Are you interested in pursuing a career as an art teacher at the K-12 level? Russell Sage College offers a Master of Arts in Teaching, which leads to New York State certification in art education. You’ll complete the 30 credit program in one full-time year or two years of part-time study.
Explore art and education through art content courses which integrate art history, art criticism, aesthetics, multiculturalism and art-making with art teaching. Candidates improve their skills in all areas while applying their knowledge to the art classroom. Pedagogy, methods and research are taught through education courses.
Our goal is to educate and inspire competent art teachers so they, in turn, can educate and inspire their own students.
Faculty in the art education program come from a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences from art education to studio practice.
This program allows those without art education at the undergraduate level to pursue becoming an art teacher. This unique program is the only art education program in the region.
You’ll be prepared for a career in a variety of settings with this degree.
For the literacy component, you’ll complete a practicum of at least 25 hours — which involves teaching at-risk, diverse, urban learners online and face-to-face.
For the special education component, you’ll work closely with faculty to identify student-teaching placements that will increase the breadth of your teaching experience. Most placements are 50-hours long across a period of five weeks.
Graduates go on to have careers as special educators and literacy specialists, working with general education teachers and a wide range of students. You’ll be able to co-teach with general education teachers, be a consultant teacher who provides support services or be able to teach in a self-contained capacity with a small number of special education students.
Add another vital education skill to your toolbox with our dual Literacy and Special Education master’s degree program. You’ll become more marketable, and increase your effectiveness in the classroom.
- Russell Sage College Graduate Application
- official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- goals statement
- portfolio review or equivalent
- minimum 30 credits in Art
(minimum of 18 credits in studio art)
- Sage courses or equivalents:
EDU201 – Education & Society
EDU206 – Educational Psychology
PSY208 – Developmental Psychology
EDU574 – Reading & Writing in the Content Areas
|Pedagogical Core (12 credits)|
Collaboration in Educational Settings
Critical Thinking: Research into Practice
Methods in Art Education & MTA 511F
Culminating Project /
Multiple Literacies with Adolescents
|Art Content Core (12 credits)|
Art Criticism & Aesthetics
Dimensions in Art
Ideas in Visual Arts
|Student Teaching (6 credits)|
Student Teaching in Art Education (K-6)
Student Teaching in Art Education (7-12)