art teacher with studentsThe Lander M.A.T. degree targets exceptional art students who aspire to be accomplished artists as well as artist educators,.This program explores the relationship between the teaching process and the creative process. In addition, it fosters development of skills and sensitivities needed by art and design professionals and is a pathway to initial K-12 certification. Specific standards outlined by the National Association of School of Art and Design and The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education include:

  1. Demonstration of knowledge in the content area, scholarly inquiry, and pedagogy
    1. Must complete an approved program of study, have no more than six semester hours with grades of “C” and have a GPA of 3.0 or above
    2. Upon receiving the first grade of “C”, the student will be required to meet with the director of the MAT program to develop an academic progress plan. Upon receiving a second grade of “C” the student will not be permitted to continue in the degree program.
    3. All work for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree must be completed within a period of six years
    4. Any remedial course work needed to meet the requirement required undergraduate coursework must be completed before admission to student teaching.
    5. PRAXIS II scores
  2. Successful completion of Clinical Practice
    1. Observation of lessons taught
    2. Teacher Education assessment requirements demonstrating an acceptable level of competence in all learner outcomes of the Professional Educator
  3. Exhibition
    1. Professional presentation of studio products of BFA/MAT courses
    2. Preparation, installation, and publicity for a meaningful exhibition of K-12 student artworks from the student’s Clinical Practice.
  4. Program Defense
    1. Reflective demonstration of achievement for the learner outcomes of the Professional Educator
    2. Effective communication incorporating technology and oral response to questions.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
ART 611

 Curriculum and Assessment in Art, K-12

3
ART 612

Practices for Teaching Art: Materials and Methods

3
ART 621

History and Philosophy of Art Education

3
EDUC 601

Clinical Practice

12
EDUC 622

Advanced Growth and Development of the Learner

3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ART 631

The Artist Teacher

3
ART 653

Graduate Art History Seminar 

6
ART 661

MAT Exhibitions and Defense

3
   
TOTAL FOR MAT DEGREE 36