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MAT837: Professional Practices Advanced Action Research Methods (Post-Bacc to MAT Pipeline)

MAT837: Professional Practices Advanced Action Research Methods (Post-Bacc to MAT Pipeline)


Maximum Enrollment: 24 LBS

Course Description

MAT837: Professional Practices Advanced Action Research Methods 




Students will earn 3 Graduate Credits




This course is designed to develop a clear connection between the theory and practice of art education. PBAE Graduates engage in readings about pedagogy and andragogy, develop frameworks for evidence-based teaching and learning, implement strategies for assessing teaching and learning in creative modalities, and design curricula that incorporate a variety of instructional practices. PBAE Graduates will raise and answer questions about their own practice, using reflective action cycles that offer useful steps for positive action. Current education theory and critical issues in education will be explored and integrated into a public-facing summative portfolio or digital presentation which illustrates our PBAE Graduates as professional educators and studio-artists, complete with teaching and diversity statements, studio practice models, standards of pedagogy and andragogy, integration with any state and/or federal standards for art education unique to the PBAE Graduates’ region of employment, and a gallery of art practices. 

By registering for this course, you are securing your spot in one of two MAT837 options. Please use the link below to select which would prefer (Online FALL Term; Online DECEMBER Term; Or Independent Study. Spring Semester has not yet been scheduled and will depend on interest). Note: If you completed the Pre-Survey in the initial announcement, then we have constructed a preliminary course schedule for you. Please use the form below to select your preferences. Someone will reach out after you enroll to determine your next steps. 


Use this form to select your course option: https://forms.gle/2X73AeDcVeygNNDG6 

Courses are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Please work with your MAT Pathway Advisor to ensure you select options that will work for you.


To Register for the Post-Bacc to MAT Pathway, you will need to enroll in both MAT800 and MAT837 to secure the pathway. You may choose to enroll in one course at a time. We have made this program as flexible as possible with both compressed and full-term course options available with enough enrollment and with Independent Study available as a support option to ensure you can complete both courses in a reasonable time. 


Meeting Times:

Thursday, September 8th_ 4:30 pm -7:30 pm_ Introduction to MAT 837 + SALT Institute of Graduate Studies

Thursday, September 23rd_ 4:30 pm -7:30 pm_  Qualitative Interview Presentation (QI Pecha Kucha)

*10/2- 10/7_ This is the window of time allotted for your group planning meeting (Topics in Art Education project) 

Thursday, October 14_ 4:30 pm-7:30 pm_ Art Topics Group Presentation (TIAE Pecha Kucha)

October 18 or 19_ Individual final conferences with instructor



Be sure to: 

  1. Fill out the Course Preference Survey
  2. Add this course to your cart
  3. Pay the course fee 



  • High speed Internet access
  • Webcam (1080 dpi) 
  • Microphone 
  • Textbook  may be required (TBD)


After completing these steps, an MAT Pathway Advisor will reach out to you within 5 business days. 

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