Art Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmission RequirementsRegistration
The MAT in Art Education, K-12 Certification concentration is a 36-credit program that requires students to take the equivalent of our professional art education courses: Foundations of Art Education, Methods and Materials in Art Education, Instructional Planning and Pedagogy in Art Education, and Curriculum and Assessment in Art Education. Individual cases will be reviewed to determine studio and art history preparation relative to certification competencies. Additional coursework may be required and will be determined on an individual basis.

Students can choose from the following options:

MAT in Art Education, K-12 Certification
Art Education, K-12 Certification only
5th Year Option
Admissions requirements for MAT in Art Education options require the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • Art Portfolio*
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

*Art Education applicants must upload a studio portfolio consisting of 20 representative works. This portfolio can be a Zip archive, PowerPoint presentation, or other single file. This will be reviewed by the Art Education program coordinator. For more information, see the portfolio guidelines.

Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.

AE and AR Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Art and Art Education classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.