Art Education (MAT)
MAT programs are designed for individuals holding a bachelor's degree in a closely related field who wish to obtain a teaching certificate and master's degree in education. Programs provide professional and pedagogical studies that develop proficiency in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of beginning teachers.
Art Education prepares highly qualified teachers of art for instruction in elementary and secondary schools by providing challenging course work in pedagogy, curriculum content, and assessment consistent with the national, state, and local standards and goals. The graduate program in art education provides students with an opportunity to further their knowledge through investigation and research of current issues and curriculum in art education and to pursue their creative work in the studios.
All educator preparation programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The CSU Department of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Successful completion of the M.A.T. program and passing scores on the appropriate Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) basic skills and content tests allow the candidate to be recommended to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for teacher certification at the T-5 level (i.e., the letter “T” indicates that the certificate is in a teaching field and the number “5” indicates that the candidate’s highest degree is a master’s degree recognized by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission).
Program of Study
|Area 1 Foundations|
|EDCI 6225||Foundations of Education - American Education||2|
|EDCI 6226||Foundations of Education - Instructional Applications||2|
|EDCI 6227||Foundations of Education - Human Development, Motivation, and Learning||2|
|EDCI 6228||Foundations of Education - Special Education||3|
|Area 1 Total||9|
|Area 2 Professional Core|
|ARTE 3215||Foundations in Art Education||3|
|ARTE 4210||Art Education: Curriculum and Classroom Strategies||3|
|Area 2 Total||6|
|Area 3 Professional Practice|
|EDCI 6698||Teaching Internship (2 semesters)||1-6|
|or ARTE 4698||Service Learning Internship|
|EDCI 6485||Student Teaching||10|
|EDUF 6125||Classroom Management||2|
|EDUT 6105||Technology Infusion||3|
|Area 3 Total||16-18|
|Area 4 Advanced Studies|
|ARTE 6185||Concepts in Art Education||3|
|ARTE 6187||Curriculum in Art Education||3|
|ARTE 6999||Thesis/Exhibit Research||2|
|ARTH 5125G||Research and Seminar in Art History||3|
|EDUF 6116||Educational Research Methods||3|
|Select four electives (see below) 1||12|
|Area 4 Total||26|
|ARTE 7000||Graduate Exhibition||0|
|Total Hours Required||57-59|
Instructor approval is required to register for the 5000-6000 level studio courses (ARTS). Students not approved for graduate level studio work must take the necessary undergraduate prerequisites. Two undergraduate advance level courses are required as prerequisites for graduate level courses.
|ARTE 6186||Graduate Problem: Art Education||3|
|ARTH 6185||Graduate Problem: Art History||3|
|ARTS 5256G||Painting: Advanced Methods||3|
|ARTS 5236G||Drawing: Advanced Methods||3|
|ARTS 5248G||Ceramics: Advanced Methods||3|
|ARTS 5288G||Sculpture: Advanced Methods||3|
|ARTS 6286||Graduate Problem: Studio||3|
|ARTS 6288||Sculptural Explorations||3|
Note: A minimum of 36 semester hours of approved undergraduate art coursework is required for admission to the MAT program. Additional hours (3 - 12) of art coursework may be required depending on content background. Prospective students who do not have a degree in art must request a transcript evaluation and meet with the program coordinator to determine content courses needed for certification. All prospective MAT program candidates must submit a portfolio to the program coordinator for review.
- Degree in related field or a minimum of 25 semester hours of approved coursework
- Transcript evaluation to determine content courses needed for certification.
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree
- Satisfactory scores on the general portion (quantitative and verbal) of the Revised Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with "writing assessment" component; or passing scores on the GACE content examinations required in the intended teacher certification field
- Passing score on the GACE Basic Skills Tests [Reading (200), Mathematics (201), Writing (202)] or exemption through satisfactory scores on the SAT, ACT, GRE, or having a masters degree or above from a PSC-accepted accredited institution.
- GACE Basic Skills Exemption Scores:
- SAT – 1000 (combination of Verbal and Math scores)
- ACT – 43 (combination of English and Math scores)
- GRE – Combined score of 1030 (Verbal and Quantitative) on tests taken before August 1, 2011 or combined score of 297 (Verbal and Quantitative) on tests taken after August 1, 2011
- GACE Basic Skills Exemption Scores:
- The successful applicant must not have a criminal record or discharge from the armed services that would prevent recommendation for related teacher certifications
- Completion of a satisfactory FBI background check with fingerprints to ensure no criminal record and no discharge from the armed services that would prevent recommendation for teacher certification. Instructions and applications for the FBI background check can be found at safe.columbusstate.edu or can be picked up in Jordan Hall, Room 107. Provisionally certified teachers may submit a letter from their school on official school letterhead stating that they have undergone a background check as a condition of employment.
Additional Program Requirements
This Degree is subjected to the following requirements
- Students must earn a 3.0 GPA calculated on all graduate work attempted. "Academic Forgiveness" policy does not apply to graduate studies.
- Students cannot graduate with a grade of "C" or below in more than two (2) graduate courses (may be appealed to the College of Education Graduate Council).
- A minimum of 27 hours of the hours required for the degree must be earned in residence. Asynchronous (online) and distance learning courses administered through Columbus State University constitute courses taken in residence.
- A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of transfer credit or courses taken at CSU prior to full admission to a masters degree program may be applied toward the degree. Courses with earned grades of "C" or below cannot be transferred. The student’s advisor and the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled must approve any courses transferred.
- All degree requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of first enrollment
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate competence in the development of a Focused Portfolio in preparation for exhibition.
- Students will demonstrate competence in the application of Art History and critical analysis in a research paper.
- Students will demonstrate competence in the application of art education concepts.
- Students will demonstrate competence in the development of P-12 curriculum.