Teaching, Master | Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, United States
12 months
56435 USD/year
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Teaching from Rhode Island School of Design is an intensive, one-year (summer through spring) cohort teacher preparation program for artists and designers eligible to work in the US that culminates in recommendation for teacher certification in art in US-based pK–12 schools.


Teaching from Rhode Island School of Design is approved by the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a teacher preparation program and, as a result of the Interstate Compact, has reciprocity in at least 44 other states.

Graduates with Teaching from Rhode Island School of Design will be able to:

  • draw from their creative practice as artist and designers—along with their grounding in inquiry-based curriculum design—to inform, develop and implement high-quality pK–12 visual arts curricula
  • provide multiple forms of evidence of performance that meet or exceed Rhode Island Professional Teaching Standards (RIPTS)
  • meet or exceed the passing score on the state-mandated Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test
  • meet or exceed the passing score on the state-mandated Art Content Knowledge test

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Lifespan: Human Growth and Development
  • Curriculum Development for Secondary Visual Arts Learning
  • Curriculum Development for Elementary Visual Arts Learning
  • Lifespan: Exceptionality
  • Context, Content and Practices in Art + Design Education
  • Student Teaching in Elementary School

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Candidates who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for the MAT.


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year undergraduate degree (BFA or BA with studio major) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the studio coursework
  • If applicant completed Master’s degree, must show evidence of meeting these same cumulative GPA requirements
  • A minimum of 39 credit hours in the following domains: Literacy (12 credits), History of Art/Design (12 credits), Humanities/Sciences (9 credits) and 2 courses (6 credits) from any of the domains
  • The MAT program prepares candidates to earn art teacher certification for pK–12 schools in the US, so enrollment is restricted to American citizens and permanent residents who hold a green card.
  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • Portfolio
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample
  • Letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency test

Tuition Fee

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    56435 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56435 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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