Art Education

School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Master’s Degree Programs

Art Education (MAT)

The Art Education track in the Teacher Education MAT program is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program for students seeking certification to teach Art in grades K-12, including students previously certified to teach in another field.

The Master of Arts in Teaching is subject to any change in the Florida Administrative Code (State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066). Students enrolled in this program should remain in close contact with their adviser to keep informed of any program changes implemented to comply with new state requirements.

The program is planned to provide the art-oriented person with a degree that includes certification. The program meets all state certification requirements.

The Teacher Education-Art Education M.A.T. program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Art (K-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program who have passed all three portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country, may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edgrad@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.

Art Education (MEd)

The Art Education track in the Curriculum and Instruction MEd program is designed to meet the expanding needs of the art teacher.

The MEd degree is designed to meet the expanding needs of the art teacher. Students in the program examine contemporary problems in art education, review recent curriculum developments, study innovations in art education, explore interdisciplinary concepts, and become involved in research problems specific to the art teacher. This degree requires previous certification in art.