Integrated Arts (M.Ed.)

Integrated Arts (M.Ed.)
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The MEd in Integrated Arts is designed for students who want to enhance their professional development by incorporating the arts into educational, cultural, human services, and recreational settings.

Integrated Arts graduates are typically classroom teachers, art educators, visual and performing artists, and arts or resource or media specialists employed in schools, museums, libraries, hospitals, and other educational and cultural institutions. In addition to gaining general MEd competencies, students will develop a specialization in the integration of the arts through a series of workshop and practicum experiences with professionals in the field, including opportunities for international study.

4+1 Option

Current PSU students in undergraduate programs in educator certification, music, theater, dance, or visual arts can complete the MEd in Integrated Arts curriculum with just one additional year of study as a full-time student. 


Program Coordinator, Integrated Arts
Phone: (603) 535-2647
Office: Education, Democracy & Social Change, Rounds Hall Rm 105, MSC 38, Plymouth, NH 03264

Academic Operations Manager
Office: Education, Democracy & Social Change, Rounds Hall Rm 216, MSC 38, Plymouth, NH 03264

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Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum Requirements

The Integrated Arts program curriculum is built around a professional core of courses designed to provide a foundation and framework in research, philosophy, and learning theories. The integrative component builds upon that foundation with a course sequence that explores the value and implications of the arts in society, as well as the arts integration process itself. Elective coursework enables participants to be introduced to new artistic disciplines, as well as to expand their areas of expertise and knowledge. A capstone experience provides an opportunity to demonstrate arts integration in a supervised professional or educational setting.

Students can participate in a variety of coursework tailored to their individual goals, including completing special arts integration projects in their schools and classrooms. Summer Arts and Culture Institutes in a variety of international locations, as well as the Integrated Arts Conference, provide innovative opportunities to focus on diversity, equity, and excellence through the arts.

Course Title Credits
Master's Core Component
ED 5000Social Behavior in a Diverse Society3
IN 5400Imagination, Creativity and Innovation3
ED 5030Research Design3
or ED 5180 Collaborative Action Research
Learning Theory Component
ED 5060Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development3
IN 5700Integrated Arts Curriculum Development and Assessment3
Integration Component
AR 5300The Arts in Society3
IN 5970Integrating the Arts3
Elective Component
Complete nine elective credits 19
Capstone Experience
IN 5210Graduate Practicum in Integrated Arts3
Total Credits33

Students will select from a variety of arts electives with an elementary or secondary education focus. Students select courses based on interest and individual needs.

  • Advocate in oral, visual, kinesthetic and written form the value of the arts in education and society.
  • Demonstrate a variety of arts-based skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity and awareness of the multicultural content of the arts, both contemporary and historical.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, create, assess and implement an integrated arts lesson, unit or project the maps to the Common Core Standards.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to enhance community and create successful integrated arts lessons, presentations and projects.
  • Demonstrate ability to research and apply information in the arts.

Students with an MEd in Integrated Arts are prepared to work in both educational and arts fields where a knowledge of arts integration would enhance curricular and programmatic outcomes. MEd in Integrated Arts graduates are: K-12 educations with a special focus in arts integration, arts programming and curriculum coordinators, arts educators, after-school program coordinators, educational directors in theatre companies, adjunct faculty in arts and education programs

Admission Information


The MEd in Integrated Arts requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • Recommended 3.0 or better GPA in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)


Students pursuing Integrated Arts can apply for admission to any of the upcoming semesters. Here are the annual application deadlines:

  • Fall semester – August 1
  • Spring semester – December 1
  • Summer semester – April 15

*We suggest submitting your documentation at least two weeks prior to the posted date to ensure your application is complete and can be reviewed by the deadline. 

2024-25 Estimated Graduate Per Credit Tuition and Mandatory Fees

  New Hampshire Resident
Tuition Mandatory Fees Per Credit Total
Master’s Degrees/Certificates $584 $43 $627
CAGS $625 $43 $668
EDD $681 $43 $724
  Out-of-State Resident
Tuition Mandatory Fees Per Credit Total
Master’s Degrees/Certificates $809 $43 $852
CAGS $782 $43 $825
EDD $866 $43 $909

More information is available through the Student Financial Services Office

Graduate students are eligible for financial aid in the form of student loans only. You will need to complete the FAFSA at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester you wish to begin taking classes. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid – please review our international admission requirements to learn more.

More information can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

Each year, Plymouth State offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to admitted graduate students. Selection criteria include academic and professional achievements, commitment to graduate study, and achievement or pursuit of personal or professional goals. Visit the PSU Scholarship Opportunities webpage for additional information.

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