Secondary & Middle Grades Education

M.A.T. Art Education

Program Description

The MAT Art is based on the Comprehensive Arts Education model, focusing on the areas of production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. This program is aligned with the five standards defined by the National Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) as recognized in Rule 505-3-.11 Art Education Program in the State of Georgia. The program is also aligned to the six skills areas defined by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Standards. These standards along with the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum serve as the foundation for the primary objectives of the program. This research-oriented program will emphasize theoretical studies and research projects in art education, with at least 15 semester hours required in art education and associated research areas to meet NASAD standards.  It will also emphasize the gathering and processing of cutting edge information within the field of art education as well as a focus on diversity, global awareness and creativity.   The design of the program employs a series of practica in diverse settings, complemented by courses in which candidates will participate in reflection and dialogue, informed by their field experience and relevant research and guided by peers, mentor teachers, and faculty. Each semester of the five-semester program is designed around a theme.

Program of Study

Semester I – The Learner: Development, Psychology, and Diversity
Semester II – The Learner in the School: Curriculum, Assessment, and Management
Semester III – Teaching in Schools: Contemporary Issues in Art Education
Semester IV – The Teacher as a Professional:  Reflective Inquiry, Research and   Presentation of Artist Portfolio
Semester V – Teacher as Leader: Presentation of Research and Professional Educational Portfolio

Total 48 hours

How Do I Apply
  1. Online Graduate Application – There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  2. Transcripts – Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in sealed envelope from the institution. 
  3. GRE Score Report – Request that your scores be sent to KSU (school code 5359).
    -OR- Millers Analogy Test (MAT) – Request official score report be sent directly to KSU.
    May be exempt with an advanced degree from an accredited institution
  4. GACE Program Admission Test– Reading, Writing, and Math. Test scores should be sent directly to KSU.
    More info on GACE testing can be found at:
    You may exempt the GACE Program Admission Test by meeting any of the following:
        1. ACT: at least 43 (English & Math)
        2. GRE: at least 297 (Verbal & Quantitative)
        3. SAT: at least 1000 (Verbal & Quantitative)
  5. Georgia Educator Ethics Entry Assessment – More info can be found at
  6. PSC Application for Pre-Service Certification – Information and Application can be found at the following link:
  7. Personal Statement – Can be uploaded into the on line application. Should be 1 - 2 pages and explain what has led to your decision to become an educator.
  8. Resume - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should document education, any teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities.
  9. Two Letters of Recommendation - Can be sent electronically through the online application.
  10. Interview - An interview may be required. If so, you will be contacted by the program to set up an interview.

April 1 for Summer Consideration

Contact Us

For more information contact Dr. Lisa Kastello,