2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Fine Arts, M.A.:Teacher Certification Option


Dr. Joseph Amorino

Room: VE-430

Tel: 908-737-4403/4400

Email: jamorino@kean.edu

Program Description:

M.A. in Fine Arts: Teaching Certification is a 41-credit academically intensive program for individuals who wish to become professional certified art educators. The Program's philosophical approach is rooted in developmental psychology and supported by contemporary research in the field. Admission to the program is competitive and by application and interview. Certain courses and fieldwork components are chronological in sequence. Therefore, all prospective applicants are urged to contact the program coordinator as soon as possible to discuss the course of studies and ensure a timely placement in required fieldwork. Our graduates do exceptionally well at obtaining teaching position in New Jersey and beyond.


Admissions Requirements:


In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • 33 semester hours of studio art courses and 12 semester hours of art history on the undergraduate level

  • A departmental interview involving an assessment of the applicant’s:

    • Studio portfolio

    • Proficiencies in academic writing

    • Undergraduate grade records

    • Qualifying scores on Praxis Core: Academic Skills for Educators Test (applicants may request to be provisionally admitted into the program while awaiting testing dates and receipt of scores, however qualifying scores must be presented within the first semester for both retention in the program and commencement of all fieldwork).

    • Evidence of verbal communication skills.

Degree Requirements:

  • 41 credits

  • Passing scores on “Praxis I: Academic Skills for Educators” Exam (prior to beginning fieldwork).

  • Passing scores in “Praxis II: Art Content Area Exam” prior to commencement of FA 5991 Clinical Practice in Graduate Art Education III (Student Teaching).

  • Final written thesis

Course Requirements

Required Courses 18

FA 5902CLINICAL PRACTICE IN GRADUATE ART EDUCATION 1: ELEMENTARY

3

FA 5015GRADUATE STUDY IN ART EDUCATION I: THE CHILD

3

FA 5016GRADUATE STUDY IN ART EDUCATION II: THE ADOLESCENT

3

FA 5810MEANING & MAKING IN THE VISUAL ARTS

3

PSY 5110DEVELOPMENTAL STUDY CHILDREN

3

EL 5613CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE

3

Choose one of the following with advisement:

FA 5018ART AND AUTISM IN EDUCATION

3

SPED 5005FOUNDATIONS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS

3

SPED 5020EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

3

Consecutive Fieldwork 8


FA 5902CLINICAL PRACTICE IN GRADUATE ART EDUCATION 1: ELEMENTARY

3

FA 5903CLINICAL PRACTICE IN GRADUATE ART EDUCATION II: SECONDARY

1

FA 5991CLINICAL PRACTICE III: PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN GRADUATE ART EDUCATION

6

*Clinical Practice signifies field experience. Must be taken in consecutive semesters with advisement

Electives 6

Select 2 courses in Fine Arts Studio, with advisement

Thesis 6

FA 5995THESIS SEM I: ART EDUC

3

FA 5996THESIS SEM II: ART EDUC

3

Total Credit Hours: 41