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The School of Visual Arts’ Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education program is registered by New York State to provide coursework leading to the New York State Initial Certification in Art, pre-K through grade 12; and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

MAT candidates work with a dedicated, professional faculty of artists and educators who are active in their fields. Learn more

The MAT program faculty includes three full-time members and six part-time members; and maintains a high faculty to student ratio (averaging approximately 1 to 2), enabling MAT instructors to provide candidates with a great degree of individualized guidance. 

The program requires MAT candidates to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and has a graduation rate of 94% over the last 3 cohorts (2015-2017). 

MAT graduates have gone on to teach art in public, private and charter schools, as well as in museums and community arts organizations

Title II Summary Table for Program Completers

Cohort

Number
Tested

Number
Passed

Institution
Pass Rate

Statewide
Pass Rate

2015-16

4

N/A*

N/A*

81

2014-15

10

7

70

86

2013-14

7

N/A*

N/A*

88

* Because fewer than ten MAT completers took certification tests, an institution pass rate is not available for the cohort.

In accordance with the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), our Title II Report Card is available for download in the downloads section. 


Job Placement Data

Cohort

Employed as teachers

In related field or additional education

Other

2016-17*

83%

17%

2015-16*

77%

23%

2014-15

57%

21%

22%

*Cohort had fewer than 10 

edTPA Performance Summaries
The edTPA is a requirement for initial teacher certification in New York State comprised of a digital portfolio of lesson plans, video clips, and written reflections. It is an important assessment of new teachers’ effectiveness and impact on learners that aligns with our program’s own emphasis on critical self-reflection.

2016-2017, 2 out of 6 graduating students took the edTPA. 100% target performance (Rubric scores of 3-5) on Task 1 (Planning) and Task 3 (Assessment).
2015-2016, 5 out of 9 graduating students took the edTPA. 100% target performance on Task 1 and 93% on Task 3.
2014-2015, 6 out of 14 graduating students took the edTPA. 93% target performance on Task 1 and 83% on Task 3.

All students (100%) are now required to take the Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment (TCPA) which is aligned with the edTPA, giving us data on candidates’ teaching practices and effectiveness, regardless of whether or not they go on to take the edTPA.

Teaching Effectiveness and Candidate Satisfaction
To assess teaching effectiveness and our program’s impact on P-12 students, we collect data from alumni scholarship reports at the High School of Art and Design (HSAD). 5% of our total alumni have been hired at HSAD over the last decade. We have collected the grades of all of their classes between the 2 academic years of 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. Between the two cohorts, the number of HSAD students passing the alumni-taught courses went down by an average of 1.3%. This average was largely influenced by just one out of the 5 alumni that we sampled. The other 4 alumni saw small average increases in students passing their classes between the 2 cohorts. For 2016-2017, the average of students passing went up by 6%. We will continue discussion with the High School of Art and Design on how this data reflects teaching practice of MAT graduates and their impact on students learning for 2018-19.

The department also performs End of Program surveys to measure candidates satisfaction. At the end of the program in 2015-2016, 80% were satisfied with the student teaching experience, 80% were satisfied with the thesis component, and 95% were satisfied with the faculty overall. In 2016-2017, 100% were satisfied with the student teaching experience, 97% were satisfied with the thesis component, and 95% were satisfied with faculty overall.

MAT faculty and staff keep in touch with alumni to mentor and assist them as they pursue jobs and begin their teaching careers. You can find more stories of students and alumni here:

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