Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog

Art M.A.—with Concentration in Art Education

The M.A. in art with concentration in art education does not lead to teacher certification. Students interested in pre-K–12 art teacher certification should see the M.A.T. program in art education.

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. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.
  4. An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination or the Miller Analogies Test.
  5. A current résumé outlining educational, art and work experiences.
  6. Three letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's potential to do graduate work and potential to be successful in an art education career.
  7. A bachelor’s degree in art education or its equivalent, including 45 credit hours of art courses.
  8. A representative portfolio of art work following the Art Education program's guidelines for portfolio submission, available from the art education graduate program director.
  9. A statement of purpose.
  10. An interview with the art education graduate program director.
  11. A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.

Course Requirements

Art and Art Education

TWO COURSES in art studio, history, or theory at the 400- or 500-level


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


ARTE 515Curriculum in Art Education



Professional Education Component

FNED 502Social Issues in Education


Fall, Spring, Summer.
SPED 531Overview of Special Education: Policies/Practices


Fall, Spring, Summer.

Professional Concentration

TWELVE CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES chosen from approved areas


Research and Thesis

ART 691Thesis


As needed.
ARTE 591Readings and Research in Art Education


As needed.

Total Credit Hours: 36