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2019-2020 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
  Oct 24, 2020
2019-2020 Graduate Studies Bulletin

Art Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)

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The M.A.T. degree in Art Education is designed for initial teacher certification in Art Education (K-12) and requires a minimum of 46 semester hours of graduate course work. 9 hours in Professional Education, 22 hours in the Teaching Content Area, and 15 hours of Directed Study. In addition, students must complete a minimum of 21 hours of prerequisites in the Studio Art and Art History areas in order to be certified by the State of South Carolina.

Each candidate must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. Additionally, in order to be certified by the State of South Carolina, the candidate must pass a series of Praxis II test (3 total) and the EEDA exam. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Content of Art: Art teacher candidates have a thorough understanding of the content of art and make informed selection of instructional content.
  • Knowledge of Students: Art teacher candidates have a comprehensive knowledge of student characteristics, abilities, and learning styles; are sensitive observers in the classroom; and are able to use knowledge of students to plan appropriate instruction.
  • Curriculum Development: Art teacher candidates develop curriculum reflective of the goals and purposes of art education; curriculum reflective of understanding of the breadth, the depth, and the purposes of art; and curriculum inclusive of the goals, values, and purposes of education, the community, and society.
  • Instruction: Art teacher candidates are able to affect student learning in the content of art; create effective instructional environments conducive to student learning; are well versed in pedagogy; inquire into their own practices and the nature of art teaching; and are instructional collaborators.
  • Assessment: Art teacher candidates conduct meaningful and appropriate assessments of student learning, systematically reflect upon their own teaching practice; and deal with broader issues in the school setting beyond concern for individual students.
  • Professional Responsibility: Art teacher candidates continually reflect on their own practice; recognize their responsibilities to the schools and the community; and they contribute to the growth of the profession.

Degree Requirements (48 Hours)

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