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Master of Arts in Teaching – Art K-12 Online


Love art and want to teach? The online MAT – Art K-12 includes theories and strategies of classroom management, using technology as a valuable tool for instruction and curriculum development.

Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24
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Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24

Program Overview


Discover the benefits of our art K-12 teaching program

Become an art teacher for elementary, middle or high school with an online Master of Arts in Teaching – Art K-12 from Arkansas State University. You will gain a deeper knowledge of theories and strategies for classroom teaching and management as well as a working knowledge of historical and contemporary art education theory and practice.

Designed especially for working adults, our Master of Arts in Teaching online program gives you teaching methodologies for the K-12 classroom for effective art instruction. Coursework includes curriculum development and application of art-infused contemporary models to integrate the visual arts with other subject area content, using technology as a tool for teaching, and effective teaching with diverse populations.

In this master’s in teaching online at A-State, you will develop an interdisciplinary art project that features a corresponding lesson plan, documentation for the project and delivery of that lesson virtually. Faculty support at Arkansas State is outstanding. Our experienced faculty is here to help you succeed and can help you navigate the initial licensure process.

The LEARNS Executive Order stipulates that the Arkansas Department of Education must develop a plan to ensure that all teacher candidates completing an Arkansas-approved teacher preparation program must participate in a one-year residency by 2027. Currently, the A-State Educator Preparation Programs are updating their coursework and clinical experiences in order to meet this expectation.

In this online MAT art teacher degree program, you will:

  • Gain a working knowledge of historical and contemporary art education theory and practice
  • Create lessons that appropriately incorporate state and national standards using contemporary art education pedagogy for K-12
  • Demonstrate your ability to act in a legal, professional and compassionate manner while teaching a studio-based art lesson using art history, art criticism and aesthetics in both the elementary and secondary classroom
  • Learn to effectively teach art in the K-12 setting
  • Utilize effective teaching methodologies for diverse populations
  • Incorporate technology into educational methods
  • Gain a working knowledge of historical and contemporary art education theory and practice
  • Create lessons that appropriately incorporate state and national standards using contemporary art education pedagogy for K-12
  • Demonstrate your ability to act in a legal, professional and compassionate manner while teaching a studio-based art lesson using art history, art criticism and aesthetics in both the elementary and secondary classroom
  • Learn to effectively teach art in the K-12 setting
  • Utilize effective teaching methodologies for diverse populations
  • Incorporate technology into educational methods

As a graduate of this online program, you will be prepared for education roles, such as:

  • Elementary Art Teacher
  • Middle School Art Teacher
  • High School Art Teacher
  • Elementary Art Teacher
  • Middle School Art Teacher
  • High School Art Teacher

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of graduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online graduate programs.

Total Tuition: $13,260
Program Duration: As few as 15 months
Credit Hours 39

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Tuition


A-State Online offers excellent tuition value

Our Master of Arts in Teaching – Art K-12 online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the course tuition for all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $13,260

Calendar


Find out what's happening and when

Our MAT – Art K-12 online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, with accelerated coursework and multiple starts each year.

Please note that the internship course lasts a full semester and only starts in Fall 1 and Spring 1 of terms.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 6/18/24
Start Class 7/2/24

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Admissions


Ready to become an A-State student?

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Teaching certification is NOT required to be admitted into our MAT – Art K-12 online program. Students interested in this program must meet the following requirements for admission and plan to teach at a public school within the state of Arkansas.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Bachelor's degree

  • A baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.75 on a 4.00 scale from an accredited institution, or a 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of coursework (undergraduate, graduate or a combination of both).
  • Praxis: Pass Art Content Knowledge 5134 with a passing score of 145

Additional Information:

  • Passing the identified program pedagogy assessment, identified in the Teacher Education Handbook, is required for licensure. Additionally, other requirements for licensure are detailed in the Teacher Education Handbook.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Provide documentation of an Approved Arkansas State Police (ASP) and FBI Background Check and the Arkansas Child Maltreatment Background Check
  • Verify no conviction of a felony or crimes listed in the Teacher Education Handbook

Application Submission Requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Pay the non-refundable $30 fee
  • Send official transcript(s) from the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the sending institution.
  • Submit Praxis exam scores for Art Content Knowledge 5134
  • Submit all documents to:

    A-State Online
    P.O. Box 2520
    State University, AR 72467


    Fax: 870-972-3548
    Email: [email protected]

Courses


Dive into the coursework for your Master of Arts in Teaching – Art K-12

Students in this online program must complete 39 credit hours of coursework.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Students in this program must complete the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designs and analysis of varied formative and summative assessment systems in classroom practice to inform instruction.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and practice for effective teaching of diverse students, application through the creation of unit and lesson plans.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will include evaluation of educational software and websites. Students will research instructional design principles and procedures and will utilize their learning to create technology integrated educational materials for their respective areas.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course helps develop perspectives that are essential for educators to understand and fulfill ethical and professional responsibilities in their respective areas, including communication with various audiences, reflection, self-assessment and advocacy within the context of cultural diversity and democratic pluralism.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of classroom management principles to actual classroom practice while participating in an internship in the public schools requires placement in a middle grades classroom.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 9
Supervised internship focused on educational practice and performance for individuals seeking alternative licensure to teach in grades PK-12. Internship must be completed in licensure area.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theories, Issues, and Methods of Reading is a synthesis of theories and models of reading, past and current reading issues, examination of current research that discusses instruction of reading areas, spelling and writing; overview of reading and instruction for diverse and struggling learners. Prerequisite: enrollment in the graduate program within the College of Education and Behavioral Science.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to examine theories and research on the development and needs of the middle level learner. These include the review of the physical, cognitive, emotional, moral and social development of 9- through 15-year-olds.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of school and classroom organizational practices that include, grouping for instruction, scheduling instruction, curricular organization, and classroom management. The leadership and professional role of the teacher will be explored.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching strategies for the middle grades focusing on the skills necessary to analyze teaching and learning and engage in reflective practices through the use of instructional improvement tools.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of school and classroom organizational practices that include, grouping for instruction, scheduling instruction, curricular organization, and classroom management. The leadership and professional role of the teacher will be explored.

This program is only offered to those who are planning to teach at a public school within the state of Arkansas.

As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

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