Study Art Education at Azusa Pacific University
We'll help you graduate with the academic training to set you apart, along with a professional network, and the ability to touch your students’ lives through art and teaching. We make it possible to advance your teaching career as a working professional through a blend of online courses and two weeklong summer practicums at APU’s main campus in Azusa.
Program at a Glance
The School of Visual and Performing Arts develops students’ talents through rich artistic experiences and comprehensive training in their chosen artistic discipline.
- The MA in Art Education offers five entry points per year. You may enter the program at the start of any eight-week fall or spring session or at the start of the summer intensive in July. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed as they are completed for each term.
Cost per Unit
- Online: Low Residency at Azusa (Main Campus)
Gain Hands-on Experience
- Refine skills and techniques as both an artist and educator.
- Apply relevant theory and research to your teaching career.
- Make art and collaborate with peers and professors during studio practicums.
By the Numbers
The MA in Art Education supports a new generation of art teachers who value the unique processes and knowledge
that come with a robust studio practice and the subsequent integration of those skills
into the classroom. Aspiring and seasoned art educators hone their commitment to the
studio and classroom and strengthen their research and contribution to the field of
Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.
The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.
Applicants must possess:
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Grade-point average of 3.0 or above
Applicants must submit:
- Graduate application for admission
- $45 nonrefundable application fee
- Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant’s
bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and all postbaccalaureate
An official transcript is one that Azusa Pacific University receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the former institution and that bears the official seal of the college or university. A cumulative minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average on the posted degree is required for regular admission status. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a lower GPA if competency can be shown through multiple measures.
- Two recommendations submitted by professors or employers who have current knowledge of the applicant’s academic ability and potential
- Résumé including the most relevant work and volunteer experience
- Letter of intent
- Video chat interview may be requested and coordinated by the Department of Art
What to Expect
After all admission materials have been received by the Student Services Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. The applicant is notified in writing of the admission decision.
Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.
Delivering high quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree includes a complete network of student services and access to a community of faculty and staff who partner with you in your pursuit of your M.A. in Art Education.
|Tuition (per unit)||$684|
|Base Program Cost||$20,520|
All stated financial information is subject to change. Contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020 for more information.
Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020.
Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.
To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:
If you have questions, we’re here to help! Connect with a representative who can walk you through the program details and application process.
Additional Program Contact
Alisa Barsegyan, [email protected] (626) 387-5725
School of Visual and Performing Arts
(626) 815-6000, Ext. 5298
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Student Services Center
Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Career Outlooks and Outcomes
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