An art education master's degree that sharpens your artistic abilities as you prepare to teach the next generation of artists and creators.
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 reported
Art Teacher; Art Instructor; Art Specialist; Art Professor; Arts and Crafts Instructor; Arts Administrator; Education Director; Visual Arts Educator
Select program hiring partners
Avon Elementary, Ballentine Elementary, Ithaca City School District, Letchworth Central School, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester City School District, The Harley School, Woodwards Children's Center
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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.