Applicants for the M.A.Ed. and M.A.T. degree must submit the following items:
- Three letters of recommendation. No form is required.
- Statement of Intent: A one-to-two-page statement of purpose describing academic interests, proposed area of specialization and long-range career goals. The statement should also explain how the graduate program at Georgia State will serve those interests and goals.
- The letters of recommendation and the statement of intent should be uploaded with the other application materials orÂ sent to the Office of Graduate Programs.
- Portfolio: A successful portfolio demonstrates creativity and commitment in a cohesive body of work. The portfolio should contain two- and three-dimensional work. It should reflect basic skills in drawing and design and sufficient advanced skill in one area. Twenty images should be submitted if the applicant is not a practicing art educator. If the applicant is a practicing art teacher, a minimum of 10 images of personal studio work and up to 10 images of student work are acceptable. Under no circumstances should more than 20 images be submitted.
- Examples of work by the applicant’s students should represent a variety of media and reflect quality in design, craftsmanship, originality, complexity and historical or cultural content.
- Submission guidelines for the statement and portfolio preparation are the same as the M.F.A. degree (listed below).
Specific admission requirements for the M.A.T. degree include the following:
- An undergraduate major appropriate to the intended major at Georgia State, 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, earned a 2.5 overall cumulative grade-point average and a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in art content courses.
- Passing scores on GACE Program Admission Assessment
- Ethics (Program Entry test)
- Once students are admitted to the M.A.T. program, art education faculty will assist students in understanding certification requirements, which include Tort Liability coverage and criminal background checks.