The MEd in Educational Program Design is a 30-credit degree program designed to deepen your expertise in creating and developing diverse learning environments for today’s student. This degree is designed for educators looking to continue to integrate the artistic process with their practice as an artist and as an art educator.

This Master of Education degree demystifies curriculum, instruction, and assessment and provides you with the tools and skills necessary to create or build upon existing program structures at your school or district to meet the needs of today's students.

Looking for Graduate Certificates for Educators?

Graduate certificates are 15-credit credentials for K-12 educators offered in Arts, Educational Technology, and Inclusion.

Learn More

Program Requirements (30 credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • EDPD 601  Assessment Design + Evaluation | 3 credits

  • EDPD 602  Curriculum Design | 3 credits

  • EDPD 603  Instructional Design | 3 credits

  • EDPD 604  Designing 21st Century Learning Environments | 3 credits

  • EDPD 605  Research Methods | 3 credits

  • EDPD 701  Capstone Project: Master of Education | 3 credits

Electives (3 credits)

  • Select 1 course from subjects: ETEC, INCL, LITY, PRES, VPAS | 3 credits

Program Emphasis (9 credits)
Select 1 emphasis from:

 Educational Technology 

  • Select 3 courses from subject: ETEC, 600 level | 9 credits


  • Select 3 courses from subject: INCL, 600 level | 9 credits


  • Select 3 courses from subject: LITY, 600 level | 9 credits


  • Select 3 courses from subject: VPAS, 600 level | 9 credits

Visit Course Catalogue   

Learn More

Sarah Eckert headshot
Sarah Eckert

Director, Professional Institute for Educators + MEd Programs, School of Professional Studies
Head shot of Elana Betts
Elana Betts

Certified school psychologist specializing in social emotional learning, disability awareness and social justice advocacy.
Headshot of Natalie Duvall
Natalie Duvall

Doctor of Education with a concentration in mind, brain, teaching, and student motivation.

Student Profiles

Headshot of Liliane Sharpless
Liliane Sharpless

MEd '21

Educational Program Design (MEd)

Alumni Profiles

Headshot of Loren Marquardt
Loren Marquardt

MEd '19

Educational Program Design (MEd)
Head shot of Danielle Scicluna
Danielle Scicluna

MEd '20

Educational Program Design (MEd)

• Submission of a completed application form or online application.

• Nonrefundable application fee of $60 to be paid by check, money order or credit card.  The fee must be payable in U.S. currency and all checks must be drawn on U.S. banks. 

• Official transcripts, including secure eTranscripts, should be sent to PIE by the Registrar's Office at the college(s) or school(s) involved electronically to or in hard copy to:

    Attn: Professional Institute for Educators
    University of the Arts
    320 South Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

For transcripts from outside the United States, please refer to the instructions in the transcript section for international students.

• Statement of applicant’s academic and professional goals, 2-3 pages long, stating professional plans, interests, and goals.

• Resume or CV including the applicant’s name; address; phone; email; colleges attended with degrees, dates conferred, employment history; professional experience; present employer; and names of references.

•  1-2 current Letters of Recommendation, sent electronically to or in hard copy to:

    Attn: Professional Institute for Educators
    University of the Arts
    320 South Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

Note: Neither MEd Programs nor Graduate Certificates lead to PA Dept of Education Certification. These programs are designed for K-12 in-service teachers. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Get Started

Start your application

Begin your application today. Our admissions team will help you throughout the process.

Apply Now

See UArts for yourself

The best way to get to know UArts is by visiting our campus in person. Come see a show, visit a gallery, and get to know the neighborhood.

Plan Your Visit

Not sure where to start?

We're glad you want to learn more. Our admissions team is happy to send additional information about our school.

Request More Information