CONNECTING PRACTICE AND PEDAGOGY
The MSEd in Visual Arts Education gives art teachers the opportunity to reinvigorate and bring depth to their practices, conduct original research related to their teaching, and develop a direct line between the two.
THE ONLY ONLINE ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM IN SUNY
This 15-month, fully online learning experience is designed to help art teachers across New York State and beyond earn their master’s degrees in a way that’s convenient, no matter where they live. Courses are designed to be flexible, with a teacher’s schedule in mind.
JOIN A NETWORK OF MENTORS AND CREATORS
SUNY New Paltz is a hub of the rich arts community in the Hudson Valley. Our Visual Arts Education students access that community as part of a cohort, finding opportunity with our partner organizations and schools, collaborating with faculty mentors in both studio practice and art education research, and building close, lasting relationships with peer practitioners.
DESIGNED BY ART EDUCATORS, FOR ART EDUCATORS
Completion of this degree qualifies teachers in New York State to receive full Professional Teaching Certification in Visual Art PreK – 12. Our curriculum is carefully constructed to serve our students’ interest in achieving rewarding, high-demand careers as educators, while sustaining their growth and nourishing their journeys as artists.
The M.S.Ed in Visual Arts Education program does not lead to Initial teaching certification for people with undergraduate degrees in art studio, art history, or other areas. Prospective students who have earned a bachelor's degree in these areas and who wish to become art teachers may apply as second-degree students to the undergraduate art education program.
As a prerequisite for admission, applicants must possess certification for Visual Art PreK - 12 from their respective state. Within New York State, completion of the degree qualifies students for Professional teaching certification in Visual Art PreK - 12 for those students currently working under Initial art teacher certification.