National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited
Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in the catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.
The Art Education Graduate Program prepares students for professional certification to teach visual arts in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 (PK-12) in New York State schools. This program develops art education professionals who:
The Art and Design Department offers graduate studies that lead to a master of science in art education and eligibility to apply for New York State professional certification to teach visual art in grades pre-kindergarten–12 (PK-12). This program requires 30 credit hours of study. Within the required program format, students are encouraged to pursue individualized programs of study.
*Those seeking an art education initial certification, please see our Postbaccalaureate Certification-only Program.
Academic advisers are assigned by the department and must be consulted each semester in order to register for courses and graduate in a timely manner; however, students remain responsible for fulfilling department and college requirements specific to the program.
Requests for exceptions to admission requirements may be directed to the department chair. In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
Required Courses (9-12 credit hours)
AED 688 SEMINAR IN ART EDUCATION 3
AED 689 RESEARCH 3
AED 690 MASTER'S PROJECT 3-6
or AED 695 MASTER'S THESIS
Content Specialty Courses (15-21 credit hours)
Courses in: Art Education (AED), Fine Arts (FAR), and/or Design (DES) 15-21
General Education Courses (0-6 credit hours)
Select 0-6 credit hours 0-6
Total Credit Hours 30
All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated and should be selected under advisement.
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