NY State Program Code: 24640
HEGIS Code: 0831.00
CIP Code: 13.1302
Courtney Weida, Program Director
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The goal of the Adelphi program in art education is to develop art educators who can understand artistic development across the lifespan and the relationship of the sensory and kinesthetic domains to art making, awaken and support the exploration of ideas, feelings, experiences and materials, appreciate the role the arts can play in opening cross cultural understandings, and maintain a lively commitment to their own artistic practice. The Adelphi program of study in art education includes foundational courses in art education philosophies and theories of learning and development in the visual arts. These major courses are supplemented by courses in child and youth literacies and classroom environment/management. Students also select from an array of studio and exploratory arts courses. Studio courses include painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, book arts, fiber, and more. Exploring the Arts courses include creative movement, creative speech, creative dramatics, healing arts, educational theatre, Waldorf educational approaches, women in art & literature, creative writing, museum education and art & special education. Beyond the foundational courses and studio electives, students explore curriculum design and assessment, undertake small-scale art education research in the capstone masters seminar, participate in a capstone gallery exhibition and finally complete student teaching. Opportunities for fieldwork and professional development within schools, museums, galleries, community settings, and other spaces of art education are infused throughout the program.
This is a program for candidates who do not currently hold certification in visual arts education. Qualified candidates certified in areas other than the visual arts may enroll in this program in order to earn a second certificate and fulfill the graduate degree requirement for professional (permanent) certification in both areas. Candidates applying to this program are expected to have an undergraduate major or the equivalent in the visual arts. Upon application to the program, candidates’ undergraduate transcripts will be evaluated for appropriate visual arts and liberal arts course work required under New York State regulations. Any deficient course work must be completed prior to the final student teaching semester. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction does not waive the student teaching requirement.
In addition to the application essay and two letters of recommendation, the graduate program in Art Education requires applicants to submit to the Office of Admissions a visual arts portfolio.
The portfolio should contain 15- 20 images demonstrating competence in one area of specialization, as well as breadth of studio experience in other media. Images should be submitted on a CD, with appropriate file names and a slide list indicating: Your name, Title (if applicable), Date, Size/Dimensions, and Medium. The portfolio will not be returned.
Graduates from Adelphi’s B.F.A. are waived from this admissions requirement. Recent graduates (2004 to the present) from Adelphi’s B.A. in Art are also waived from the portfolio requirement. All candidates waived from the admissions portfolio requirement are expected to meet with an Art Education advisor during their first semester of graduate study to share their visual arts portfolio.
Candidates who currently hold visual arts certification should either enroll in a graduate program leading to certification in an area other than art education in order to fulfill professional (permanent) certification requirements for both areas or enroll in the M.A. in studio art, which also fulfills State regulations for professional (permanent) certification in art education. The M.A. in studio art is offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.