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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 91% (2013-14).

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. 

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