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The Arts Education: Preparation, M.S. program meets the academic requirements for New York State initial teaching certification in Visual Arts (all grades) and is one of two master’s degree programs in the department. Arts Education program coursework emphasizes diverse creative processes as laboratories for the exploration of the materials and forms through which human beings have historically shaped enduring ideas, negotiated identity, and organized all that we know and value.
Graduate programs in Art Education are focused upon three distinct areas of study emphasis:
- arts & design practices as a means for personal agency and social responsibility,
- developing arts & design curricula for teaching and learning in multiple contexts,
- and interdisciplinary research promoting creative leadership and entrepreneurship.
This program is designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree in a studio arts, media arts, or design major with sufficient credits in studio or media arts, yet do not have an education background. This 39 credit hour program awards the M.S. degree from the School of Education, in cooperation with the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). The college’s programs are accredited respectively by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Arts Education faculty members hold dual appointments in both the School of Education and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Emphasis on socially responsible approaches to artmaking and design, unconventional field placements and partners, and an interdisciplinary approach to the arts in relation to the humanities and sciences are woven throughout the program coursework. Students majoring in Arts Education must take the following requirements and specialized course electives. Courses are shown in the order a full-time student typically would follow.