Faculty of Education offers Ontario’s first Graduate Studies in Art Education

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Associate Dean Robert MacMillan and graduate student, ann Langeman

Associate Dean Robert MacMillan and graduate student, Ann Langeman

Even better is the fact that Western’s Faculty of Education is now offering an M. Ed. (Curriculum) in Art Education designed specifically for career classroom teachers. “Art education is one of our strengths,” said associate professor Roger Clark, whose vision and passion for the program convinced Associate Dean Robert Macmillan to make this historic first happen. “We prepare more art teachers than any other faculty of education in Ontario,” said Dr. Clark, “And now, thanks to Associate Dean Macmillan and Dean Julia O’Sullivan, those teachers can earn a master’s degree in art education.”

“The response to our call for applicants was better than we’d hoped,” said Dr. Macmillan. “Interest expressed for our upcoming application period is also enthusiastic. That speaks to the need for such a program.”

The program provides art teachers with opportunities to study curriculum concepts and trends; research can involve the production of original works of art. The M.Ed. (Curriculum) in Art Education, by virtue of the online venue, will be of interest to art teachers across Canada and around the world.