The Art Education program’s strong academic emphasis helps teachers who are creative artists become highly literate in the history and language of art.

In addition to coursework in education, students in the 38- semester-hour Art Education program are required to take studio art and art history classes. Students also draw on resources in American studies, anthropology, sociology, and the program in literature, science, and the arts to complete their degree.

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester—July 15 (April 15 for international students) 
  • Spring Semester—December 1 (October 1 for international students) 
  • Summer Session—April 15 (March 1 for international students) 

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions
  • Undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better on a four-point scale
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General test – verbal and quantitative
  • English Proficiency Requirements (international applicants)
  • Equivalent of the minimum course work in art required for a University of Iowa B.A. or B.F.A. in art
  • Hold a licensure/certificate to teach art

Application Procedure

  1. Create an application account to begin the application process.
  2. Submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  3. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive email instructions on how to establish your HawkID and password which you will use to access MyUI, our online service center for students and applicants.
  4. You will use your Admissions Profile on MyUI to upload required supplemental materials.

Required Supplemental Materials

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University’s institutional code is 6681)
  • Official TOEFL scores may be required for some non-native speakers of English
  • A statement of purpose
  • A writing sample
  • Ten slide reproductions of artwork
  • Three letters of recommendation*

* You will be asked to give the contact information of your recommenders, including their email, on your Admissions Profile. The recommender will then get an email with instructions on how to upload the recommendation letter and/or form.

Contacts

Application questions can be directed to: Sue Cline in the Office of Student Services, 319/335-5260, sue-cline@uiowa.edu.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Summary

  • Art and Art History (18 s.h.)
    • Studio Art (12 s.h.) and Art History (6 s.h.) OR
    • Studio Art (6 s.h.) and Art History (12 s.h.)
  • EDTL:6267 Seminar: Current Issues in Art Education (total of 8 s.h.)
  • Additional coursework (12 s.h.) specified after the student begins the program
  • Studio or written thesis
Employment Opportunities
  • Art teachers in elementary and secondary schools
  • Art teachers at colleges or universities
  • Art teachers at museums
  • Art administrators
Application Deadlines
  • Fall Semester—July 15 (April 15 for international students) 
  • Spring Semester—December 1 (October 1 for international students) 
  • Summer Session—April 15 (March 1 for international students) 
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