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At the Gwen Frostic School of Art you will experience professional-level facilities that offer inventive spaces for the study, creation, and exhibition of art. Students choose the Frostic School of Art because it has the qualities of a private art school at a major research university. Students’ education is supported with a multitude of opportunities from other disciplines, including collaboration with the 3 other units that together form the College of Fine Arts: the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre. The School of Art encourages student to pursue their curiosity, become critical thinkers, and develop creative problem solving skills.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art Education


The Master of Arts in Art Education program is a completely online program that allows you to take your career as an educator to the next level. Designed for K-12 educators, this program will meet your needs whether you teach in a school or have a role in a museum or other community based art organization. With advanced curriculum around development, pedagogy, action research, leadership, ad advocacy in the visual arts, you will be empowered with the skills and voice you need to lead your students, and impact your own career path. The M.A. in Art Education is designed to be completed in 3 years. Teacher certification or art education endorsements are not offered through this program.

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines


August 1             fall entry
December 1        spring entry
April 1                summer entry

Application Process


Within the WMU online application system at wmich.edu/apply, applicants must provide general information, including educational history and specific program requirements.
Requirements for the M.A. in Art Education application include:

Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions to the master’s program in art education within 3 weeks of submitting a completed application.

For questions about the master’s art education program, contact Dr. William Charland at william.charland@wmich.edu.

Thank you for your interest in applying for admission to the art education graduate program.

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