Graduate Departmental Requirements: Art and Design Education (Fall only), Brooklyn campus
Art and Design Education M.A. (Initial Teaching Certification) (fall only) (Brooklyn campus) A 33-credit program open to individuals with a U.S. bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent with a minimum of 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.
A 24-credit program open to individuals with an M.F.A. degree or those currently enrolled in the M.F.A. program at Pratt.
All applicants to either art and design education program must submit a portfolio of 15 images of work including one drawing from observation (submit online at pratt.slideroom.com). All work on slideroom should be labeled: Title/Untitled, size, materials, date, “an assignment” or “work produced independently”. The graduate admissions committee uses standard rubrics to assess the portfolio and written statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should be uploaded to the application, and should include the following:
Artist Statement of 250 words
Statement of Intent that responds to the following questions:
Why are you interested in the field of art and design education K-12? (100 words minimum)
If you have experience working with children or adults, please describe it. (100 words minimum)
Describe what you imagine doing and where you imagine working in 5 year’s time. (50 words minimum)
If applicable, please address the following additional prompts:
If your undergraduate credits are predominantly non-studio credits (i.e. art history/theory), please describe your relationship to studio-based making. (50 words minimum)
If you consider yourself a career changer, please describe your professional experience. (50 words minimum)
Applicants are contacted for a Zoom interview when all credentials have been received and reviewed. A TOEFL of 100 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 600, IELTS of 7.5, or PTE of 68 is required for international students. All applicants are encouraged to schedule a virtual visit to the department by calling 718.636.3637 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: New York State has eliminated the GRE requirement for admission to graduate education programs.
The Art and Design education programs are New York State Education Department (NYSED) “approved teacher preparation programs” and meet the new requirements for New York State Initial Teacher Certification in Visual Arts PreK-12. However, in order to be recommended for New York State Initial Certification in Visual Arts PreK-12, candidates must also have completed the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification Workshop; School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop; and DASA: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. These workshops must be taken with a provider approved by NYSED. Passing scores on the following tests and assessments, Educating all Students (EAS); Content Specialty Test (CST) and Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA), are also required.