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Objectives of the Program

  • The program will provide a curriculum that leads to certification from New York State in the education of students in the visual arts all grades.
  • The program will provide a curriculum that includes professional studies, pedagogy, foundations of education, theories of human development and learning, and the special techniques appropriate for the education of students in the visual arts.
  • The program will provide training and practice in communication that will enable graduates to work with students who have a variety of communication preferences.
  • The program will provide leadership opportunities and variety of experiences in which students can observe and develop leadership skills.
  • The program will provide opportunities and resources for exploration in the utilization of new technologies in art education.
  • The program will provide opportunities for students to participate in guided study, possible graduate assistantships, and classroom observations.
  • The program will provide students with exposure to a range of educational and cultural settings afforded by Rochester Institute of Technology and the greater Rochester community.  Students will be exposed to a variety of perspectives on the arts, art education and alternative education experiences, through classroom experience, participation in campus and community life, classroom observations, and student teaching.
  • The program will provide a field-based study throughout.
  • The program will assist graduates in finding employment throughout the United States.