The MST in visual art 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 purpose of the MST is to offer a unique graduate experience that prepares students to meet the national, state, and regional need for teachers of the visual arts. The MST is a program 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 in each September and conclude in May. Graduates of teacher education programs at RIT have a 96 percent pass rate on the NY State Teacher Certification Examinations.
Qualified applicants should have 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. The applicant’s undergraduate studies should include a minimum of 54 quarter credit hours (36 semester 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.
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Last updated April 25, 2018