Jun 20, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

Art Education

Rande Blank, Minor Advisor
(215) 717-6050



This program is designed to enable a student, through carefully planned coursework, to earn any BFA in the Schools of Art, Film, or Design with a minor in Art Education in four years and a Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Arts in one additional year. The MAT is a professional degree program that incorporates preparation for the Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate, including a 14 week student teaching practicum. The program offered by the department of Art & Design Education is designed to permit a student majoring in an art or design field to use their undergraduate years as a key step toward certification (licensure) as a PK-12 Art 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

  • 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)