Pratt offers three graduate programs in Art and Design Education with initial teacher certification, visual arts, all grades:
BFA/MA IN ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION
The BFA/MA in Art and Design Education (Initial Certification) is a 156-credit program in which students can earn a combined bachelor of fine arts and master of arts degree in Art and Design Education in five years. The fifth year of the program provides students with opportunities to explore new areas in the field of art and design education such as puppetry and performance, museum education, and community- based art and design education. By completing both undergraduate and graduate degrees at Pratt, students can reduce time and cost requirements. Students can apply for the BFA/MA on entry to Pratt or in the spring of their senior year. Students need to graduate successfully from the BFA degree to continue in the five-year program. Financial aid packages, as well as bursar and other payment situations, convert to graduate student levels.
M.A. IN ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION (INITIAL CERTIFICATION)
The MA in Art and Design Education (Initial Certification) is designed for individuals who seek certification in the visual arts to be able to work as artist-teachers in public schools and other educational settings, from pre-kindergarten through high school. In addition to certification, this intellectually challenging pathway supports research on curriculum design, pedagogical practice, and the historical and contemporary state of the field in art and design education. Through the integration of research and practice, the program contributes to professional renewal, leadership and innovation. The program can be completed in three semesters. This 33-credit degree program is open to individuals with a minimum of a 3.0 in their bachelor’s degree and 25 credit hours in art, design, and/or the history of art from an accredited higher education institution or the equivalent of the bachelor’s degree from an international institution of acceptable standards.
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION
This Advanced Certificate, a 24-credit program, is open to individuals who already hold an M.F.A. degree, or to those currently enrolled in an M.F.A. program at Pratt. This program is 24 credit hours and may be completed in three semesters.