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Your Love for the Arts Can Inspire Others Expand your understanding of the artistic experience to help others unlock their creativity. Complete fieldwork in classrooms, museums, galleries or community settings and get placed in mentor-supported student teaching.

The online Master of Arts in Art Education (MA in Art Ed) program blends creative practice and interdisciplinary teaching approaches to help students become successful art teachers who cultivate the rich connections young people can make through art.

Expert faculty provide highly personalized coursework with unique hybrid scheduling, enabling students to take courses online while completing in-person fieldwork in New York K-12 classrooms. Gain the hands-on artistic teaching experience and career planning support you need to become a skilled art educator.

We are well prepared to help you explore the role of art in education through meaningful fieldwork placements and student teaching environments no matter where you live in the State of New York. Special student teaching abroad placements are also available.

A high concentration of the arts in a city leads to higher civic engagement, more social cohesion, higher child welfare, and lower crime and poverty rates.
—Americans for the Arts

MA in Art Ed students graduate prepared for New York State Visual Arts Pre-K–12 teaching certification and to become creative art educators in a range of settings that include:

  • Elementary schools
  • Middle schools
  • High schools
  • Public schools
  • Private schools
  • Charter schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Museums
  • Camps
  • Afterschool programs
  • Community-based programs
  • Art studios

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  The online Master of Arts in Art Education does not accept international students.

Who Can Benefit

The MA in Art Ed is geared toward individuals who wish to inspire and educate others through interdisciplinary art education and studio art, and value a personalized training environment in learning to do so. Our students are looking to advance their careers and gain institutional endorsement for New York State teaching certifications. With varying educational and professional backgrounds and experience levels in visual art, MA in Art Ed students are equally motivated to explore and better understand the many roles art can play in education. MA in Art Ed students include:

  • Recent college graduates
  • Former, current and aspiring teachers
  • Individuals returning to the workforce
  • Career changers
Nearly half of the nation’s healthcare institutions provide arts programming for patients, families, and staff.
—Americans for the Arts

Program Benefits

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  • Our blend of online learning and onsite classroom experience offers a convenient educational option to become a creative art teacher and become eligible for New York State teaching certification.
  • Well-connected, deeply dedicated faculty members with extensive experience and attentiveness to the unique aspects of the roles art plays in education across the lifespan.
  • Receive fieldwork and student teaching support no matter where you live in New York and benefit from a curriculum geared to teaching certification.
  • A personalized experience with a wide range of electives to meet your career goals and strong advisement to support you each step of the way—with coursework, fieldwork placements and certification.
  • No GRE or MAT required