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Visual Arts–All Grades (Art Education) MST

Course Description

The MST in visual arts–all grades (art education) leads to initial/professional New York state certification in visual arts for grades K through 12. This certification allows applicants to teach in New York state public schools. The program features pedagogical studies, studio inquiry, and student teaching. The program prepares students to meet the national, state, and regional need for teachers of the visual arts and is designed for accomplished art educators and advocates for art and learning in all grades. The program is nationally accredited and is for teachers in art education who hold a BFA or BA (art major) degree. Classes begin each August and conclude in May. Graduates of teacher education programs at RIT have a 96 percent pass rate on the NY State Teacher Certification examinations.


- First Year

Child Development in Art
Inclusive Art Education
Multicultural Issues
Methods in Teaching and Learning
Methods II Studio Thinking
Professional Practices
Student Teaching
Graduate Seminar in Art Education
Graduate Studio Elective

Visit the Visual Arts–All Grades (Art Education) MST page on the Rochester Institute of Technology USA website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Hold a baccalaureate degree in an art field from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, with a major concentration in art, art education, or industrial arts education, Have a minimum of 36 semester credit hours in drawing, painting, design, or the crafts. If the applicant holds a BA or BFA degree and seeks the MST degree in visual arts, the undergraduate program must have adhered to the studio course distribution required by the New York State Department of Education. Complete a graduate application.

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