Majors & Minors (Undergraduate)

Art Education 5-Year (B.F.A./M.A.T.)

The B.F.A./M.A.T. is a pre-professional program designed to help students make the transition from artist and student to artist-teacher, one who can construct opportunities for others to make art and engage with it in meaningful ways.

The B.F.A./M.A.T. is a five-year dual degree program designed to help students make the transition from artist to artist-teacher, one who can construct opportunities for others to make art and engage with it in meaningful ways.

Program Overview

The B.F.A./M.A.T. program, housed in the Center for Art Education, is a Maryland State Approved Program for art teacher certification in grades preK–12. All students take national teacher exams (Praxis exams) as part of the program; 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. Students with specific destinations in mind should check to see what requirements from other states they might need to consider. In addition to studio, art education, art history/criticism, and internship courses, six credits in the teaching of reading are integrated into the program.

 

BFA/MAT Exhibition
Artwork in a BFA/MAT classroom
Installation by Sara Reinhardt
Artwork by Robert Penn
BFA/MAT Exhibition

Credit

Joseph Hyde

Artwork in a BFA/MAT classroom

Credit

Justin Tsucalas

Installation by Sara Reinhardt

Bringing the Inside Out

Artist
Sara Reinhardt
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Artwork by Robert Penn

Context diary

Artist
Robert Penn
Date
2017
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FAQs about B.F.A./M.A.T.

There are a number of considerations to review and plan for as a student in the B.F.A./M.A.T. program. Take a look at these FAQs about our program.

MICA's 2-year MAT Program

Graduate Student?

Not an undergraduate student, but looking to gain your Masters in Art Education? Check out MICA's 2-year MAT program.