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

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Next start date

August 28, 2017

Cost per credit hour


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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
GPA of at least 3.0
MAT or GRE scores
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee