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Art Education (Visual Art–All Grades) MST
The MST in art education (visual art-all grades) leads to initial/professional New York state certification in visual arts for grades K through 12. This certification allows applicants to teach in New York state public schools. The program features pedagogical studies, studio inquiry, and student teaching. The program prepares students to meet the national, state, and regional need for teachers of the visual arts and is designed for accomplished art educators and advocates for art and learning in all grades. The program is nationally accredited and is for teachers in art education who hold a BFA or BA (art major) degree. Classes begin each September and conclude in May. Graduates of teacher education programs at RIT have a 96 percent pass rate on the NY State Teacher Certification examinations.
Art education (visual art-all grades), MST degree, typical course sequence
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|ARED-701||Child Development in Art||3|
|ARED-702||Inclusive Art Education||3|
|ARED-704||Methods in Teaching and Learning||3|
|ARED-705||Methods II Studio Thinking||3|
|Graduate Studio Elective||3|
|ARED-890||Graduate Seminar in Art Education||6|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||36|
To be considered for admission to the MST program in art education (visual art-all grades), candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree in an art field from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, with a major concentration in art, art education, or industrial arts education,
- Have a minimum of 36 semester credit hours in drawing, painting, design, or the crafts. If the applicant holds a BA or BFA degree and seeks the MST degree in visual arts, the undergraduate program must have adhered to the studio course distribution required by the New York State Department of Education.
- Complete a graduate application.
Career OutcomesJob Titles
K-12 schoolsRecent Employers
Rochester City School District, Buffalo School District