Apr 22, 2018  
2013-2014 University Catalogue 
2013-2014 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Education, 5 Year BFA/MAT

Programs   >  Programs in the College of Art, Media, & Design 
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Slavko Milekic, Ph.D. \ smilekic@uarts.edu \ 215.717.6074
Interim Chair

Rande Blank \ rblank@uarts.edu  \ 215.717.6050
Interim Director, Graduate Programs


The Bachelors of Fine Arts & Master of Arts in Teaching in Visual Arts (BFA/MAT) is a 5 year professional degree program incorporating preparation for the Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate, including a 14 week student teaching practicum.  The program in the Department of Art & Design is designed to permit a student majoring in an art or design field to use his or her undergraduate years as a key step toward certification (licensure) as a K-12 or Design teacher.  The University awards the degree and the Pennsylvania Department of Education awards the teaching certificate on successful completion of praxis exams.

Program Objectives

Students graduating from the BFA/MAT in Art & Design Education will be able to:

  • seek to find the artist in every student and draw it forth with respect;
  • provide safe, supportive, and inclusive environments for diverse communities of learners;
  • use assessment & reflective practices in teaching and learning;
  • demonstrate life-span commitments to artistic, intellectual, and personal growth;
  • encourage tolerance for difference in an increasingly global community;
  • use technology as a vehicle for advancing creativity, innovation, and learning;
  • seek collaborations and connections among and across disciplines and population;
  • practice stewardship of the environment;
  • engage in service to others through the arts.

Program Requirements (47 credits)