Art and Design Education (initial certification) M.S.
Master of Science in Art and Design Education (Initial Certification)
The mission of graduate Art and Design Education is the preparation of artists and designers as accomplished educators who can work effectively with pupils in diverse cultural contexts and apply interdisciplinary perspectives in a variety of educational settings, including schools, museums and community organizations. Students work collaboratively with their peers, community members and professionals in the field, while they learn to develop lessons and construct environments that promote critical inquiry and creative practice. Students engage in individual and community practices as artists, educators, and researchers. An integrated curriculum that exposes students to educational design and teaching practice in a range of settings, and provides opportunities for research and the development of independent projects.
- Graduates are competent and qualified in their content knowledge and instructional planning
- Graduates are competent and qualified in their pedagogical knowledge and instructional practice
- Graduates will apply their knowledge of the history and current trends in the fields of art and design education, as well as the broader social and cultural contexts of the profession, to shape their stances as educators, artists, and researchers and contribute to their educational endeavors.
- Graduates will be able to adapt to a variety of career opportunities and the realities of teaching in diverse settings, and continue their professional development and engagement.
The Master of Science in Art & Design Education is a 38-credit course of study.
Applicants must have completed a four year undergraduate program with a minimum of 25 credit hours in the appropriate technical courses in studio art or design and the history of art from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or one that is approved by the New York State Department of Education. (As an alternative, they can apply for the qualifying program or take undergraduate courses before applying to the degree program.)
A course in child and adolescent psychology and credits in a foreign language are also required as pre- or co-requisites. Applicants must submit a portfolio of 15 or more images including observational drawings along with other media in color copies or digital format--teaching projects may also be included. An in-person (along with class visit) or telephone interview should be arranged by the applicant. A TOEFL score of 600 (250 or 100 Internet) is required for international students.
Requirements for Ms in Art and Des Ed (init/Prof), 2012
Semester 1Complete these courses.
ADE-616B Fieldwork in Art & Design Education With Special Needs Populations
ADE-521 Student Teaching I: Saturday Art School OR
ADE-524 Student Teaching: Galleries
ADE-630 Media and Materials: From Studio to Classroom
ED-608 The Roots of Urban Education
Semester 2Complete these courses.
ADE-506 Literacy and Language Acquisition in the Classroom
ADE-619 Foundations in Art & Design Education
ADE-522 Student Teaching II Saturday Art School OR
ADE-523 Student Teaching: After School
ED-602 Survey of Art Education Literature OR
ED-603 Survey of Design Education Literature Education
Semester 3Complete these courses.
ADE-620 The Art of Teaching Art & Design
ADE-531A Student Teaching: Public School, Preschool-Kindergarten-High School OR
ADE-531B Student Teaching: Public School, Pre-K-Hs, Special Populations
ADE-532A Student Teaching Seminar
ED-660A Thesis I
Semester 4Complete this course plus 2 Elective credits.
ED-660B Thesis II