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Post-Baccalaureate Advanced Certificate in Art Education (K-12)

For students who decide late in their undergraduate careers or after they graduate to pursue certification as teachers, the department offers a sequence of courses, consisting of 21 credits, which leads to an Initial Certificate. This sequence provides an integrated program that includes the coursework and field experience necessary to meet state requirements for initial certification in adolescent education in a specific academic subject area.

Upon completing the Initial Certificate program, students will be recommended for initial certification provided they have also completed the required 36 credits in their major and met all other state requirements for initial certification. The program enables students to begin teaching and gain the experience necessary for professional certification while they complete the coursework required for the master’s degree.

Students who earn the Initial Certificate will automatically become eligible for matriculation in the Master of Science in Education program in their major area.
Students who complete the course and credit requirements for the master’s program in their respective areas will have met the educational requirements for both professional certification and the degree of Master of Science in Education.

Admissions at a Glance
Fall Deadline July 15
Spring Deadline December 15
Extended Deadline None
Letters of Reference 2
Essay 500 Words
PTE 68
Accepts Non-Matric Yes

Requirements for Matriculation

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.

  1. Please include a URL address for an online portfolio (a personal website or Instagram page) of 15 – 20 images of creative work produced in the last 3 years. In the online application in the Personal Data section under Contact Information you will be asked to enter a “Portfolio URL” – include a link to your online portfolio there
  2. Applicants must have 30 credit hours in Studio Art as per state certification requirements before being accepted into the program

Requirements for Non-Matriculation

Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.