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Visual Arts–All Grades (Art Education) MST

An art education master's degree that sharpens your artistic abilities as you prepare to teach the next generation of artists and creators.

Program skills

The MST in visual arts–all grades (art education) 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 needs of 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 August and conclude in May. Graduates of teacher education programs at RIT have a 96 percent pass rate on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations.

Program facilities equipment

Students are exposed to state-of-the-art equipment, technology and studio facilities that support course work and research.

Program job titles

Art Teacher; Art Instructor; Art Specialist; Art Professor; Arts and Crafts Instructor; Arts Administrator; Education Director; Visual Arts Educator

Select program hiring partners

Greece Central School District; Webster Central School District; Victor Central School District; Rochester City School District; Revolution Events; Perry Central School District; Humble Independent School District; East Rochester City School District; Byron Bergen Central School District; BOCES 2; Batavia Central School District; ARC of Monroe


Outcome Rates for Visual Arts–All Grades (Art Education) MST

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 94.44%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 94.44%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%


The visual arts–all grades program maintains Initial Program accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The program's most recent CAEP accreditation approval was spring 2021. Reporting outcomes and student achievement data are available for review.

Educator Preparation Program Level Date Reviewed/Next Review
Master of Science for Teachers,
Visual Arts - All Grades
Initial Spring 2021/Fall 2028