Apply to a SUNY New Paltz graduate programAdmission Requirements

The deadline for receipt of all admission materials for the M.S. Ed. in Visual Arts Education program is April 15. Please prepare the following items for inclusion in the online application process:

  • One official copy of transcripts showing all undergraduate and graduate course work and earned degrees. A minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required for admission.
  • Evidence of New York State initial certification in art education.
  • Contact information for two school administrators or personnel who will write you a letter of recommendation
  • A current resume or CV indicating at least one year of teaching experience.
  • A paper which presents your art teaching philosophy with examples from current practice.
  • Statement descriptive of area(s) of interest such as curriculum, pedagogy, philosophy, reform, or society as it relates to art education on which the applicant wishes to focus for graduate studies.
  • A portfolio of personal and student studio work.
  • Satisfactory GRE scores.
SUMMER (5 weeks) (11 Credits)
ARE501Graduate Readings in Art Education1
ARS511Introduction to Graduate Studio Research4
ARH569Art in Contemporary Culture 3
ARE519Art and Pedagogy I:Contemporary Approaches3
FALL (online) (4 Credits)
ARS512Graduate Studio Research I2
ARE517Visual Arts Research I2
WINTER (online) (1 Credits)
ARE520Winter Session Review1
SPRING (online) (4 Credits)
ARS513Graduate Studio Research II2
ARE518Visual Arts Research II2
SUMMER TWO (five weeks) (10 Credits)
ARS714Studion Graduate Research III4
ARS501Graduate Art Seminar 3
ARE721Art and Pedagogy II3
Total Credits30

Program Requirements

MSEd in Visual Arts Education students must complete a total of 30 credits, mount a final show of work, and complete a piece of scholarly writing suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed professional journal. Courses in this program may not be taken out of sequence.