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Art Teacher Education

Undergraduate Program Description
The Art Education program provides for a 27-credit education minor, designed in tandem with the art major of 42 credits, for the New York certification program in Art Education, Pre K-12.
SEYS 201, SEYS 221, EECE 310, EECE 340 or SEYS 340, EECE 333, SEYS 350, SEYS 365, SEYS 375
The course requirements in art education prepare students at both the elementary and secondary level. Student Teaching, SEYS 375, will include two student teacher placements: the first half of the semester in a PreK through elementary school setting, and the second half in middle through senior high school setting. Each placement will require at least 35 days.

Program Requirements
Prospective PreK-12 art teachers major in an approved liberal arts and sciences major in the area of art for New York State certification and complete a sequence of courses in art education. To enroll in the first course, SEYS 201, students must file a minor declaration card for secondary education with the registrar, and meet with the program adviser. Students must maintain a 3.0 average in education courses, and a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the major department, as well as meet the graduation requirements of the College. To enroll in SEYS 375, students must have a 3.0 average in SEYS 201, SEYS 221, EECE 333, SEYS 340 or EECE 340, SEYS 350 and SEYS 365, and have completed a minimum of 24 credits of the major.
For the purposes of New York State teacher certification, Art PreK-12 students must pass three parts of the New York State Teacher Certification Examination.

All students entering the program as of fall 2011 must complete a 3 credit course in teaching Students with Disabilities to fulfill NYS requirements for certification.

Graduate Program Description: Initial Certification
For students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in Art, the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Art Education consists of 24 credits of the following courses: SEYS 536, 552, 565, 575; EECE 533, 711, and either SEYS 700 or EECE 525

For the purposes of New York State teacher certification, Art Pre-K students must pass three New York State Teacher Certification exams and five seminars.

All students entering the program as of fall 2011 must complete a 3 credit course in teaching Students with Disabilities to fulfill NYS requirements for certification

MSED In Art Education
For students who have obtained the initial certificate in art education Pre K-12, the Master's Degree Program of 33 credits leads to professional certification.

Part-time enrolled is possible, meeting the needs of the full-time teacher. All courses are scheduled in the late afternoon or evening. A thesis is required.

The Professional Certificate Program, Master's Degree Program in Art Education, meets the needs of the individual art student. Students complete 3 credits from the field of foundations of education, 3 credits in Educational Psychology, complete 6 credits in Art Education workshop courses, 6 credits in Research, and 15 credits in studio art and art history.

Program Requirements
The applicant must possess a baccalaureate degree in art from an accredited institution and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4-point system), or B, both in art and education courses at the undergraduate level. Students applying for the Professional Certificate Master’s Degree Program must have a New York State Teacher’s Certificate in Art, either Professional or Initial, or the equivalent from another state. Students must submit a portfolio of 15 slides of their artwork, three letters of reference, and an essay describing interest in further study. Admission is based on a combination of transcript review, portfolio, and letters reviewed by art and art education faculty.

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Dr. Catherine Rosamond
Phone: 718-997-5157
Fax:  718-997-5152
Dept. Office: Powdermaker 150-L

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