Department of Art

Department of Art + Design,
Art History, Art Education

Art Education Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program

The Art Education Certification Program is open to students who have successfully completed an undergraduate art and design or studio art degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The program can be completed in a minimum of three semesters, and consists of four professional education courses, two reading courses, and three semesters of art education core courses, including full time unpaid student teaching at the elementary and secondary levels. In addition, a full range of studio art and art history courses are required. Students must successfully pass the Praxis I (or 1100 minimum SAT test scores) and Praxis II exams. Entry in the program requires an interview with the area coordinator of Art Education, Dr. Kay Broadwater. Transcripts and a studio portfolio will be reviewed at that time.

Successful completion of this program will certify the student to teach art education K-12 in the State of Maryland and all states sharing agreements with Maryland.


Post-Baccalaureate or second bachelor degree students screen with the undergraduates for admission into the program. Official notification from the Registrar’s office will come after the interview and screening. The number of students allowed into the program will be limited by the number of spaces available.

Students must provide documentation of a passing score of 527 in Praxis I, a minimum score of 24 on ACT, or accepted SAT score as determined by test taking date in CPP website. Passing scores must be included in a student’s file to be considered for screening. Students who do not have one of these passing scores WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE ART EDUCATION PROGRAM. No student will be considered for screening without one of these three scores. Students awaiting final test scores WILL NOT be considered for screening.

A portfolio of visual work must be present in the ARED student file folder before the screening date. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 works will be presented on either a CD or thumb drive for committee review. A combination of 2D and 3D work must be presented. Only resent work completed at the university or junior college level will be accepted. No high school work will be accepted.

A short oral interview will take place at the time of the screening. Data from this interview will be taken into consideration as part of the total screening score and acceptance into the program.

Students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 to go through the screening process.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission into the major are as follows:

  1. An official copy of your college transcripts and documentation of passing the Praxis I
  2. An overall GPA of 2.75
  3. A GPA of 3.00 an art and design or studio art major
  4. An interview and portfolio review with the art education faculty
  5. Permission of the art education department

If you have any further questions please contact Dr. Kay Broadwater at:

Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Center for the Arts, Room 3103 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2808
Fax: 410-704-2810




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