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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

November 5, 2003

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Flor Blanco, Belknap Hall 110A, Ext. 4604, fblanco@mnsfld.edu.

The department of Art has requested the following curricular changes:

# 1 Action:
Course Change: ARE: 5598 Research Paper and Exhibition

Purpose and nature of change:
This course will no longer be taught as independent study, but will be taught as a class on-line. Students will begin their final research paper and will either complete it during the semester or finish it during the allotted incomplete time. An exhibition will be eliminated from the requirements because as an art education degree the emphasis is being refocused on pedagogical practices in art education. By creating an actual class, the anticipated enrollment increase can be facilitated by the current staff and adjuncts.

New Course Title: Research Paper

Course Description for Catalog:
In this course the candidate for the M.Ed. in Art will submit a proposal for a research topic in art education. The student will then research the approved topic and write a scholarly document according to research paper specifications. This course is taken after completion of all other required coursework.
Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) All other coursework.

# 2 Action:
Program Change: MED-Art

Rationale for change:
The Master's in art education will be available on-line and will be divided into a dual track program. One track will be designed for students who are certified in art education already and just want a Master's degree. The second track is a collaborative program with Lock Haven and is for those students who are not certified and are seeking a Master's and/or certification. An on-line Master's program will benefit Mansfield University by increasing the available student population, eliminating the need for classroom space and by increasing the individual course enrollments.

Track one:
This track of the Master's on-line program will provide opportunities for obtaining a Master's in Education-Art to those students who have a BSAE degree and are certified to teach art but do not have access to an advanced degree in art education. This program is designed for students who have received certification in the United States or the equivalent in a country outside the United States. This program services a world-wide clientele and benefits those students in rural areas or in places that a Master's in art education is not offered. This track does not lead to certification.

Track two:
This track is a collaborative effort between Mansfield University and Lock Haven University to provide Lock Haven students an accessible avenue for certification in art education with the option of seeking a Master's degree. This program is designed for Lock Haven students who have received a BS-studio, BA-studio or a BFA-studio degree and are seeking either certification alone, or a Master's plus certification.

New Degree and Program Title: MED-Art on-line

List all changes:

  1. Track one program will be totally on-line using Mansfield and/or Lock Haven courses.
  2. Track two program will be primarily on-line with the exception of six to nine semester hours that will be taught on campus at both Lock Haven and Mansfield Universities .
  3. Minor changes in curriculum (see new ER)

Program Description for Catalog:
Track one:
The M.Ed. in Art Education on-line degree program emphasizes an academic mastery of Art Education with a final research paper requirement. The program is designed for graduate students who are already certified in art education or who have met the requirements for teaching art in their native country. This program is developed for talented, dedicated, and self-motivated graduate students who wish to become further informed about pedagogy and professional research. The conceptual framework advocates a model of art education that encourages graduate students to become leaders in their field. "Teacher as Instructional Leader" is Mansfield University's theme for advanced teacher education. Courses are available on line during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, making either full or part time completion of the program possible. For full participation in this program it is expected that students will have access to a digital camera for project documentation.

Track two:
This M.Ed. - Art Education track is a collaborative program with Lock Haven University and emphasizes an academic mastery of Art Education with strong practical experiences in elementary and secondary classrooms and a final research paper requirement. The program is designed for talented, dedicated, and self-motivated graduate students who already have an earned BA-studio, BS-studio, or a BFA-studio degree and wish to become informed about pedagogy, professional research and become certified to teach art. The conceptual framework advocates a model of art education that encourages graduate students to become leaders in their field. "Teacher as Instructional Leader" is Mansfield University's theme for advanced teacher education. The majority of classes will be taught on-line, however, some of the courses will be taught on both Mansfield and Lock Haven campuses. Students will be required to meet all certifying requirements and student teach at the elementary and secondary levels. For full participation in this program it is expected that students will have access to a digital camera for project documentation.

Program Objectives:

Additional objectives:

  1. To educate an increased number of students through an on-line format.
  2. To provide an excellent program for students through instruction and activities that approximate those
    of a regular classroom experience.
  3. To provide opportunities for students to interact and collaborate during courses.

 

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