Our program offers hands-on experience in teaching along with coursework in practice, current theory, and research—all within a supportive community of students and faculty who are internationally recognized leaders in the field.
Nationally recognized for its successful approach to preparing art education professionals, MICA's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program focuses on the notion that teaching is an art in itself and that the best art teacher is a practicing, accomplished artist.
The four-semester residency consists of 53-64 credits of graduate education and liberal arts courses, internships and student teaching, and independent studio work; a state-mandated six credits in the teaching of reading are integrated into the curriculum. The program is a Maryland State Approved Program for art teacher certification in grades preK-12. All students take national teacher exams (Praxis exams) and 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.