Degree Requirements

Fine Arts, MSE

 Important Notice

The UW-River Falls College of Education and Professional Studies and the Graduate Council are no longer accepting applications for the MSE-Secondary Education, Fine Arts Program.

Current students must complete their program of study by December 2014. If you have questions, please contact your adviser.

Degree Requirements

Interdisciplinary Fine Arts courses, 9 credits: 

ART 760 Creativity: Theory and Practice, 3 credits
ART 770 Arts Education in a Changing Environment, 3 credits
ART 780 Arts in Society, 3 credits

Content Areas, 9-12 credits: 

Select courses from the disciplines of art, music, theater and dance in consultation with advisor.
Examples of courses include: 

  • Art: glass, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, art therapy, special topics
  • Music: music and computer applications, national standards and the curriculum, world music, conducting, history of jazz
  • Theatre: arts management, performance, design and technology

Professional Education, 6 credits:

TED 760 Methods of Research, 3 credits 

plus choose one of the following:

TED 740 Historical/Philosophical/Multicultural Foundations of American Education, 4 credits
TED 750 Advanced Educational Psychology, 3 credits
TED 755 Social Issues in Education, 3 credits

Thesis Project Research, 3 credits
Select from:
ART 798 Independent Research, 1-3 credits
MUS 798 Independent Research, 1-3 credits
COMS 798 Independent Research, 1-3 credits

The program is on a three-year summer cycle with a recommended load of nine credits per summer. One-credit application units are also available: research conducted during the school year under the guidance of faculty members.

Completion of a certification portfolio as specified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.