Our programs in Art Education offer a unique opportunity to consider the arts and education through the lenses of contemporary artistic practice, social activism, and critical pedagogy. Located in downtown New York City we take advantage of the incredible cultural resources of the East Village, Chelsea, and greater New York area. We offer a new master’s program in community practice as well as two teacher certification programs:
1) 34-credit Art, Education, and Community Practice M.A. program – This interdisciplinary program combines coursework in contemporary artistic practice, educational theory, and social activism to prepare artists, educators, designers, community organizers, and other publicly situated activists to work within community-based contexts.
2) 36-credit Initial Certification M.A. – For aspiring teachers, this track leads to eligibility for initial certification as a teacher of Visual Art, all grades (K-12). The program begins in the summer and can be completed in as little as 3 semesters or 12 months as a full-time student. It can also be completed as a part-time student in two years.
3) 30-credit Professional Certification M.A. program – this track provides the credit hours and coursework necessary for the Professional Certificate as a teacher of Visual Art, all grades (K-12).
The program can be started in the summer or fall, and completed in as little as 12 months as a full-time student. Part-time study is also available.
You’ll be prepared to serve as an advocate for the visual arts and education in public and private schools, museums, community-based programs, and alternative educational sites. You’ll gain the essential skills to become an innovative researcher and arts education professional whose work is grounded in contemporary artistic practice and educational theory. You’ll go on to become a classroom teacher, museum educator, curriculum consultant, community-based artist and educator, professor, or community change agent.
New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.