Master of Arts in Teaching / Art Education
Academy of Art University

Program Details

The Art Education Master of Arts in Teaching program will prepare you for a career as a successful and innovative art teacher in classrooms K-12. This program is designed for AAU BFA in Art Education recipients and meets both national and California art education standards, and includes one semester of student teaching in a public-school classroom, mentored by a master teacher. Once you have completed all coursework and student teaching requirements, and passed all four rounds of California Teacher Performance Assessment testing, you will be recommended for a California K-12 art teaching credential. For your Capstone project, you will be encouraged to think like an advocate in order to create a dynamic arts advocacy video to educate the public about the importance of art education to a 21st century creative economy. 


  • An undergraduate degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of Intent
  • Personal resume
  • Other admission materials may be required
  • A total of 27-39 credits is required to complete the program

School Accreditation Statement

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission