Internships and Teaching Certificate

The Certificate in the College Teaching of Art

The Certificate in the College Teaching of Art is earned by MFA students who have completed the following 3 requirements:

  1. Successful completion of three Graduate Teaching Internships (GTI ).
  2. Successful completion of the course Philosophy & Pedagogy of Post-secondary Visual Arts Education, a 3-credit graduate seminar.
  3. Written recommendations from two of the graduate student’s GTI mentoring faculty.

If all of the above requirements are met, graduate MFA students will earn the Certificate in the College Teaching of Art. A notation representing successful completion of the certificate will appear on students’ official transcripts and in the graduation ceremony program.

Note: MFACA students complete a community-based teaching experience that is built into their program. Therefore MFACA students need only complete two MICA GTI s to qualify for the Certificate in the College Teaching of Art in addition to the Philosophy & Pedagogy course.