Master of Science in Teaching: Art Education (Grades K-12)

The MST in Art Education is ideal for those people with a degree in Fine Arts who are now considering teaching as a career. The program is a total of 36 credits, including a semester of student teaching, and can be completed in 16 months. Candidates may take longer if they need to. Most classes are held in the evening so that candidates can continue to work full-time. The program includes Art Methods classes at both the Elementary and Secondary levels so that candidates are fully prepared to teach school-aged children in all grade levels. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be recommended for teaching certification in Visual Arts Education (K-12). Candidates will be prepared to teach Art in both public and private schools with students of all ages.


Program Requirements*

Fall (9 credits)

GED 2101 Psychology of Learning/Models of Teaching
GED 2401 Writing across the Curriculum
GESP 2601 Exceptional Children  

Winter Interim (3 credits)

GED 2103 Historical and Contemporary Issues in Education

Spring (9 credits)

GED 2402 Reading across the Curriculum
GESP 2603 Assessment: Principles and Practices
GED 2301 Art Methods for Middle/Secondary School

Pre-Summer (6 credits) *

GESP 2602 Classroom Organization and Management
GED  2202 Art Methods for the Elementary School

Fall (9 credits) *

GED 2200 Student Teaching (6 credits)
GED 2208 Action Research and Evaluation (3 credits)
GED 2209 Comprehensive: Action Research Project (0 credits) Completed during GED2208.

Candidates are required to complete 100 hours of field experiences in the area of certification in both elementary and secondary level courses, including 15 in a special education setting. 30 hours must be in a diverse setting


In order to become certified to teach Visual Arts (K-12) in New York State candidates must also pass the following Certification Exams.

Educating All Students Test (EAS)
Content Specialty Test (CST) – Visual Arts
edTPA – Visual Arts


Candidates seeking certification elsewhere will be able to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements.

*schedule subject to change