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Special Emphasis: Arts in Education


Welcome to the Arts in Education Emphasis:

The Arts in Education Emphasis offers students specialized courses in the areas of music and sound, drama and theatre, visual art, and performance, and in particular courses that reflect social justice concerns reflected through the arts and cultural production. This emphasis will attract students interested in the arts, elementary and secondary arts specialist teachers, and community, gallery and museum educators interested in examining arts education beyond schooling. We are a vibrant community of scholars and graduate students that thrive on collegiality, intellectual debate, critical analyses and inquiry. 

Arts in Education Faculty

  • Dr. Kathleen Gallagher
  • Dr. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández
  • Dr. Tara Goldstein
  • Dr. Stephanie Springgay
  • Dr. Leslie Stewart Rose
  • Dr. Rob Simon
  • Dr. Sandra Styres

Applications for 2019-20 are now open!  Apply to the CSTD Master of Education program and indicate your interest in the Arts in Education Emphasis in your Statement of Intent. 

Arts in Education Courses:

Students in the Arts in Education Emphasis are expected to take three or more of the following courses:

  • CTL1062H: Performed Ethnography (Goldstein)
  • CTL1064H: Applied Theatre and Performance in Sites of Learning (Gallagher)
  • CTL1099H: Critical Approaches to Arts Based Research (Springgay)
  • CTL1104H: Play, Drama, and Arts Education (Stewart Rose)
  • CTL1322H: Literacies of Land: Narrative, Storying and Literature (Styres)
  • CTL1811H: Writing Research - Research Writing: Moving from Idea to Reality (Esmonde)
  • CTL1818H: Arts in Education: Concepts, Contexts, and Frameworks (Gaztambide-Fernández)
  • CTL1822H: Urban School Research: Youth, Pedagogy, and the Arts (Gallagher)
  • CTL5013H: Creativity in the Classroom (Stewart Rose)
  • CTL5018H: Sounds of Change: Issues in Music Education (Stewart Rose)
  • CTL5019H: Walking and Sensory Methodologies (Springgay)
  • CTL5020H: Desire and Change: Difficult Dialogues in Contemporary Art and Art Education (Springgay)