Admissions & Aid
The Art Education Program is committed to preparing quality art teachers (PreK–12) who are skilled makers of art, insightful observers of contemporary developments in the arts, and articulate advocates for art education in public and independent schools.
For students who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in either art or art education, we offer two paths (option A and option B) to a Master of Arts degree in art education. Additionally, for students who already hold a master’s degree in art or related discipline, we offer a path to an advanced certificate in teaching art.
The curriculum consists of education courses, field experiences, and arts courses that are scheduled to accommodate students who have family and/or professional responsibilities. Most students complete the program in two years, but individuals are free to set their own pace for progressing through the program.
The courses required by individual programs in art education can vary depending on the entry qualifications of students.
The profession of teacher education is licensed by the New York State Education and has reciprocal agreements with many other states.
The program in art education prepares candidates with varied educational and artistic experience to become art teachers for children and adolescents, and to earn an Initial Certificate in Teaching Art (PreK–12), a Professional Certificate, or both. The program addresses the needs of three distinct groups; students take different education courses and sequences of courses depending on their previous course work, teaching experience, and the certificates they hold.
For students who hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Teaching Art, all grades, or equivalent course work and teaching experience, and who seek an M.A. in teaching art. This 33-credit program consists of 18 credits in education and 15 credits in art.
For students who do not hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Teaching Art, all grades, or equivalent course work and teaching experience, and who seek an M.A. in teaching art and New York State Initial and Professional Certificates in Teaching Art, all grades. This 46-credit program consists of 31 credits in education and 15 credits in art; previous course work and teaching experience may be counted toward these credits.
For students who already have an appropriate master’s degree in a related discipline, or an M.F.A, and wish to pursue the New York State Initial Certificate in Teaching Art, all grades. Depending on prior course work and teaching experience, students take up to 25 credits in education and may be required to take additional courses in art as a condition of admission.
The courses required by the program in art education can vary depending on the entry qualifications of students.
ECAE 7506X Projects in Creative Art for the Classroom
ECAE 7507T Critical Issues in Education—Social Values and Individual Needs: Art
ECAE 7530T Diverse Classrooms in a Visual Culture
ECAE 7533T Advanced Seminar in Pedagogy and Curriculum, Art Education: Art
ECAE 7538T Seminar I in Pedagogy and Curriculum: Art
ECAE 7542T Art Education: Student Teaching Practicum I
ECAE 7520T Seminar II in Pedagogy and Curriculum: Art
ECAE 7543T Art Education: Student Teaching Practicum II
ECAE 7526T Seminar in Educational Research: Art
SEED 7503X Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
ECAE 7104T, CBSE 7671, or SEED 7671X Children and Youth with Special Needs
Five courses from any of the following:
Applications are accepted once a year in the spring (deadline: March 15, but late applications are accepted).
To be accepted into the graduate Art Education Program:
Professor Herman Jiesamfoek
Art Education Program Coordinator and Graduate Deputy, ECAE Department
School of Education
2307 James Hall
Brooklyn, NY 11210
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 5205