- Begin the graduate program one summer and be fully eligible for graduation, initial certification, and a teaching position by the following summer. Our intensive, 13-month program (late May through late June of the following year) is approved by and registered with the New York State Education Department.
- Access to graduate assistantships and scholarships to offset the cost of attendance.
- Pursue your studies in small class sizes, which allow for academic, research, and community-based collaborations among faculty and students.
- Participate in field experiences in multiple, diverse sites, including our partnership school in Harlem, NY.
- Complete a teacher inquiry project prior to graduation.
- Benefit from certification reciprocity agreements with more than 30 other states and jurisdictions.
- Be employed, likely prior to graduation. Our graduates teach in rural, urban, and suburban school districts in New York, surrounding states, and around the country (for instance, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Virginia).
Teach Art to Grades K–12
Follow your calling and teach children in grades K–12 an appreciation for the forms, creation, and importance of art with a social justice perspective. Our intensive, 35-credit master's degree in Art Education leads to initial teaching certification for grades K–12 in New York.
You will join a cohort of approximately 20–25 students to begin the program in late May and continue through late June of the following year. You will complete core courses in educational theory, curriculum, and instruction. You will also complete graduate coursework in studio art and pedagogy and practice for the art teacher. Hands-on field experiences in varied school and community settings begin from your first summer in the program.
Highlights of Our Art Education, M.A.T. Graduate Program
Education and discipline-specific course requirements to complete prior to enrollment.
Highlights of our quick, intensive education graduate program that prepares you for a lifelong career in teaching.
Get a sense of your semester-by-semester experiences while in the graduate program.
Interested in Learning More About our M.A.T. in Art Education?
If you would like more information on applying to the M.A.T. in Art Education program or if you would like to be notified when graduate applications open this fall, please complete our graduate interest form.
Dr. Peter Martin
Chair, Graduate Programs in Education