Paint Brushes

If you have completed at least 45 credit hours of art studio and art history courses, Rhode Island College’s M.A.T. program will prepare you for a teaching career in art education. Through this program, you will work closely with esteemed RIC faculty, who place emphasis on the complementary relationships between artistic expression, academic inquiry and the teaching of art. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for full certification to teach art in all grades (pre-K-12) in Rhode Island.

Program Details

Admission and Course Information

Click below for admission and course requirements, and course descriptions.

Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions

Contact Mrs. Dottie Grady at 401-456-8822 or, who will review the application process with you and direct you to the appropriate faculty member for more information.

Program/Learning Goals

Upon completion of this program, graduates will have:

  1. Strengthened their art knowledge and artmaking skills and will have built upon their foundational art understandings and skills acquired in their undergraduate programs.
  2. Expanded and deepened their understanding of art education theory and curriculum development. 
  3. Enhanced their abilities to research content for art instruction and issues related to art education, develop art curricula and engage in scholarship related to art education. 
  4. Developed competency in their art teaching skills, emphasizing the recursive educational practices of planning, acting and reflecting on instruction.
  5. Increased their capacities to serve as art education advocates and leaders in the field of art education.