Art Education K-12, M.A.T.

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May 21, 2018

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Turn your passion for art into a meaningful teaching career. Oswego's MAT Art program turns B.F.A.'s into marketable K-12 art teachers. Come join us and color a child's world!

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What you will study: 

In Oswego's MAT Art program you will explore children's developmental art processes and learn why art education is vital for today's schools. You will gain real world experience through two student teaching placements. You will recognize the importance of culturally relevant teaching and incorporate culturally relevant art and art history into your classes and schools.

  • EDU 501 - Inquiry into Educational Foundations, credit: 3
  • EDU 514 - The Education of Diverse Populations, credit: 3
  • AED 530 - Methods in Art Education K-12, credit: 3
  • LIT 507 - Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

The diverse range of education and art courses are the puzzle pieces that make up the master art teacher.
Jessica Panicola, M'13

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Learning outcomes: 

The program will prepare you to teach art in public schools, grades K-12. As a student in SUNY Oswego's nationally accredited program, you will expand your skill set in art and gain the necessary pedagogy foundation to create appropriate art lessons, units and assessments. Following completion of the program and NYS certification exams, candidates are eligible for New York Initial Teaching Certification.

Elementary Art Teacher

Secondary Art Teacher

Middle School Art Teacher

Museum Educator

School of Education at SUNY Oswego is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers all of our initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.
GPA of at least 3.0
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better is required for applicants. (Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 are welcome to apply, but should explain in the purpose statement what skills and experiences you will bring to the program or any special circumstances that affected your GPA.) If you have questions regarding your GPA, please speak to the department advisor for further information.
MAT or GRE scores
Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required for admission into the program.  Acceptable scores are dependent on course of study.  Speak to your department advisor about what scores are acceptable to the program.
Submit ten or more samples of your work as digital files in your area of interest including an annotated list providing the title, date of the work and describing the context and your role in the project. (Accepted file types: PDF, JPEG, Vimeo or YouTube)
Purpose statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego for graduate education. What inspired you to apply? How will this impact your life? Identify any particular interests within the program area, discuss your future career goals, and provide any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Include a professional resume or CV that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.
Two letters of recommendation
Indicate two names with valid email addresses. An email request will be sent directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities. (At least one of these recommendations must be from your school district.)
Application fee
Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.