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MAT – Art K-12

Master of Arts in Teaching – Art K-12 Online

Program Overview


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.

icon $13,260 Total Tuition
icon As few as 15 months Program Duration
icon 39 Credit Hours
icon $13,260 Total Tuition
icon As few as 15 months Program Duration
icon 39 Credit Hours
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Arkansas State University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 202-223-0077.

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.

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

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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A-State Online Offers Excellent Tuition Value

Our master's in teaching in K-12 art online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the course tuition for all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Total Tuition $13,260
Tuition Per Credit Hour $340
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$300.00 $40.00 $340.00 $900.00 $120.00 $1020.00


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

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Summer 2023 5 wk 05/30/2023 06/30/2023 05/15/2023 05/19/2023 05/25/2023 05/26/2023 06/19/2023
5 wk 07/03/2023 08/04/2023 06/19/2023 06/23/2023 06/29/2023 06/30/2023 07/21/2023
Fall 2023 7 wk 08/21/2023 10/06/2023 08/07/2023 08/11/2023 08/17/2023 08/18/2023 09/22/2023
7 wk 10/16/2023 12/08/2023 10/02/2023 10/06/2023 10/12/2023 10/13/2023 11/17/2023
Spring 2024 7 wk 01/08/2024 02/23/2024 12/15/2023 12/19/2023 01/04/2024 01/05/2024 02/09/2024
7 wk 03/04/2024 04/26/2024 02/19/2024 02/23/2024 02/29/2024 03/01/2024 04/05/2024
Summer 2024 5 wk 05/28/2024 06/27/2024 05/14/2024 05/17/2024 05/23/2024 05/24/2024 06/14/2024
5 wk 07/02/2024 08/01/2024 06/18/2024 06/21/2024 06/27/2024 06/28/2024 07/26/2024
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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.

  • Complete online application and submit a non-refundable $30 fee
  • Have official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.
  • Have 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 158

Additional Licensure 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

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

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

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

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401


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.

Students in this program must complete the following courses.

TE 6043: Effective Assessment

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Designs and analysis of varied formative and summative assessment systems in classroom practice to inform instruction.

TE 6223: Effective Teaching with Diverse Populations

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Theory and practice for effective teaching of diverse students, application through the creation of unit and lesson plans.

TE 6243: Technology as a Tool for Teaching

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.

TE 6253: Perspectives on Professionalism in Education

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.

TE 6293: Theories and Strategies of Classroom Management

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 grade classroom.

TE 6299: MAT Internship in Teacher Education

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.

RDNG 6013: Theories, Issues, Methods of Reading

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.

MLED 6403: World of the Young Adolescent

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A focus on the developmental characteristics of the young adolescent, ages 10 to 14, set against a matrix of racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, family, and community issues in order to create developmentally responsive practices and programs for all mid-level learners.

MLED 6423: Teaming, Teaching, and Learning in Mid-Level Education

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.

MLED 6443: Advanced Methods for Teaching in the Middle Grades

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduce students into the profession of teaching. This course provides the necessary foundation needed by future teachers to gain the pedagogical knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be an effective teacher. The primary goal of the course is to provide students of education with research-based effective teaching practices in a practical, realistic and conversational manner.

ARED 6703: Applied Art Infusion Contemporary Approaches

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Curriculum development and application of art infused contemporary models to integrate the visual arts with other subject area content. Pre-requisites: Acceptance to the MAT Teacher Education Program

This program is intended for those who are planning to teach in a public school in Arkansas.

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