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2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, Professional License, Master of Arts in Teaching

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Program Objectives

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Art focuses on academic and studio needs of teachers and visual artists who want to obtain the professional level license to teach in Massachusetts. The program provides the skills and competencies needed by visual arts teachers and includes a strong studio component in addition to curriculum development and teaching methods.

Additional Admissions Requirements

Submit a copy of your Massachusetts initial educator license.

A comprehensive portfolio of artwork (10-15 pieces) should be submitted digitally to the Slideroom link located on the Art MAT admissions page.


Program Requirements

Upon acceptance into the program, you will complete a tentative Plan of Study in consultation with the program coordinator. You must request that any transfer credits be considered at this time. Please note that no more than three courses taken at Salem State University before admission can be counted towards this program. You should meet regularly with the program coordinator to discuss your progress and revise your plan of study, as needed. The program coordinator will assess the potential acceptance of transfer credits.

Course Requirements

Total Credits: 39

Additional Licensing Option

For visual arts teachers already holding a PK-8 visual arts license who want to apply for an additional license at the age level 5-12.

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