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The purpose of the Masters of Science In Teaching, (MST), Visual Arts – All Grades is to offer a unique graduate experience that prepares teachers to meet the national, state and regional need for excellent teachers of the visual arts.

The MST Visual Arts – All Grades is a program designed to prepare teachers to be accomplished art educators and advocates for art and learning in all grades. Our goal is to prepare students in becoming outstanding professionals with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of all their students. The program is committed to educating potential teachers whose practice will be characterized by thoughtful action rooted in research (with an emphasis in action research) and whose preparation will equip them to become leaders, as well as advocates for the arts, in the field of art education.  The relationship between faculty and students in the program is one of partnership in teaching and learning. Partnerships with areas school districts, the greater Rochester community and the local art community are key elements in the design of our curriculum.   The program addresses the fundamental purposes and processes of education as well as the impact of social, economic, and cultural changes upon education and art.  The program provides a variety of perspectives on the education of the visual arts.  It prepares teachers who are dedicated to a pedagogy of engagement.