What will I learn?

The Advanced Certificate in Art Education (25-credits) is a path leading to an initial or professional teaching certificate for students who already hold a Master's degree in art or an appropriate discipline, or an MFA. The curriculum consists of education courses, field experiences, to accommodate students who have family and/or professional responsibilities. Most students complete the program in two years; however, individuals are free to set their own pace for progressing through the program. This program is open to both Masters and MFA students.

By completing this Advanced Certificate program, students will learn about integrating multiple perspectives of teaching art by understanding human functioning and development across art education (PK-12) domains, and culture.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for the Art Education programs are based on 6 National Art Education Association (NAEA) larger standards with 13 NAEA sub-standards embedded for Art Education Professional Preparation Programs. Upon completion of their program of study in Art Education, our Art Education candidates will understand and be able to:

1. Content of Art:

Show thorough understanding of the Visual Arts through their own studio skills and art-making processes, their ability to create, design, and write art projects as well as their ability to interpret and critically evaluate through oral and written means their own and others’ works of art while setting up safe, interesting, and psychologically positive environments that are conducive to creativity, expression, and making art (Standard 1).

2. Knowledge of Students as Learners:

Show insightful understanding of students’ experiential and social characteristics, abilities, and learning styles. Respect and value all students’ unique backgrounds, abilities, and interests. (Standard 2).

3. Understanding Social & Cultural Diversity:

Understand diverse social & cultural constructs of identity. Respect and value the diversity of people, philosophies and cultural approaches in instruction, (Standard 3).

4. Teaching and Learning:

Make informed selections of art content and curriculum. Nurture and encourage approaches to artistic problems through thoughtfully prepared curriculum and instruction that makes accessible traditional, contemporary and popular art worlds and the art from a wide range of cultures (Standard 4). Show knowledge of students as learners, plan appropriate instruction (Standard 5). Use contemporary technology to enhance teaching and learning (Standard 6).

5. Assessment, Evaluation & Reflection:

Construct meaningful and appropriate assessment of student learning (Standard 7). Reflect on own teaching practice (Standard 8). Assess program for its effectiveness (Standard 9).

6. Collaboration, Professional Engagement & Leadership:

Collaborate with other educators (standard 10). Give service to schools and community (Standard 11). Participate in continued learning, professional development (Standard 12). Contribute to the growth of their profession (Standard 13).

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (25 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $855 per credit
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Education

2111 James Hall,


New York,

11210, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

This program is open to both Masters and MFA students.

TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79.

Matriculation requirements:

Entrance requirements for acceptance include an earned graduate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0. Applicants must have completed a graduate degree in art or related field. Additional courses may be required prior to admission to remedy any deficiency in a prospective student's ability to meet matriculation requirements. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate scholastic index of 3.00. A minimum average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation.

Applicants are required to demonstrate written proficiency in English. International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 575 on the paper- based test or 233 on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test, before being considered for admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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