MA in Art Education, P-12
The Art Education program at City College of New York prepares students to be reflective artist-educators who can teach in multiple settings, including schools, community centers, museums, and alternative learning sites. Students gain a critical understanding of the social significance of art education as they develop the skills to actively contribute to the field through their creative and academic work.
CCNY offers two graduate level programs in Art Education that lead to a Master’s degree and Certification in New York State in Art (P-12).
Initial Certification:This 38-credit program is for students who do not have Initial Certification through New York state. Students in this program pursue a range of courses that prepare them for certification with New York in teaching art, including student teaching in both elementary and secondary schools. This program is also appropriate for anyone interested in teaching in community centers, museums, or other spaces for learning.
Professional Certification:This 30-credit program is for students who have previously earned New York State Certification and are interested in deepening their understanding of art education. This program is also appropriate for those interested in expanding their ability to teach in settings beyond schools.
Visit CCNY’s Art Education Program blog for additional information, course descriptions, and updates.
Prospective students must apply via CCNY’s School of Education. Visit the School of Education Admissions webpage for further information.