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Graduate programs in Art Education are focused upon three distinct areas of study emphasis:
- arts & design practices as a means for personal agency and social responsibility,
- developing arts & design curricula for teaching and learning in multiple contexts,
- and interdisciplinary research promoting creative leadership and entrepreneurship.
The Art Education Preparation M.S. program is one of two master’s degree programs in the department, and meets the academic requirements for New York State initial teaching certification in Visual Arts (all grades). This program is designed for students who already have an undergraduate degree in studio art or another discipline outside of teaching with sufficient credits in art, but do not have an education background. This 45 credit hour program awards the M.S. degree from the School of Education, in cooperation with the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). The college’s programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Art Education faculty members hold dual appointments in both the School of Education and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
The Department of Art Education is housed in the Comstock Art Facility, a building which also features facilities for sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, a foundry, and other various workshop areas. Art Education Preparation students participate as teachers of the Syracuse University Saturday Art Workshops for Young People, and may also contribute to additional community-engaged projects run by the Art Education Department, each serving as a laboratory allowing for valuable firsthand experience prior to the final student teaching internship. Through the School of Education, SU Art Education also works with a number of area teachers and schools who supervise other early field experiences and the two culminating student teaching placements.
The Student Art Education Association at Syracuse University (SAEASU), affiliated with the National Art Education Association, offers opportunities to enrich pedagogical practice by facilitating social and networking opportunities for professional development, hosting guest speakers, and promoting and practicing outreach and community service.