Masters of Arts in Teaching
General DescriptionStudents earning the M.A.T. with an emphasis in Art Education receive a master’s degree and eligibility for pre-K-12 licensure in the visual arts from the State of Ohio. After satisfying undergraduate art education requirements, students enter the M.A.T. program. Classes for the M.A.T are organized so requirements can be completed in one calendar year (one summer plus two semesters) of full-time study.
The M.A.T. cohort group is designed to be small in number to afford each student outstanding preparation and the opportunity to move through the program with a community of learners. This format engenders the sharing of values and attitudes while fostering professional growth.
After a summer term of course work that focuses on the foundations and principles of education, M.A.T. students spend two consecutive semesters in a combination campus-based and school-based internship. This integrated approach fosters both theoretical understanding and the development of the practical skills needed to be a successful teacher.
During the internship, instructional responsibilities are gradually increased until the intern is ready to manage a classroom with a minimum of supervision. Course work is tied to the internship and professional growth is regularly evaluated.