Curriculum and Instruction

M.A. in Art Education

Explore art through teaching and teaching through art.

We immerse artists in interdisciplinary arts practice, introduce innovative teaching approaches and classroom art projects, and cultivate the rich connections young people can build across the arts, across other disciplines and across the lifespan. In partnership with the Educational Theatre program, the Art Education M.A. focuses on inclusive learning through the arts. Successful program completion prepares artists to become creative art teachers and leads to eligibility for New York State teaching certification. This Art Education M.A. program is a low-residency program and may be taken either in weekend blended or online format.

student painting with watercolors

WHY SHOULD I ENROLL IN ADELPHI’S M.A. IN ART EDUCATION PROGRAM?

  • Hands-on artistic exploration, teaching practice and technology-rich media arts resources build your creative teaching voice.
  • Unique hybrid flexible scheduling enables students to take required courses partially or fully online, with intensive courses offered on campus during the weekends and summer.
  • Accelerated program and courses available in Manhattan.
  • Personalized advisement and career planning support, inventive and meaningful course assignments, unique studio offerings and study/teach abroad opportunities are offered.
  • Graduates work in a variety of New York City and Long Island schools, museums, studios and community arts settings as educators, teaching artists and arts leaders.
  • In addition to certification in visual art, you can pursue special education teacher certification through our advanced certificate programs. In most cases, some course work and student teaching is waived for existing students.

WHAT WILL I STUDY IN ART EDUCATION?

Through flexible evening, blended and online, summer and weekend courses, you’ll explore the craft of art instruction in many settings, including studio art to build artistic portfolios and integrated teaching practice with skilled K–12 teachers and University mentors. You’ll also gain school fieldwork experiences in local elementary, middle and high schools.

Our program is unique in its emphasis on integrating all the arts into education through specialized courses and studio work leading to exhibition opportunities so you can meaningfully connect your creative processes and teaching practices.

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WHAT WILL IT COST?

For the most up to date tuition rates please visit the Office of Student Financial Services.

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HOW DO I APPLY TO THE M.A. IN ART EDUCATION?

In addition to a completed application for graduate admission and application fee, applicants must submit:

  • Personal essay describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study in art education at this time
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional and/or academic)
  • All official college transcripts (including any study abroad transcripts)
  • GRE or MAT (Millar Analogies Test) score
  • Artistic portfolio of 10 to 15 representative artworks, including an area of focus (e.g. graphic design or painting) and some breadth (such as drawing, sculpture, ceramics, illustration, etc.) which may be submitted on a CD or emailed to artedma@adelphi.edu

Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.

Please contact artedma@adelphi.edu with any questions about the M.A. in Art Education portfolio. International students should contact the Office of University Admissions about any language requirements. 

Students can also request to enroll in classes on a provisional or nonmatriculating basis after transcript review but before completion of the application.

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For further information, please contact:

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
p – 516.877.4100

Office of Graduate Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
e – graduateadmissions@adelphi.edu
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