Dual Degree Program in Art Education

The dual degree program is designed for Art Education majors earning a BS or BFA degree who, in their junior year of the undergraduate program, elect to begin graduate course work toward the MA degree in Art Education. Upon completion of the Master’s degree, students qualify for the Initial NYS Teaching Certification in the Visual Arts K-12 and will have fulfilled the academic requirements for the Professional NYS Teaching Certification in the Visual Arts K-12.

Admission Process

Students may apply for admission to the Graduate School during the second semester of their sophomore year after completion of approximately 45 undergraduate credits. Transfer students accepted into the College with a minimum of 60 credits (junior class status) may apply to the Dual Degree Program upon enrollment and will be accepted into the program contingent upon their first semester grades at the College.

Criteria for admission

  1. Cumulative grade index of at least 3.0 (B)
  2. Completed Graduate School application form to the Graduate School Enrollment Management Office and the SAS Art Department Chair by March 15th of the
    sophomore year. Transfer students may submit their applications upon
    enrollment to the College.
  3. Letter of recommendation from the SAS Art Department faculty advisor.
  4. Studio portfolio of 10 artworks.
  5. Signed statement of academic integrity and graduate writing sample.
  6. Interview with the Graduate Art Education Faculty Advisor.

Permission to take graduate courses is required and verified by signatures on the registration transaction form by the SAS Art Department and the Education Program advisors, the Graduate School Art Education advisor, and the SAS and Graduate Deans. All signatures are required before the transaction form is brought to the Registrar.

Students accepted into the program receive a BS or BFA degree in Art Education, and Initial NYS Certification in the Visual Arts K-12 upon successful completion of the MA degree in Art Education in the Graduate School program. These students will also have fulfilled the academic requirements for the Professional NYS Teaching Certification in the Visual Arts K-12.

Requirements

Undergraduate students will follow the BS or BFA Art Education program checklist with the following changes in their 3rd-5th years:

  • Art History: AHS 582 History of Contemporary Art will replace ARH 375 Art Since 1945.
  • Liberal Studies: AED 521 History & Philosophy of Art Education will replace EDU 118 Orientation to Teaching.
  • Art Education: AED 602 Art for Special Needs will replace EDU 120 Education of Students with Diverse Needs.

Upon completing all course work from the SAS Art Education program, students will take the following courses in the Graduate School Art Education program:

  • AED 503 Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Art Education 3 credits
  • AED 603 Computer Graphics & Technology in the Art Classroom 3 credits
  • AED 604 Curriculum Design & Assessment in Art Education 3 credits
  • AED 606 Aesthetic Dev & Visual Culture 3 credits
  • AED 651 Research Methodology for Art Education 3 credits
  • AED 715 Thesis 3 credits
  • 3 Graduate level Studio Art electives 6 credits

Complete program of studies

Fall: Freshman Year

  • INS 101 The Self in Context 3 credits
  • ART 190 Freshman Art Colloquium 1.5 credits
  • ART 110Z Fundamentals of Drawing 3 credits
  • ART 103 Z Design Foundation I 3 credits
  • ARH 100 Survey of Western Art 3 credits
  • Writing 101 Writer’s Workshop 3 credits
  • Physical Education 0 credits

Spring: Freshman Year

  • Liberal Arts Core: Religious Studies 3 credits
  • ART 191 Freshman Art Colloquium II 1.5 credits
  • ART 111Z Figure Drawing 3 credits
  • ART 104Z Design Foundation II 3 credits, prereq: ART 103Z
  • ARH 110 or ARH 120 or ARH 130
  • Survey of Indian/Islamic or Eastern or
  • African Art 3 credits
  • WRT 102 Critical Research Essay 3 credits
  • Physical Education 0 credits

Fall: Sophomore Year

  • Liberal Arts Core: Language 1 3 credits
  • ART 290 Sophomore Art Colloquium 1.5 credits
  • ART 120Z Fundamentals of Painting 3 credits
  • ART 105Z Design Foundation III 3 credits, prereq: ART 104Z
  • PHL 267 Philosophy of Education 3 credits
  • MTH 109 or MTH 116 or MTH 117, Quantitative Reasoning or Pre-Calc/Elem Functions or Elementary Statistics 3 credits
  • Physical Education 0 credits

Spring: Sophomore Year

  • Liberal Arts Core: Language 2 3 credits
  • Liberal Arts Core: Scientific Inquiry 3 credits
  • ART 291 Sophomore Colloquium II 1.5 credits
  • ART 130Z Fundamentals of Sculpture 3 credits
  • SAS Advanced Studio Art Elective 3 credits
  • PSY 242 Adolescent Psychology 3 credits
  • PHE 169 Health, Phys Ed and Safety for the School Age Child 0 credits
    (Foundation Portfolio Review)

Students apply for Dual Degree Program by March 15.

Fall: Junior Year

  • ART 390 Junior Seminar I 1.5 credits
  • EDU 359 Teaching Art Elementary 3 credits
  • Liberal Arts Core: Social Analysis 3 credits
  • ART 370Z Computer Graphics I 3 credits, prereq: ART 103Z
  • SAS Advanced Studio Art Elective 3 credits
  • EDU 211 Educational Psychology 3 credits
  • Physical Education 0 credits

Spring: Junior Year

  • ART 391 Junior Seminar II 1.5 credits
  • SAS Advanced Studio Art Elective 3 credits
  • SAS Advanced Studio Art Elective 3 credits
  • EDU 349Z Teaching Art Secondary 3 credits
  • AED 602 Art for Special Needs (replaces EDU 120 Students with
    Diverse Needs) 3 credits
  • AED 521 History and Philosophy of Education (replaces EDU 118
    Orientation to Teaching) 3 credits
  • (Junior Showcase)

Fall: Senior Year

  • ART 490 Senior Seminar I 1.5 credits
  • ART 497Z Senior Project I 1.5 credits
  • EDU 495Z Obs/Student Teaching 9.0 credits

Spring: Senior Year

  • ART 491 Senior Seminar II 1.5 credits
  • ART 497Z Senior Project II 1.5 credits
  • INS: Viewpoints 3 credits
  • ARH 370 20th Century Art in Europe 3 credits
  • SAS Advanced Studio Art Elective 3 credits
  • SAS Advanced Studio Art Elective 3 credits

Undergraduate / Graduate: Fall

  • SAS Advanced Studio Elective 3 credits
  • SAS Advanced Studio Elective 3 credits
  • SAS Advanced Studio Elective 3 credits
  • AHS 562 History of Contemporary Art
  • (replaces ARH 375 Art Since 1945) 3 credits
  • AED 651 Research Methodology for
  • Art Education 3 credits
  • (Senior Exhibition)

Graduate: Spring

  • AED 715 Thesis 3 credits, prereq: AED 651
  • GRS Studio Art Elective 3 credits
  • GRS Studio Art Elective 3 credits
  • GRS Studio Art Elective 3 credits

Graduate: Summer I Session

  • AED 604 Curriculum Design and Assessment in Art Education 3 credits
  • AED 606 Aesthetic Development and Visual Culture 3 credits, prereq: AED 521

Graduate: Summer II Session

  • AED503 Contemporary Issues in Art Education 3 credits
  • AED 603 Computer Graphics and Technology in the Art Classroom 3 credits