Art Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)
Art Education M.A.T. (P – 12 Certification)
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in rt Education is designed for initial teacher certification in Art Education (K-12) and requires a minimum of 48 semester hours of graduate course work, including: 6 hours in Professional Education, 27 hours in the Teaching Content Area, and 15 hours of Directed Study. In addition, students must complete a minimum of 21 hours of prerequisites in the Studio Art and Art History areas in order to be certified by the State of South Carolina.
Each candidate must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
Additionally, in order to be certified by the State of South Carolina, the candidate must pass a series of Praxis Subject Assessment Tests (Praxis II and PLT) and the EEDA exam.
Content of Art: Art teacher candidates have a thorough understanding of the content of art and make informed selections of instructional content.
Knowledge of Students: Art teacher candidates have a comprehensive knowledge of student characteristics, abilities, and learning styles; are sensitive observers in the classroom; and are able to use knowledge of students to plan appropriate instruction.
Curriculum Development: Art teacher candidates develop curriculum reflective of the goals and purposes of art education; curriculum reflective of understanding of the breadth, the depth, and the purposes of art; and curriculum inclusive of the goals, values, and purposes of education, the community, and society.
Instruction: Art teacher candidates are able to affect student learning in the content of art; create effective instructional environments conducive to student learning; are well versed in pedagogy; inquire into their own practices and the nature of art teaching; and are instructional collaborators.
Assessment: Art teacher candidates conduct meaningful and appropriate assessments of student learning, systematically reflect upon their own teaching practice, and deal with broader issues in the school setting beyond concern for individual students.
Professional Responsibility: Art teacher candidates continually reflect on their own practice, recognize their responsibilities to the schools and the community, and contribute to the growth of the profession.
- Online Application to the Graduate School
- Official GRE or MAT Scores
- 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 and acceptable scores on either the Miller Analogies Test (35 and above) or the GRE (a combined minimum score of 292). These numbers are provided as guidelines; meeting the minimum GPA and test scores does not guarantee admission. All parts of an application are carefully considered in admissions decisions.
Degree Requirements (48 Hours)
Professional Education (6 Hours)
|EDPY 705||Human Growth and Development||3|
|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 Hours||6|
Content Area (27 Hours)
|ARTE 725||Elementary Pedagogy Methods for Art Instruction||3|
|ARTE 725P||Elementary Pedagogy Methods for Art Instruction Practicum||1|
|ARTE 750||Interactive Technology for Art Teachers||3|
|ARTE 740||Art Program for Schools||3|
|ARTE 740P||Art Program for Schools Practicum||1|
|ARTE 760||Secondary Pedagogy Methods for Art Instruction||3|
|ARTE 760P||Secondary Pedagogy Methods for Art Instruction Practicum||1|
|ARTE 701||Seminar in Art Education||3|
|ARTE 702||Problems in the Teaching of Art||3|
|ARTE 703||Issues and Trends in Art Education||3|
|ARTE 705||Program Development in Art||3|
|Total Credit Hours||27|
Directed Teaching (15 Hours)
|ARTE 771||Art Education Internship||12|
|ARTE 765||Art Education Internship Seminar||3|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
The following are required for certification if they were not taken at the undergraduate level.
Pre-history to Renaissance
Renaissance to Modern
|Total Credit Hours||21|