Art Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)

Required Documents

  • Online Application to the Graduate School
  • Official Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (at least one must be from a professor)
  • Personal Statement
  • CV or Resume
  • Portfolio:  Please upload a digital portfolio of 20 images of recent work and an identifying list of works, as a single .pdf document

Note: Successful applicants to the graduate programs in Art Education typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale. However, all parts of an application are carefully considered in admissions decisions.


Degree Requirements (48 Hours)

Professional Education (6 Hours)

Course Title Credits
EDPY 705Human Growth and Development3
or EDPY 707 Growth and Development: Middle Childhood and Adolescence
Select one of the following:3
Content Area Literacy PK-12
Teaching Reading in the Content Area to Adolescents with Reading Disabilities
Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
Total Credit Hours6

Content Area (27 Hours)

Course Title Credits
ARTE 725Elementary Pedagogy Methods for Art Instruction3
ARTE 725PElementary Pedagogy Methods for Art Instruction Practicum1
ARTE 750Interactive Technology for Art Teachers3
ARTE 740Art Program for Schools3
ARTE 740PArt Program for Schools Practicum1
ARTE 760Secondary Pedagogy Methods for Art Instruction3
ARTE 760PSecondary Pedagogy Methods for Art Instruction Practicum1
ARTE 701Seminar in Art Education3
ARTE 702Problems in the Teaching of Art3
ARTE 703Issues and Trends in Art Education3
ARTE 705Program Development in Art3
Total Credit Hours27

Directed Teaching  (15 Hours)

Course Title Credits
ARTE 771Art Education Internship12
ARTE 765Art Education Internship Seminar3
Total Credit Hours15

Additional Hours

The following are required for certification if they were not taken at the undergraduate level.

Course Title Credits
Art Studio15
Fundamental Design
Art History6
Pre-history to Renaissance
Renaissance to Modern
Total Credit Hours21