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MAT Art Education at SVA provides a hands-on learning environment where student teachers research and explore educational issues and topics while continuing to make art. Course work relates directly to fieldwork and student teaching through discussion of course development, classroom management, and age-appropriate application of educational theory.

The 36-credit degree can be completed in either a full-time, one-year program or part-time, two-year program. All students teach at diverse New York City public school sites and community-based children’s programs at SVA. In the final semester, each student is required to complete a thesis project exploring a topic of personal importance through literature review and experience in the classroom.

SVA MAT in Art Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and by New York State Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education. The program provides the coursework and student teaching required for the New York State Initial Certification in Art, pre-K through grade 12.

2016 – 2017 student population

8 matriculated students

Department chair

Rose Viggiano, EdD

Faculty members

Sandra Edmonds, Wan Ling Fahrer, Michael Filan, Jerry M. James, Sherry Mayo, Barbara Salander, Lynn Seeney, Devin Thornburg

Alumni are employed by

The Berkeley Carroll School, City-As-School High School, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, Friends Seminary, The High School of Art and Design, Horace Mann Middle School, Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School, Manhattan Village Academy, People's Preparatory Charter School, PS 234/The Independence School, PS 41/Greenwich Village School, Washington Heights Academy, William Cullen Bryant High School

More information

SVA Admissions: 212.592.2107 | [email protected]

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