Art and Design Education, M.S. Student Learning Outcomes

College Visual and Performing Arts
Major Art and Design Education
Degree M.S.
Date Revised February 2019

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Creativity: Demonstrate a high level of competence in a range of studio arts with proficiency in at least one art form.
  2. Scholarship: Reveal a broad and deep knowledge of children’s artistic development (K-12 students’ graphic, physical, intellectual, social and psychological development) and a high level proficiency in designing and implementing imaginative and effective learning experiences for K12 students using contemporary art educational practices.
  3. Communication: Apply highly effective written, verbal, nonverbal, and visual communication skills; effective selection of appropriate modes of communication to foster K-12 student learning; and the advanced ability to analyze and interpret visual culture.
  4. Collaboration: Collaborate with peers and other members of the professional community in a highly effective manner and serve diverse students and communities in a variety of educational settings.
  5. Professionalism: Exhibit a high level of socially responsible behaviors and responsibility for their own learning.
  6. Research: Demonstrate depth and breadth in their knowledge of art education research, history and philosophy and the ability to use research skills to advance student learning.

Methods of Assessment

  • Assessment of Content Knowledge (Licensure Candidates) (2)
  • edTPA (Licensure Candidates) (2)
  • ARTE 545 Curriculum Binder (3)
  • Cooperating Teacher Assessment (4)
  • Grades in Advanced Clinical Classes (Licensure Candidates) (5)
  • Exit Portfolio (Licensure Candidates) (1)
  • NIU OELP Dispositions (Licensure Candidates) (5)
  • Comprehensive Exam (6)
  • Grades in Required Discipline Classes (Scholarship) (2)
  • Grades in Required Discipline Classes (Creativity) (1)

Last Updated

AAE updated February 2019

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