- to immerse learners in the design of the simple symbols, meaningful artifacts, language and communications interfaces, and information networks that have become critical in the wake of the Information Age;
- to develop arts-based and principle-centered curriculum strategies promoting practical outcomes, inclusive learning, and social responsibility; and
- to facilitate interdisciplinary and collaborative learning experiences intersecting creative practices, problem-solving across disciplines, community-engaged scholarship, and real-world inquiry models.
There are two master’s degree programs of study. The master of science (M.S.) art education: preparation degree program requires 42 credits of study, including 12 credits of student teaching, and leads to “initial” teacher certification in the visual arts for New York State. Student teaching is completed in a semester of full-time study at two sites, including both the elementary and secondary levels. This program is designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree in studio art or another discipline outside of teaching.
The art education: professional certification M.S. degree program is designed for students who seek a master’s degree that ultimately leads to “professional” certification. This program requires 30 credits of study with either a research or studio arts concentration as determined with your advisor. The prerequisite to this program is an undergraduate art education teaching degree and either “initial” teacher certification in the visual arts for New York State or an application for this certificate in process with the certificate in hand before the degree is granted.
The SU Student Art Education Association (SUSAE), a chapter of the National Art Education Association, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in art education. This organization is dedicated to offering pre-service art teachers, as well as any interested art and pre-service education students, opportunities to enrich their pedagogical practice by facilitating social and networking opportunities for professional development, hosting guest speakers, and promoting and practicing outreach and community service through the arts.
The certificate of advanced study (C.A.S.) program is also offered. A concentration in art education is also available for doctoral students enrolled in the School of Education’s teaching and curriculum program.