The Art + Education program offers distinct degrees for artist-educators who are cultural workers, researchers, public intellectuals, and activists who envision a radical space where contemporary art and social justice education meet. Our degrees include hands-on experiences in schools, community settings, and the public realm.
The NYU Art + Education program is an intimate, interdisciplinary community that includes students from a variety of artistic, academic and professional backgrounds. Student experience is unique to each degree program, including important connections between theory and practice through fieldwork and practical experience in schools, participation special events, and completion of the final project.
In the Community Practice program, student experience includes important connections between theory and practice through partnerships with community organizations, participation in special projects and events, and the final capstone project. The program strongly encourages collaborative and collective work to build the capacity for community engagement and social change.
Teaching Art Fieldwork
As a graduate student in the Initial Certification Teachers of Art, All Grades program (30 credits) you will participate in two types of fieldwork: serving as a learning partner and a student teacher. Students serve as Learning Partners in elementary and secondary schools before they complete their corresponding Student Teaching placements.Learn More
Art, Education, and Community Practice Study Abroad Opportunities
NYU Steinhardt values the engagement with diversity and multiculturalism both here in New York City and abroad, philosophically as well as geographically. A variety of global opportunities are available to graduate students in the Art, Education, and Community Practice program.Learn More