Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2010

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Lee A. Plourde

Second Committee Member

Lanny Fitch

Third Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz


The purpose of this project was to develop a 7th and 8th grade art education curriculum that is grade appropriate and reflective of state and national goals and standards. The National Art Standards and Washington State Standards were reviewed and applied to design an effective curriculum with standards and goals. Art education has experienced major changes in approach to curriculum and instruction due to educational accountability and recently increased educational reforms.