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 applicants screen for the Art Education major the last Friday in September and the last Friday in February.
Admission is rolling.
Please bring the following materials with you in September or February:
1. A portfolio containing your best work and includes a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 works presented on either a CD, thumb drive or personal website for committee review. It may be presented use a computer program such as PowerPoint.
a. Presentation is very important. Make sure the art work is in focus and cropped of background clutter.
b. Breadth of work - A combination of 2-D and 3-D work in a range of media work should be included
c. Depth of work – One area that has been explored more completely. This should be your most accomplished work.
2. Copy of one of the following three scores below (or GRE's) to be admitted into the Art Education Post- baccalaureate program
a. Praxis I score (527 minimum)
b. SAT score (SAT Score taken after 2005, math and critical reading composite score of 1100) (SAT taken between 4/95 and 2005, math and verbal composite score of 1100)
c. ACT composite score of 24.
3. An official copy of your college transcripts.
We will be conducting group screening interviews. This should expedite the process and make the experience more comfortable.
If you have any further questions please contact Dr. Kay Broadwater at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.