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BFA/MAT 5-Year Dual Degree Plan

All Students must meet with the Undergraduate Coordinator for advising each semester.

Requirements for the BFA/MAT: Freshman or Sophmore Year (Fall or Spring)
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Intro to Teaching Art in Schools ED 5202 3
Art and Human Development ED 5200 3

After Sophomore year, students must apply and be granted access to continue on the MA in Teaching Undergraduate program in order to take the following courses in Junior and Senior years.

Requirements for the BFA/MAT: Junior Year (Spring)
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Critical Response to Art, PreK-12 ED 5305 3
Strategies for Teaching Art, PreK-12 ED 5306 3
Requirements for the BFA/MAT: Senior Year (Spring)
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Intro to Special Education ED 5307 3
Teaching Internship I, Field ED 5308 2
Teaching internship 1, Seminar ED 5308 S 1
Requirements for the BFA/MAT: 5th Year (Fall)
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Visual Thinking in Media, PreK-12 ED 5304 3
Foundations of Education ED 5206 3
Educational Theory: Teaching and Learning in the Arts
ED 5310 3
Teaching Internship II, Field ED 5309 3
Teaching Internship II, Seminar ED 5309 S 3
MAT Graduate Seminar ED 5510 1
MAT Studio Thesis I FA 5590 3
Requirements for the BFA/MAT: 5th Year (Spring)
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Teaching Internship III - Student Teaching ED 5520 12
Pro Seminar ED 5521 1
MAT Studio Thesis II FA 5590 3

Total Credits for the MA in Teaching: 53


Milestones for the MAT Program

  1. GPA: All graduate coursework must be completed with a B or better, which assumes a 3.0 or better GPA each semester.
  2. Praxis Core: MAT students must pass Praxis Core by the beginning of their first semester.
    Note: Completion of Praxis Core is not a requirement to submit an application to the program. (Click here for Federal Reporting)
  3. Praxis II: MAT students must pass the Praxis II exams (Art Content and Art Theory and Criticism) by the end of their first semester. (Click here for Federal Reporting)
  4. Criminal Background Check: MAT students must pass the criminal background by the end of their first year in the program.
  5. Award of MAT Degree: All coursework must be completed and passing scores on the required Praxis exams must be submitted prior award of the degree.