Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T. ) Art Education Courses

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Art Education leads to initial certification and is designed to meet the needs of students who hold a completed B.A. or B.F.A. degree in art. Prior to admission to teacher education the student must pass GACE Basic Skills and then pass GACE Content Assessment to receive certification in art education.

46 hours of study to complete program

Course Requirements:

Required early in program unless previously satisfied in undergraduate or other graduate program:

EDUC 607. Fundamentals of Learning and Cognition............................... 3 hours
or EDUC 610. Human Growth and Development...................................... 3 hours
EDUC 655. E ducation of Exceptional Children....................................... 3 hours

Education Courses .............................................................................. (15 hours)

EDUC 601. Instructional Media and Technology...................................... 3 hours
EDUC 690. Classroom Management...................................................... 3 hours
EDSE 696/697/698. Educational Research Sequence.............................. 3 hours
or EDUC 699. E ducational Research..................................................... 3 hours
EDUC 703. Social, Cultural, and Ethical Perspectives of Education........... 3 hours

Choose one course from:

EDUC 642. C ritical Thinking and Creativity in the Classroom.................... 3 hours
EDUC 701. C ritical Analysis of Current Trends and Issues in Education.... 3 hours
EDUC 730. School Law......................................................................... 3 hours

Art Education Courses .......................................................................(18 hours)

ART 620. Art Ed Methods and Techniques P-8......................................... 3 hours
ART 621. Art Ed Methods and Techniques 9-12........................................ 3 hours
ART 650. Special Topics in Art 2D Studio ................................................ 3 hours
ART 651. Special Topics in Art 3D Studio ................................................ 3 hours
ART 630. Art Criticism and Aesthetic Inquiry............................................. 3 hours
ART 675. Special Topics in Art History..................................................... 3 hours

Apprentice Teaching .......................................................................... (10 hours)

ART 742. Apprentice Teaching P-8........................................................... 5 hours
ART 743. Apprentice Teaching 9-12.......................................................... 5 hours
or ART 744/745. Art Internship (if teaching in the field)............................... 10 hours

Capstone............................................................................................ (3 hours)

ART 788. C apstone Research................................................................. 3 hours

This course is non-transferable; must be completed at Piedmont College