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Art Education, MAT

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, CA,
Prepares students to become successful Art teachers in a K-12 classroom in the United StatesProgram meets requirements of both National and California Art Education StandardsOne semester Student Teaching mentored by a master teacher in a Bay Area Public SchoolAfter completion of all coursework and student teaching requirements and passing all four California.


Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:

Teaching Skills

  • Make subject matter comprehensible to students
  • Gauge student learning using a variety of assessment strategies
  • Engage and support all students in learning
  • Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students
  • Create and maintain an effective environment for student learning
  • Develop as a professional educator

Professional Readiness

  • Create a professional portfolio suitable for seeking employment as a credentialed art educator in the state of California
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to effectively advocate for Art Education in the 21st century

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Teaching Audiences in a Diverse Society
  • Teaching Audiences with Special Needs
  • Instruction & Assessment of Academic Literacy
  • Visual Storytelling: Editing for Short-Form Video Content
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Student Teaching in Public School Classroom
  • MAT Capstone: The Artist/Educator Documentary
  • DS Mentorship Forum - MAT Capstone: The Art Advocacy Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application form or online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from your undergraduate college/university showing completion of an undergraduate degree
  • One page essay explaining personal goals for graduate school or essay related to a topic as required by the Department
  • Resume: Describe your educational and professional experience
  •  Portfolio/Demo reel: A portfolio with detailed descriptions in your chosen discipline is required
  • Additional materials may be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26147 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26147 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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