M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies - Art focus (online)

This information is only applicable for students who started the program prior to Fall 2013. This program is no longer offered.

The Art Education focus is a cohort program offered completely online. In the Art Education program, students may include the creation of original works of art as partial completion of course assignments and theses.

Degree Requirements

Students who started prior to Fall 2012

Academic Route (Thesis Option)

This option is recommended for students with an interest in research or anticipating graduate work at the doctoral level.

For calendar descriptions of the courses listed below, please see the Course Descriptions page.

Not all courses are offered every year. Some courses are offered every other year. Please check the Timetables & Timelines page for course offerings.

  • 2 Required Courses
    • ED 9580 Introduction to Curriculum
    • ED 9678 Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research
  • 4 Art Education Courses
    • ED 9610 Teachers and Students as Artists
    • 1 of:
      • ED 9611 Teaching Art to Diverse Student Populations
      • ED 9612 Education through Artistic Themes and Processes
    • ED 9613 Curriculum Issues in Arts Education
    • ED 9620 responding to art in the Classroom and Community (optional)
  • 2 Milestones
    • ED 9693 Individual Proposal Preparation (IPP)
    • ED 9590 Master's Thesis

Professional Route (Course-based Option)

For calendar descriptions of the courses listed below, please see the Course Descriptions page.

Not all courses are offered every year. Some courses are offered every other year. Please check the Timetables & Timelines page for course offerings.

  • 3 Required Courses
    • 9580 Introduction to Curriculum
    • 9678 Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research
    • ED 9691 Master's Seminar
  • 5 Art Education Courses
    • 9610 Teachers and Students as Artists
    • 9611 Teaching Art to Diverse Student Populations
    • 9612 Education through Artistic Themes and Processes
    • 9613 Curriculum Issues in Arts Education
    • 9620 Responding to art in the Classroom and Community

Students who started in Fall 2012

For students who stared in Fall 2012 or later, the Art focus program is only available through the Professional (Course-based) route of study.

For calendar descriptions of the courses listed below, please see the Course Descriptions page.

Not all courses are offered every year. Some courses are offered every other year. Please check the Timetables & Timelines page for course offerings.

Professional Route (Course-based Option)

  • 2 Required Courses
    • ED 9678 Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research
    • ED 9691 Master's Seminar
  • 6 Elective Courses

Course Offerings in the Field of Art

It is recommended that students choose their elective courses in consultation with their Academic Advisor. Courses in the field of Art are listed below. Students may choose elective courses from other fields.

  • ED 9580 Introduction to Curriculum
  • ED 9610 Teachers and Students as Artists
  • ED 9611 Teaching Art to Diverse Student Populations
  • ED 9612 Education through Artistic Themes and Processes
  • ED 9613 Curriculum Issues in Arts Education
  • ED 9620 Responding to art in the Classroom and Community

For calendar descriptions of the courses listed below, please see the Course Descriptions page.

Not all courses are offered every year. Some courses are offered every other year. Please check the Timetables & Timelines page for course offerings.

Part-time

The Art program is offered only on a part-time basis.

Part-time - normally takes 6-8 terms (2-3 years) to complete the program. Part-time students can take a maximum of two courses per term. For students working full-time it is recommended that they take 1 course in the Fall and Winter terms and 2 courses in the Summer term.

Online Study

Students registered in onsite programs may request to register for an online elective course if space permits after online students have registered.

Sakai OWL:

Online and onsite courses are available via the Sakai OWL platform, although instructors of onsite courses use this tool to varying degrees as well. Access to a course in Sakai OWL is typically opened the first business day of each term. Please note that although your own access may be granted prior to the first business day, course content may not be posted until closer to the scheduled term start. Your Western University login and password is required to access the course (your Western email without the @uwo.ca and its accompanying password). Access to Sakai OWL is found here: http://owltoo.uwo.ca.

For online courses, students are required to have access to the following:

  • High speed Internet access
  • Access to a computer that enables connection to outside websites (flexible firewall restrictions)
  • Multimedia playback capabilities (video/audio)
  • WebCam
  • Computer capable of running a recent version of Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox; and/or Cisco MOVI client for PC or Mac
  • Audio headset and microphone for computer

Typical Program of Study

Below are examples of typical programs of study for full-time and part-time students following either the Academic or Profession route of study.

Students who started prior to Fall 2012

Term Academic (Thesis) Professional (Course-based)
1-Fall ED 9580 Introduction to Curriculum ED 9580 Introduction to Curriculum
2-Winter ED 9610 Teachers and Students as Artists ED 9610 Teachers and Students as Artists
3-Summer ED 9611 Teaching Art to Diverse Student Populations
OR
ED 9612 Education through Artistic Themes and Processes
ED 9611 Teaching Art to Diverse Student Populations

ED 9612 Education through Artistic Themes and Processes
4-Fall ED 9613 Curriculum Issues in Arts Education ED 9613 Curriculum Issues in Arts Education
5-Winter ED 9678 Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research

ED 9620 Responding to Art in the Classroom and Community
ED 9678 Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research

ED 9620 Responding to Art in the Classroom and Community
6-Summer ED 9683 Individual Proposal Preparation (IPP) ED 9691 Master's Seminar
7-Fall 9590 Master's Thesis  
8-Winter 9590 Master's Thesis  

Students who started Fall 2012

Term Professional (Course-based)
Part-Time
Year 1 - Fall 1 Elective
Year 1 - Winter 1 Elective
Year 1 - Summer 2 Electives
Year 2 - Fall 1 Elective
Year 2 - Winter ED 9678 Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research
Year 2 - Summer ED 9691 Master's Seminar

1 Elective Courses

Note: Online courses run for 12 weeks

Program Planning

Every year in June or July, students are provided access to enter course and program choices for the following year (fall, winter and summer terms). Program Planning is a mandatory process done annually for planning purposes; students do not register for courses one term at a time. Program Planning instructions and related documents can be found on the Program Planning web page. Students will receive notification via email when Program Planning begins. Please consult with your Academic Advisor (or Thesis Supervisor if your course work is complete) in regards to your course and program choices.