Professional Certification for Teaching Art, Grades K–12
Join a community of artist-educators eager to change the landscape of art education. Teachers who already have Initial Certification in Visual Art can complete a Masters Degree with a focus on contemporary art, social justice education, and critical multiculturalism combined with electives that allow you to pursue professional interests and curiosities.Request Info
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Art+Education Program Goals
- Examine the ways that art making and the teaching of art are grounded in power structures situated within social, political, and cultural institutions and history.
- Understand that art and education are forms of knowledge production that allow us to make meaning about the world based on our experiences of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability; this knowledge can help us represent the world, as well as transform it.
- Design methods for teaching art and enacting artistic interventions that support critical thinking, creative inquiry, and social change inspired by contemporary approaches to art making, analyzing works of historical and current art, and social activism.
- Demonstrate the ability to be reflective practitioners and effective researchers who understand that theory informs practice and practice must be theorized.
- Empower persuasive cultural advocates and community leaders able to articulate the importance of art in schools, institutions, and society at large.
Join a community of artists, educators, activists, and community organizers working together to create critical art interventions that inspire dialogue and catalyze social change.
With a focus on contemporary art, social justice education, and critical multiculturalism, the MA in Teaching Art, K–12, Initial Certification envisions the artist-educator as cultural worker, intellectual, and activist.