Nov 26, 2020  
2009-2010 University Catalogue 
2009-2010 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Visual Arts - Master of Arts in Teaching

Program Total Credits: 42

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Visual Arts is a professional degree program incorporating preparation for the Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate to teach Art K-12, including a student teaching practicum. Additional coursework includes the history, theory, and practice of art education. Depending on the completeness of the student’s background, the MAT Program provides a flexible mix of professional education, advanced studio, and liberal arts study in a 42-credit program that may be completed in three full semesters (if prerequisites have been met) or three semesters and one summer.

Visual Arts - Master of Arts in Teaching Credits: 42

Fall Credits: 15

AEDU 509 is required of all students who do not pass the Art Education Department Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 80 percent or higher. It must be taken and passed in the first semester of full-time enrollment, and it does not fulfill any credit requirements for the MAT program.  Those who score below 70 percent on the Professional Writing Proficiency Exam after completing the Professional Writing course may not continue in the MAT program.

Spring Credits: 15

  • Art Education Technology Elective (AEDU 635, 621 or 622)  3 cr

Fall Credits: 12


Courses to satisfy requirements for the MAT are offered at varying times, allowing graduate students’ programs to be customized to their needs.