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MAT Degree Requirements 

• Successful completion of 36 credits, including all required courses and the thesis project. 

• Three semesters of residency (fall, spring and summer). Students in the two-year program are required to complete five semesters of residency. Students in the one-year program must complete their degree within two years, unless given an official extension by the provost. Students in the two-year program must complete their degree within four years, unless given an official extension by the provost. 

• Submission of a completed teaching portfolio is required. 

• Students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in order to remain in good academic standing. 


MA Degree Requirements 

• Successful completion of 34 credits, including all required courses and the thesis project. 

• Three semesters of residency (fall, spring and summer). Students in the two-year program are required to complete five semesters of residency. Students in the one-year program must complete their degree within two years, unless given an official extension by the provost. Students in the two-year program must complete their degree within four years, unless given an official extension by the provost. 

• Submission of a completed teaching portfolio is required. 

• Students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in order to remain in good academic standing. 




One-Year MAT Program

FALL 

AEG-5210 Materials and Processes 1 

AEG-5090 Thesis 1 

AEG-5250 Student Teaching in Public Elementary and Middle Schools 

AEG-5260 Student Teaching On-Site Supervision: Elementary and Middle Schools 

AEG-5020 Educational Foundations 

AEG-5050 Psychology for Special Populations 

AEG-5640 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) 

AEG-5120 Special Topics Seminar 

AEG-5160 Curriculum for Special Populations

AEG-5760 Teaching Inquiry 1 

SPRING

AEG-5430 Materials and Processes 2 

AEG-5900 Thesis 2 

AEG-5280 Student Teaching in Public Secondary Schools 

AEG-5290 Student Teaching On-Site Supervision: Secondary Schools 

AEG-5125 Literacy through Art Education 

AEG-5340 Curriculum: Arts Integrated 

AEG-5400 Technology in Art Education 

AEG-5765 Teaching Inquiry 2 

AEG-5790 NYSTCE Preparation 1 

AEG-5795 NYSTCE Preparation 2 

SUMMER

AEG-5370 Museum Studies: Theory and Practice 

AEG-5800 Advanced Studio Art: Teacher as Artist 

Two-Year MAT Program

YEAR ONE, FALL

AEG-5020 Educational Foundations 

AEG-5050 Psychology for Special Populations 

AEG-5120 Special Topics Seminar 

AEG-5640 Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) 

AEG-5160 Curriculum for Special Populations 

YEAR ONE, SPRING

AEG-5340 Curriculum: Arts Integrated 

AEG-5125 Literacy through Art Education 

AEG-5400 Technology in Art Education 

AEG-5790 NYSTCE Preparation 1 

AEG-5795 NYSTCE Preparation 2 

YEAR TWO, FALL 

AEG-5210 Materials and Processes 1 

AEG-5090 Thesis 1 

AEG-5250 Student Teaching in Public Elementary and Middle Schools 

AEG-5260 Student Teaching On-Site Supervision: Elementary and Middle Schools 

AEG-5760 Teaching Inquiry 1 

YEAR TWO, SPRING

AEG-5430 Materials and Processes 2 

AEG-5900 Thesis 2

AEG-5280 Student Teaching in Public Secondary Schools 

AEG-5290 Student Teaching On-Site Supervision: Secondary Schools 

AEG-5765 Teaching Inquiry 2 

YEAR TWO, SUMMER

AEG-5370 Museum Studies: Theory and Practice summer 

AEG-5800 Advanced Studio Art: Teacher as Artist 

One-Year MA Program

FALL

AEG-5020-A Educational Foundations

AEG-5125-A Literacy Through Art Education

AEG-5160-A Curriculum for Special Populations 

AEG-5210-A Materials and Processes 1 OR ATG-5100-A Child Art Development OR ATG-5130-A Methods and Materials

FNG-5843-A Workshop: Cultivating Opportunities 

AEG-5090-A Thesis 1

SPRING

AEG-5050-A Educational Psychology 

AEG-5900-A Thesis 2 

AEG-5340-A Curriculum Arts Integrated OR AEG-5400-A Technology in Art Education

AEG-5430-A Materials and Processes 2 OR ATG-5110-A Adolescent Art Development OR ATG-5240-A Adult Art Development

FNG-5873-A Workshop: The Artist as Educator

AEG-5XXX- Art Education InternshipSeminar

AEG-5125-B Special Topics 

SUMMER

AEG-5370-A Museum Studies: Theory and Practice

AEG-5800-A Advanced Studio Art: Teacher as Artist


Two-Year MA Program

FALL 1

AEG-5020-A Educational Foundations

AEG-5125-A Literacy Through Art Education

AEG-5160-A Curriculum for Special Populations 


SPRING 1

AEG-5050-A Educational Psychology 

AEG-5340-A Curriculum Arts Integrated OR AEG-5400-A Technology in Art Education

AEG-5125-B Special Topics 


FALL 2

AEG-5210-A Materials and Processes 1 OR ATG-5100-A Child Art Development OR ATG-5130-A Methods and Materials

FNG-5843-A Workshop: Cultivating Opportunities 

AEG-5090-A Thesis 1


SPRING 2

AEG-5900-A Thesis 2 

AEG-5430-A Materials and Processes 2 OR ATG-5110-A Adolescent Art Development OR ATG-5240-A Adult Art Development

FNG-5873-A Workshop: The Artist as Educator

AEG-5XXX- Art Education InternshipSeminar


SUMMER

AEG-5370-A Museum Studies: Theory and Practice

AEG-5800-A Advanced Studio Art: Teacher as Artist


General Course Listing

All course work relates directly to fieldwork and student teaching through discussion of course development, classroom management and age-appropriate application of educational theory. MAT students will complete at least 100 hours of fieldwork, 40 days of student teaching in public schools and practica in SVA’s children’s programs. Students will maintain reflective journals that will be reviewed and discussed with faculty throughout the program. 

AEG-5020
Educational Foundations
Fall semester: 3 credits
The underlying foundations of education—including the interconnections among history, culture, sociology, psychology, environment and aesthetics—will be examined in this course, and we will situate art and art education within these multifaceted contexts. Formulating ideas for thesis projects is also included. 

AEG-5050
Educational Psychology
Spring semester: 3 credits
The study of special needs populations will be emphasized in this course, including theories of human development, social learning, information processing, motivation and mastery, as they apply to the teaching process for special needs students, especially in art education. In addition, educational, psychological and intelligence assessments will be discussed. A substantial portion of the course will involve examination of policies and practices in special education. 

AEG-5090
Thesis 1
Fall semester: 2 credits
The fundamentals of art education research will be introduced in this course. Each student will develop a topic, frame a research question, conduct library research and write a working literature review. Methodologies for conducting action-based research in classroom situations and data collection will be introduced as students finalize their thesis proposals and give presentations. 

AEG-5120
Special Topics Seminar
Fall semester: 1 credit
This is an introductory course for MAT students working toward their initial teaching certification in PK-12 visual art teaching. In addition to covering several New York State-mandated workshops for preservice teachers (fire safety, school violence prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, suspected child abuse recognition and autism awareness), this course will also cover the fundamentals of designing a curriculum, developing a teaching portfolio, and other essential information for preservice teachers. 

AEG-5125
Literacy Through Art Education
Fall semester: 2 credits
Through museum visits, writing and exploring multicultural histories in art, this course will address literacy education and the use of art to support learning and literacy. Students will examine art objects within their particular social, historical and cultural contexts, and address their relevance to contemporary sensibilities and diverse populations. Students will also learn how to teach literacy in the art classroom to linguistically diverse children and adolescents. 

AEG-5160
Curriculum for Special Populations
Fall semester: 2 credits
Understanding the needs of special populations, and how learning disabilities and socioeconomic situations affect learning will be the focus of this course. Students will gain firsthand experience by teaching weekly workshops for children at a homeless shelter. They will learn about differentiation strategies, inquiry-based approaches and classroom management skills. Students will also design original lessons and consider how they fit within the curriculum. 

AEG-5210
Materials and Processes 1
Fall semester: 3 credits
This course will focus on the exploration of various materials and processes used in the elementary art classroom. Students will learn about planning and conceiving developmentally appropriate unit and lesson plans that implement the backward design approach to curriculum creation. Hands-on activities and discussion topics include classroom management, discipline strategies, assessment strategies, differentiation and considerations for special needs. Students will produce the first draft of a teaching portfolio by the end of the course. 

AEG-5250
Student Teaching in Public Elementary and Middle Schools
Fall semester: 2 credits
In this weekly seminar students will unpack the student-teaching experience, discussing various challenges and classroom-related issues. Students will keep journals and make recordings of their student teaching, which will become sources of learning and reflection. 

AEG-5260
Student Teaching On-Site Supervision: Elementary and Middle Schools
Fall semester: no credit

Students will be paired with cooperating teachers in elementary and/or middle schools to observe classes, and to prepare and teach their own lessons. This concentrated, hands-on teaching experience is central to the MAT program. Evaluation by the instructor and cooperating teacher will be given throughout the course. 

AEG-5280
Student Teaching in Public Secondary Schools
Spring semester: 2 credits
In this weekly seminar, students will unpack the student-teaching experience, discussing various challenges and classroom-related issues. Students will keep journals and make recordings of their student teaching, which will become sources of learning and reflection. 

AEG-5290
Student Teaching On-Site Supervision: Secondary Schools
Spring semester: no credit
For nine weeks, graduate students are paired with cooperating teachers in high schools to observe classes, and to prepare and teach their own lessons. This concentrated, hands-on teaching experience is central to the program. Evaluation by the instructor and cooperating teacher will be given on an ongoing basis. 

AEG-5340
Curriculum: Arts Integrated
Spring semester: 2 credits
The purpose of this course is to prepare art educators to address the numerous new demands that educational reform is making on the entire learning community. Topics will include how the New York State Education Learning Standards for the Arts (NYSL) and the New York City Blueprint for Arts Teaching and Learning inform lesson planning, student engagement, cultural issues and integration of the visual arts with other subject areas; and how making, presenting and responding to art develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of all students, including multilingual learners. The course will address how to devise learning segments that incorporate tasks and assessments associated with visual arts, social studies, science, math, English-language arts and related 21st-century skills. 

AEG-5370
Museum Studies: Theory and Practice
Summer semester: 3 credits
In this course works of art and themes from current exhibitions in museums and galleries will be used as vehicles to discuss school curriculum, personal art practices, and the spaces in between. This inquiry-based course will follow several critical readings that are relevant to educators and artists when considering museums and the works that they present. Topics include the role of museums as part of the community, in/accessibility of museums for a diverse population, and ways to promote critical thinking and observational skills for learners. 

AEG-5400
Technology in Art Education
Spring semester: 2 credits
Designed to address issues, challenges and possibilities for the classroom, this course will explore 21st-century technological shifts and responses from wide-ranging communities of artists, technologists, makers and educators. Students will develop multimedia projects that involve digital imaging, video, blogging, electronics and digital fabrication as a means of exploring the creative possibilities of new technologies and how they enrich classroom teaching. 

AEG-5430
Materials and Processes 2
Spring semester: 3 credits
This course will focus on exploring various concepts, materials, media and processes that are used and applied in high school visual art classrooms. The backward design approach to curriculum creation will be used in thinking about student learning outcomes, and in selecting appropriate themes for units and lessons. Students will learn to think deeply about meaningful visual art curriculum design at the secondary school level that meets the needs of a diverse student population. Discussion topics include social justice art, incorporating art from diverse perspectives and using technology for instructional purposes in the art classroom. 

AEG-5640
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
Fall semester: no credit
This one-day workshop is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification under the Dignity for all Students Act (DASA). 

AEG-5760 / AEG-5765
Teaching Inquiry 1 and 2
Two semesters: no credit
These courses will prepare students for the creation of a teacher portfolio, framed by inquiry into their planning, instruction and assessment of students in the arts classroom. These will be explored at length through the work of major educators in the field of instruction, assessment and inquiry, and through the development of a reflective portfolio of work. The spring semester will be devoted to assessing student learning. 

AEG-5790 / AEG-5795
NYSTCE Preparation 1 and 2
Two semesters: no credit
These courses prepare students to take the New York State teacher certification exams. The Educating All Students Test (EAS) and the Revised Content Specialty Tests (CST) in Visual Arts that are required for New York State teacher art certification will be included. Test-taking strategies will be discussed, and several sample exams will be given. 

AEG-5800
Advanced Studio Art: Teacher as Artist
Summer semester: 3 credits
This studio course will offer MAT candidates opportunities to reconnect with their art-making practices and develop new works of art. Through reflecting on their growth as artist-teachers, and applying new skills and understanding that they have acquired from their coursework, students will be encouraged to take risks, support and challenge each other, and explore new avenues in their art-making practices. Students will work collaboratively to develop an original theme for an exhibition of their works at the SVA Flatiron Gallery. Course activities include artmaking, peer critiques, presentations, and developing artist-teacher statement. 

AEG-5900
Thesis 2
Spring semester: 3 credits
Continuing the work from Thesis 1, students will meet as a group to discuss their progress of the thesis writing process. This course will further expand on research techniques to prepare students for their action-based research projects. How to compile, analyze and interpret research findings will be addressed, culminating in the form of a written thesis and formal presentation.

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