- Prepares students to become successful Art teachers in a K-12 classroom in the United States.
- Program meets requirements of both National and California Art Education Standards.
- One semester Student Teaching mentored by a master teacher in a Bay Area Public School.
- After completion of all coursework and student teaching requirements and passing all four California Teacher Performance Assessments tests (CALTPAs); students are recommended for a California K-12 Art teaching credential.
- Capstone project – Advocate!
- Students create a dynamic arts advocacy presentation to educate the public as to the importance of Arts Education for the 21st-century creative economy.
MAT Art Education Track I* Unit Requirements
(available only to AAU-BFA Art Education students)
- Major 21 units
- Studio Art Core 3 units
- Directed Study 6 units
TOTAL 30 units
*Please check Entry Requirements for Details
MAT Art Education Track I Degree Requirements
- Successful completion of Final Thesis Project.
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
- A minimum grade of C in all required 30 units.
MAT Art Education Track II Unit Requirements
- Major 33 units
- Studio Art Core 3 units
- Directed Study 6 units
TOTAL 42 units
*Per director approval
MAT Art Education Track II Degree Requirements
- Successful completion of Final Thesis Project
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- A minimum grade of C in all required 42 units
Master of Arts in Teaching Learning Outcomes
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
- Make subject matter comprehensible to students.
- Gauge student learning using a variety of assessment strategies.
- Engage and support all students in learning.
- Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
- Create and maintain an effective environment for student learning.
- Develop as a professional educator.
- Create a professional portfolio suitable for seeking employment as a credentialed art educator in the state of California.
- Develop a comprehensive plan to effectively advocate for Art Education in the 21st century.
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
- Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design.
- Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge.
- Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field.
- Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles.
- Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology.
- Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products.
- Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design.
Submit the following:
- Application: Complete the online application (A non‐refundable and non‐deferrable $50 application fee is required).
- Proof of Earned Bachelor's Degree or Higher: Official Transcripts must show the granting of a Bachelor's degree or higher with a minimum GPA of 2.5. International transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation.
- Statement of Intent: Contact Admissions for details.
- CBEST Test Results: Official results of passing the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST).
- CSET Test Results: Official results of passing the California Subject Matter Examination Test (CSET) in Art.
- NOTE: Candidates must successfully pass both parts of the CSET in ART: Subtest 1 and Subtest 2.
- TB Health Certificate Clearance: Official results of the TB Health Certificate clearance.
- Certificate of Clearance from Department of Justice (DOJ) & Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Official documentation of the fingerprint clearance from the DOJ and FBI.
- Resume: An outline of educational and professional experience.
- Letters of Recommendation: Three verifiable letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
- CPR and First Aid Workshop Certificate: Official documentation proving successful completion of an approved CPR and First Aid workshop/class.
NOTE: The CPR/First Aid Workshop or class must be approved by the California Emergency Medical and Safety Authority (EMSA).
NOTE: Completion of the CPR/First Aid Workshop must be completed prior to second-semester courses that require fieldwork.
In addition, applicants to the MAT Art Education Track I must also demonstrate:
Successful completion of the following courses with a grade of B- or higher:
- ARE 205 Developmental Psychology
- ARE 225 History of Art Education
- ARE 310 Curriculum Development for the Art Classroom
- ARE 460 Senior Seminar in Art Education
- ARE 615 Integrating Technology into Art Education Settings
Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status.
The program length is based on graduating in normal time.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at, http://www.academyart.edu/disclosures
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Last updated December 29, 2017