Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)


Art and Design

First Advisor

Dr. Melanie Davenport

Second Advisor

Dr. Kevin Hsieh

Third Advisor

Dr. Jennifer Hamrock


This research examined foundational educational components to create an art curriculum for early learners. The curriculum integrates art education, literacy, social justice, and social-emotional learning. Various studies support that these components enhance confidence, communication, social awareness, and interpersonal skills. International art education models were also explored to select key pieces of information that support the need for such a curriculum. The National Art Education Association standards, Georgia Performance Standards, and social-emotional learning program Second Step® standards influenced the learning objectives. This study cumulates in year-long curriculum map for kindergarten visual arts education, which seeks to integrate multiple facets for comprehensive learning experience.


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