Graduate Programs

Teaching (MAT)

MICA's M.A.T. program is nationally recognized for its success in preparing art education professionals who integrate personal artistry with the skill and understanding to direct the art making of others.

Our program offers hands-on experience in teaching along with coursework in practice, current theory, and research—all within a supportive community of students and faculty who are internationally recognized leaders in the field.

Program Overview

Nationally recognized for its successful approach to preparing art education professionals, MICA's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program focuses on the notion that teaching is an art in itself and that the best art teacher is a practicing, accomplished artist.

The four-semester residency consists of 53-64 credits of graduate education and liberal arts courses, internships and student teaching, and independent studio work; a state-mandated six credits in the teaching of reading are integrated into the curriculum. The program is a Maryland State Approved Program for art teacher certification in grades preK-12. All students take national teacher exams (Praxis exams) and passing scores, as set by the state of Maryland, are required for completion of the program and degree. Maryland maintains reciprocity with 39 other states, which allows for easy transfer of certification.

 

Gallery space filled with work from student who are in classes lead by M.A.T. candidates.
Small sculpted animals made by students in Courtney Payne's class.
Samples of indigo dyed cloths and shirts made by students in Aura Evens' class.
Land, air, and sea vehicles made by students in Aura Evans' class.
Gallery space filled with work from student who are in classes lead by M.A.T. candidates.

Teaching M.A.T. show

Credit

Joseph Hyde

Small sculpted animals made by students in Courtney Payne's class.

Mechanimals

Teaching M.A.T.

Artist
Courtney Payne
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Samples of indigo dyed cloths and shirts made by students in Aura Evens' class.

Indigo

Teaching M.A.T.

Artist
Aura Evans
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Land, air, and sea vehicles made by students in Aura Evans' class.

Amazing Places

Artist
Aura Evans
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

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Undergraduate Program of Study

Looking for more details on our BFA/MAT program?

Not a graduate student, but looking to gain your Masters in Art Education? Check out MICA's 5-year BFA/MAT program.