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Master of Arts in Teaching: Art Education – MAT

Application Deadline for Spring 2022 –  October 1, 2021

Application Deadline for Fall 2022  – June 1, 2022

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

Applicants for admission to the MAT – Art Education program must hold a BFA or equivalent bachelor’s degree in the appropriate area. All applicants must also satisfy the Board of Education admission requirements. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of upper-division undergraduate study and passing scores on GK or GRE.

Application materials must include: two (2) letters of recommendation, a résumé, a statement of personal philosophy/professional goals consistent with the objectives of the master’s program. After submission of application, applicants must schedule a portfolio interview with the program director. The Portfolio should contain fifteen (15) pieces of artwork including at least three (3) drawings.

Degree Program Hours:  54

Schedule Portfolio Interview contact the Ms. Caitlin Maxcy, Administrative Services Coordinator at cmaxcy@fiu.edu

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For a complete list of requirements and courses, visit: Graduate Art + Art History Course Catalog 21-22

Degree Requirements


The MAT requires 54 semester hours of course work at the graduate level to be distributed as follows

EDF 5443 Measurement and Evaluation in the Classroom 3
EDF 5517  Education in American History 3
EDG 5414  Teaching Environments: Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management 3
EDP 5053  Educational Psychology: Principles and Applications 3
EEX 6051  Educational Needs of Students with Exceptionalities 3
ESE 5344C  Secondary Classroom Management 3
RED 5339  Subject Related Reading 3
TSL 5361C  TESOL for Secondary Teachers 3
ARE 4316  Special Teaching Lab: Art K5 3
ARE 4341  Special Teaching Lab: Art 612 3
ARE 5945  Practicum in Art Education 6
ARE 6140  Curriculum and Instruction in Art 3
ARE 6925 / ARE6929 Art Education Workshop 9
ARE 6262  Organization and Coordination of Art 3
ARE 6746  Seminar in Art Education 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
MFA Director
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-2897 Email: changd@fiu.edu

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

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: ugs@fiu.edu  Website: gradschool.fiu.edu