Master of Arts in Education & Master of Teaching in Art
The Master of Arts in Education (M.A. Ed): an advanced degree in art education structured to build a community of collegial professionals who demonstrate disciplinary expertise including knowledge of the content of art education, skill with sound pedagogical strategies, understanding of current scholarship and issues within the field, and the ability to positively impact student learning. Special emphasis is placed on the teaching of diverse learners in urban/metropolitan settings.
Specific objectives for students completing the MAEd program include:
- Expanding their skills and understandings in studio art production and contemporary art concepts;
- Developing their pedagogical skills and strategies as master teachers;
- Empowering them to integrate current theory and best practices in their classrooms;
- Fostering their critical thinking skills and life-long learning as members of a professional community;
- Developing their leadership and advocacy skills to have an impact on students, classrooms, communities, schools, districts, and professional organizations.
Specific admission requirements for the M.A.Ed. degree include the following:
- An undergraduate major appropriate to the intended major at Georgia State University.
- A high standard of overall undergraduate achievement, usually a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
- Proof of Tier 4 teaching certification (from Georgia or other state).
Students who are admitted to the MAEd program at Georgia State University are competent artists with a broad range of skills and depth in one medium. They are effective communicators with highly developed oral and written language skills. Students must have a strong portfolio and documented potential to succeed in an academic setting including a B average or better.
The art education program is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice, helping students develop instructional skills appropriate for a broad range of ages and abilities. The program reflects a professional art school’s commitment to mastery of art content.
The MAEd program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
For those interested in a Graduate Degree, please click here.
For those interested in a Doctorate Degree in Education with an Art Education Concentration, please click here.
The Master of Teaching in Art (M.A.T.) : Students seeking a teaching certification at the graduate level may apply to the M.A.T. in Art Education. Candidates for the M.A.T. may be asked to complete additional coursework as advised by graduate faculty base on the portfolio review. Students in this program may be artists who have worked in the community, experienced art teachers, or recent art graduates.
Specific admission requirements for the M.A.T. degree include the following:
- An undergraduate major appropriate to the intended major at Georgia State University, preferably in the field of art.
- Students should have completed at least 15 hours in studio art at the undergraduate level with introductory classes in the following areas: Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Printmaking, Photography and Sculpture. If these course requirements have not been met in the undergraduate program additional credits may be required.
- A high standard of overall undergraduate achievement, usually earned a 2.5 overall cumulative grade-point average and a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in all art content courses.
- Passing scores on GACE Program Admission Assessment
- Ethics (Program Entry test)
- Faculty will assist students in understanding certification requirements, including Tort Liability coverage, criminal background checks, and completing edTPA.