Program Highlights

  • This MAT program leads to New York State Visual Arts Certification, pre-K through 12th grade.
  • The only Art Education degree program near Albany, New York!
  • The curriculum includes art content courses that explore art history, criticism and aesthetics, multiculturalism and design analysis with studio practice.
  • Faculty in the Art Education degree program are practicing artist-educators, aware of current issues in art education.
  • Two student teaching placements (one secondary, one elementary), plus experiential learning opportunities in schools, museums and galleries, community organizations and more.
  • The Art Education program is small, which allows for brainstorming, learning best practices and problem-solving with faculty who care about student success.

Course Requirements

Credits and Completion

Our MAT in Art Education is 30-credits and can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

Easily Apply

We offer rolling admission, so apply anytime, and you can start when you are ready — fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Application Requirements

  • Russell Sage College graduate application
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Goals statement
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio review and statement

Personal advising, experienced faculty

Our master’s program comes with a deep, Russell Sage-level of support from an assigned faculty advisor who works with you to ensure your success.

Your Career with a Master’s in Art Education

Individuals with an Art Education master’s degree become art teachers in K-12 public, private, and charter schools; art studios; and in community-based programs, continuing education programs, and galleries.

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