Advanced certificate in art education
HEGIS code 0831
NYS SED program code 36856

Program Heads

Office Hours
Jiesamfoek, Herman Associate Professor 718.951.5205 2401a James Hall hjiesamfoek @ Call/Email to make an appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Early Childhood Education/art Education
Fall Application Deadline March 15th
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges/universities attended; two letters of recommendation; resume; personal statement explaining why you are choosing to become an art educator. Submit a portfolio with images that demonstrate a working knowledge of a variety of media in addition to your specialty (10 to 15 images or a CD of art work). Refer to instructions at .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79


The Advanced Certificate in Art Education (25-credits) is a non-degree path leading to a teaching certificate for students who already hold a Master's degree in art or an appropriate discipline, or an MFA. The curriculum consists of education courses, field experiences, to accommodate students who have family and/or professional responsibilities. Most students complete the program in two years; however, individuals are free to set their own pace for progressing through the program.

This program is open to both Masters and MFA students.

By completing this Advanced Certificate program, students will learn about integrating multiple perspectives of teaching art by understanding human functioning and development across art education (K-12) domains, and culture.

Matriculation requirements:


Entrance requirements for acceptance include an earned graduate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0. Applicants must have completed a graduate degree in art or related field. Additional courses may be required prior to admission to remedy any deficiency in a prospective student's ability to meet matriculation requirements.

Applicants must submit a digital portfolio of their art work.

Program Requirements:

The 25-credit Advanced Certificate is a masters or post-masters and requires nine sequential courses that currently exist in the ECAE department:

ECAE 7506X Projects in Creative Art for the Classroom, 3 credits

ECAE 7530T Diverse Classrooms in a Visual Culture, 3 credits

ECAE 7507T Critical Issues in Education--Social Values and Individual Needs, 3 credits

ECAE 7533T Advanced Seminar in Pedagogy and Curriculum, Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education: Art, 3 credits

ECAE 7538T Seminar l in Pedagogy and Curriculum: Art, 3 credits

ECAE 7542T Art Education Student Teaching Practicum 1, 2 credits

ECAE 7520T Teaching Seminar II in Pedagogy and Curriculum, 3 credits

ECAE 7543T Art Education Student Teaching Practicum II, 2 credits

CBSE 7671X or SEED 7671X Children and Youth with Special Needs, or ECAE 7104T Environment for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children with Special Needs; 3 credits

Students must obtain fingerprinting clearance. Fieldwork or student-teaching in an early childhood setting requires students to be fingerprinted by New York City Department of Investigation or Department of Health. Fieldwork/student-teaching in a public school requires students to be fingerprinted by the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE); See SOE website for more information.
Maintain matriculated status. Students must have taken and passed the following NYS exams at the specified transition points:
1) CST-Visual Art section: prior to student teaching;
2) The Educating All Students (EAS) exam: prior to completing the degree program;
3) Throughout student-teaching, students complete and submit their final NYS certification exam, Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA), which involves submitting video clips of teaching, lesson plans, and other assessment material (see SOE website for additional information).
A student must complete student teaching with a B or higher, students who receive a grade lower than a B must apply to the Graduate Art Education Coordinator for permission to reregister to repeat student teaching. Students will be allowed to repeat an ECAE course (including student-teaching) only once.