Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Visual Arts
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Visual Arts is a distinctive program that allows students to get two benefits for the time and effort of one. Students complete art education certification requirements for teaching while also earning a master’s degree that will be recognized by school districts and other potential employers, creating opportunities for higher salary and preferred job placement.
With an emphasis on the history, theory and practice of art education, as well as hands-on experience in the classroom and service-learning opportunities teaching special education and English language learners, the MAT in Visual Arts program prepares students for the Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate to teach art in grades K-12.
The MAT in Visual Arts is a 42-credit degree-granting program. Students can complete the coursework in two years of full-time study. Coursework includes professional education classes, advanced studio work, liberal arts study, and a student-teaching practicum. There is no thesis requirement for this program, but students must complete the Instructional I PRAXIS and all other required PRAXIS tests with satisfactory scores before Pennsylvania certification is granted.
- Bachelor's degree
- 50 credits in Visual Arts studio areas and 12 credits in Art History (up to 16 credits may be taken concurrently with work on the MAT degree with director approval)
- B or better cummulative average
Please contact Please contact Rande Blank, Interim Graduate Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-717-6050.