Rhode Island College

2013-2014 Catalog


Art Education M.A.T.

The M.A.T. in art education is designed for pre-K–12 art teacher certification.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee. Graduate applications are available online at www.ric.edu/feinsteinSchoolEducationHumanDevelopment.
  2. A current résumé.
  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  4. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.
  5. Two Disposition Reference Forms: one from a faculty or supervisor of a child/youth-related activity and one from a work supervisor.
  6. A written statement of educational philosophy, with scored rubric.
  7. An interview with the art education graduate program director.
  8. A minimum of 45 credit hours of studio art and art history courses.
  9. A representative portfolio of art work.
  10. Three letters of recommendation.
  11. A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.

Course Requirements

Foundations Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 552Psychological Perspectives on Learning and Teaching

3

Offered fall, spring, summer.
FNED 546Contexts of Schooling

4

Offered fall and spring.

Professional Education Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ARTE 503Graduate Introduction to Art Education

3

Offered fall and spring.
ARTE 504Graduate Secondary Practicum in Art Education

3

Offered fall and spring.
ARTE 505Graduate Elementary Practicum in Art Education

3

Offered fall and spring.
ARTE 515Curriculum in Art Education

3

Offered fall.
ARTE 525Graduate Student Teaching in Art Education

10

Offered fall and spring.
ARTE 562Graduate Seminar in Student Teaching in Art Education

2

Offered fall and spring.

Academic Disciplines Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 560Graduate Seminar in the Visual Arts

3

Offered spring.
And

A MINIMUM OF TWO COURSES in studio art at the 400- or 500-level

6-8

If a student lacks sufficient background in art history, ceramics, computer graphics, design, drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture, additional art courses may be required.

Research and Thesis

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 691Thesis

3

Offered as needed.
ARTE 591Readings and Research in Art Education

3

Offered as needed.

Total Credit Hours: 46-48