**No new applications are being accepted for this program**


Because we believe that the best art educators excel in studio art and education, these programs—alone among their counterparts in New York—place equal emphasis on both components.

As a result, our graduates are accomplished artists who share their appreciation and knowledge of art with children of all ages in a classroom setting.


Master of Science in Art Education

  • Certifications: This degree satisfies the academic requirement for both initial and professional certification in art education.
  • Coursework: As part of the curriculum, you’ll concentrate in one of four areas (drawing/painting, sculpture, printmaking, or photography) while developing your personal approach to art education. The program culminates in a thesis exhibition of your work.
  • Placements: Field placements include a semester lab teaching at a local school with no art teachers, and a student teaching experience during your last semester.


The Art Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Certification-Only Program

The certification-only program is designed for candidates (artists) who already hold a master’s degree in art and are seeking initial certification so they may teach art in public and private schools.