Admission and Course Information
The M.A.T. in art education is designed for pre-K–12 art teacher certification.
- A completed online application, accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee. Graduate applications are available online at www.ric.edu/graduatestudies/.
- A current résumé outlining educational and work experiences and highlighting experiences with both art and children/youth.
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.
- Two Disposition Reference Forms: one from a faculty or supervisor of a child/youth-related activity and one from a work supervisor.
- A written Statement of Educational Philosophy, with scored rubric, following the specific directions provided by the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD).
- An interview with the art education graduate program director.
- A minimum of 45 credit hours of studio art and art history courses.
- A representative portfolio of art work following the Art Education program's guidelines for portfolio submission, available from the art education program coordinator.
- Three letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's potential to do graduate work and potential to be successful in an elementary and/or secondary level art teaching career.
- A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean.