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.
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.
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:
- Track one program will be totally on-line using Mansfield and/or
Lock Haven courses.
- 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 .
- Minor changes in curriculum (see new ER)
Program Description for Catalog:
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.
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.
- To educate an increased number of students through an on-line
- To provide an excellent program for students through instruction
and activities that approximate those
of a regular classroom experience.
- To provide opportunities for students to interact and collaborate