Rhode Island College

2019-2020 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 online application, accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee. Graduate applications are available online at www.ric.edu/graduatestudies/.
  2. A current résumé outlining educational and work experiences and highlighting experiences with both art and children/youth.
  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, following the specific directions provided by the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD).
  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 following the Art Education program's guidelines for portfolio submission, available from the art education graduate program director.
  10. Three letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's potential to do graduate work and potential to be successful in an elementary and/or secondary level art teaching career.
  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

Fall, Summer.
FNED 546Contexts of Schooling

4

Fall, Spring.

Professional Education Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ARTE 503Graduate Introduction to Art Education

3

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 504Graduate Secondary Practicum in Art Education

3

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 505Graduate Elementary Practicum in Art Education

3

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 515Curriculum in Art Education

3

Fall.
ARTE 525Graduate Student Teaching in Art Education

10

Fall, Spring.
ARTE 562Graduate Seminar in Student Teaching in Art Education

2

Fall, Spring.

Academic Disciplines Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ONE COURSE in art history, art theory, media aesthetics or media theory at the 400- or 500-level

3

-And-

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

6-8

Note: If a student lacks sufficient background in art history, ceramics, design, digital media, drawing, metalsmithing and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture, additional art courses may be required.

Research and Thesis

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 691Thesis

3

As needed.
ARTE 591Readings and Research in Art Education

3

As needed.

Total Credit Hours: 46-48