Graduate Certificate in Art Education

The Graduate Certificate in Art Education program is a stand-alone credential. The program includes contemporary pedagogy, curriculum development, skill building as Artist/Researcher/Teacher, qualitative and post-qualitative research methodology, program assessment, intentional teaching and leadership skills, and a deep understanding of visual literacy. This program does not lead to South Carolina K-12 Teacher licensure. 


Graduate Program Director: 
Dr. Michelle Livek Garner 

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      Time to completion: 1 year

      Total Credits: 10-12

      Format: Campus-based

      • ARTE 548 Curriculum in Art Education and Secondary Methods (3)

      • ARTE 650 MFA Teaching Practicum(3)  

      • ARTE 682: Research Methods in Art Education (3)

      • Fine Arts electives (1-3)

        Total Semester Hours: 10-12 

      Graduate Certificate in Art Education: No deadline, rolling admission

      Application requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Art Education program include:

      • Complete the online graduate school application

      • Have official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate coursework sent to Graduate Studies, Winthrop University, 211 Tillman Hall, Rock Hill, SC 29733. Transcripts must be sent to our office directly from the issuing institutions.

      • Bachelor’s degree, or its U.S. equivalent, from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body.

      • GPA of 2.75 or higher on all post-secondary work attempted. If the applicant has earned a post-baccalaureate, degree grades in that program will be taken into consideration.

      • A Statement of Purpose must be submitted online as part of the application submission process. The Statement should describe the applicant’s experience, objectives for undertaking graduate study, and research interests, if any. This should be a formal statement that is between 1,000 and 1,200 words.

      • In addition to completing 12 hours of graduate coursework before applying to the Certificate Program, current Winthrop graduate students must submit a brief letter of recommendation from their Major Professor/thesis advisor in support of their application.



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