobs can I get with an art education degree?

Most UToledo graduate students in the Art Education master’s program are currently employed as teachers or work at other institutions that have a strong educational component. 

UToledo’s graduate program provides the ability to teach in new settings (such as community colleges) or teach more advanced subject matter in your current setting.  






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Last Updated: 11/16/23