The MST in Art Education/Students with Disabilities is ideal for those people with a degree in Fine Arts who enjoying working with younger children, now considering teaching as a career. The program is a total of 42 credits, including a semester of student teaching, and can be completed in 18 months. 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 as well as classes in Special Education so that candidates are fully prepared to teach in their own classroom or in a co-taught classroom. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be recommended for teaching certification in Visual Arts Education (K-12) and Students with Disabilities (1-6). Candidates will be prepared to teach Art and Special Education in both public and private schools.
Total Program = 42 credits (All courses are 3 credits; Student Teaching is 6 credits)
Fall (9 credits)
GED 2101 Psychology of Learning/Models of Teaching
Winter Interim (3 credits)
GED 2103 Historical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Spring (9 credits)
GED 2104 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
Pre-Summer (6 credits)*
GED 2302 Art Methods for the Elementary School
Summer (6 credits)
GESP 2605 Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities
Fall (9 credits)*
GED 2200 Student Teaching (6 credits)
Candidates in the dual certification program are required to complete 150 hours of field experiences 100 hours in the area of certification and 50 hours in special education (grades 1-6).
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
In addition, to become certified to teach Special Education in New York State candidates must also pass the following Certification Exams.
Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi-Subjects 1-6
Content Specialty Test (CST) – Students with Disabilities
Candidates seeking certification elsewhere will be able to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements.