MAT Art Education2023-08-30T18:45:53+00:00


Master of Arts In Teaching: Art Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching: Art Education is for candidates without a certification in teaching. This degree is no less rigorous than the advanced master degree program, but includes courses which provide the necessary background in professional education towards a career teaching art for K-12 students.

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Degree Information

Degree Program Hours: 54

FIU Graduate School Admissions – Apply Online

For a complete list of requirements and courses, visit: Graduate Art + Art History Course Catalog 2023-24

*For a complete list of Graduate Faculty in the Department of Art and Art History, please go to Gradschool Graduate Faculty

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Application Deadline for Spring 2024 – October 1, 2023
Application Deadline for Fall 2024 – June 1, 2024

Applying to the MAT in Art Education is a two-step process…

FIU Graduate Admission Application:

First, please complete and FIU Graduate Application form that can be completed online via the following link: As part of this application, you will need to provide the following

  1. BFA or a Bachelor’s degree or a strong minor (30 hours with a 3.0 GPA or higher) in Fine Arts and a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher for the last 60 hours of upper division coursework.
  2. Passing scores on all sections of the General Knowledge Exam (GK) or CLAS or GRE (considered on an individual basis). Note: GRE is NOT required, but can be used in place of GK. However, GK is recommended as it is an exit requirement.
  3. In addition the applicant must submit two (2) letters of recommendation, a resume, a statement of personal philosophy/professional goals consistent with the objectives of the masters program. Letters and any other supporting documents are to be sent to Florida International University, Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 659004, Miami, FL. 33265-9004.
  4. After submission of application, applicants must schedule a portfolio interview with the Graduate Program Director. The Portfolio should contain fifteen (15) pieces of artwork including at least three (3) drawings.

Degree Requirements

The MAT Course requires 54 course credits.

Required Courses credits
Measurement and Evaluation in the classroom (EDF5443) 3
Education in American History (EDF 5517) 3
Teaching Evironments: Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management (EDG5414) 3
Educational Psychology: Principles and Applications (EDP 5053) 3
Educational Needs of Students with Exceptionalities (EEX 6051) 3
Secondary Classroom Management (ESE5344C) 3
Subject Related Reading (RED 5339) 3
TESOL for Secondary Teachers (TSL 5361C) 3
Special Teaching Lab: Art K-5 (ARE 4316) 3
Special Teaching Lab: Art 6-12 (ARE 4341) 3
Practicum in Art Education (ARE 5945) 6
Curriculum and Instruction in Art (ARE 6140) 3
Art Education Workshop (ARE 6xxx) 9
Organization and Coordination of Art (ARE 6262) 3
Seminar in Art Education (ARE 6746) 3

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Art + Art History or the FIU University Graduate School:

Department of Art + Art History
Florida International University
VH 216, Modesto A. Maidique Campus – Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: (305)-348-2897

David Y. Chang
Art Education Director
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-2897 Email:

Christopher Rodriguez Barake
Sr. Coordinator of Academic Support Services
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-6648 Email:

University Graduate School
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC 240
11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-2455 | Fax: (305) 348-3433
Email: Website:

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