Our combined BFA and Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Art (MAT) program provides both degrees in five years, saving you money and getting you into the classroom faster. This allows our students to gain real world experience in after-school and in-school placement with a mentor teacher. What’s more, your degree comes with reciprocity options that allow you to teach in any state you want. You’ll gain the full range of teaching skills and techniques in a program designed and run by K-12 visual art educators. You’ll graduate with the skills and qualifications to advance earnings and win sought-after positions.
The Dual Degree program provides:
- Students earn a BFA and a Masters degree in five years instead of the usual six – not only do they save money in tuition but they also get into the classroom as a teacher a year sooner
- The teaching certification students receive has reciprocity options in all states – meaning they will train and receive credentials to teach in New Hampshire and can obtain credentials to teach K-12 visual art education in any state in the US
- In the BFA program the student concentrates on developing their own art practice, but also work with a cohort of Art Education students who are developing teaching skills and learning about visual arts education practices from a group of Art Education faculty and mentors
*The MAT is for visual art education, therefore creative writing majors cannot become educators through the MAT program.
For more program information, please view our MAT Program Guide or contact email@example.com