Post-master's Certificate in Teaching Art Education
Pursue a career in teaching art from kindergarten through grade 12 with the Post-master's Certificate in Teaching Art Education in Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture. This NASAD-accredited program offers a pathway for those holding the MFA degree, as well as those with an MEd degree and a fine arts background, to add art teaching credentials to their professional portfolio.
This 21-credit hour certificate program focuses on urban art education and empowering communities through collaboration. Students learn foundational skills in classroom instruction, advancing their artistic knowledge and practices, as well as how to bring positive change to the places they serve. Students are evaluated by cooperating teachers and supervisors through two field placements in local schools.
Art making, curriculum development, journaling, lesson planning, and a capstone exhibition of the work of their students are the key elements of the certificate program.. Students are evaluated by cooperating teachers and supervisors through two field placements in local public, charter and private schools. Tyler students take full advantage of the school’s location in Philadelphia and the city’s rich array of artists, communities, galleries, museums, and schools, opening up opportunities for artistic growth, research, networking, and employment.
In order to become certified in Art Education, students must complete a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education along with successful completion of the state-required Praxis Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge examination and the Praxis Art: Content Knowledge examination. Students must also fulfill all the requirements for Pennsylvania State Certification in Art for kindergarten through grade 12. Temple University is a Pennsylvania state-approved teacher preparation program for K–12 art. Pennsylvania’s teaching certification is awarded to U.S. citizens only.