Admission


ANNOUNCEMENT: The courses typically offered during our Summer 2021 Residency will be fully online along with virtual networking experiences to give students opportunities to connect with each other and the Teachers College faculty. Please contact an admission counselor with any questions.


The M.A. in Studio Practice for Art Educators (Hybrid) attracts art educators at all levels, from the United States and abroad. This program gives students access to expert faculty, resources, facilities, and expertise of world-renowned Teachers College (TC). The program aims to deepen the capacities of each student both as an artist and in their approach to teaching.

The M.A. in Studio Practice for Art Educators (Hybrid) considers the whole person when evaluating applicants and does not require the GRE. We look forward to reviewing your application!


Upcoming Start Date

As this is a cohort program, you have one opportunity to begin the program each year during Summer A, which is the online session.

Upcoming Semesters:

Summer A: May 19, 2022

Admission Requirements


Admission RequirementsTo be considered for admission, individuals must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you earned your bachelor’s degree from an institution outside the United States, you must submit your higher education credentials to WES or ECE for a course-by-course evaluation. In addition, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in visual art or art education.

Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for entry into the program. Individuals who qualify as candidates include current teachers in private, public, charter, and international schools or other settings, including those who teach in studios, museums, or community organizations. We also welcome applicants who have earned teaching certification via an undergraduate program.


Application Process


We accept applications on this admission schedule:

Semester Start Application Deadline
Summer A: May 19, 2022 Domestic: April 1, 2022

International: February 1, 2022


Application Materials


To be considered for the program, candidates must have the following:

  • Prior degree in visual art/art education (baccalaureate or graduate)
  • Professional experience as a visual arts educator

As part of the application process, all candidates must submit these materials:

  • Completed online application, including $65 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Statement of purpose, reflecting professional plans and creative interests
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional)
  • Portfolio

    Required:

    • CV/Resume
    • Artist statement
    • 10-20 examples of personal artwork
    • Sample of academic writing

    Optional:

    • Examples of student artwork and related curriculum documentation

Instructions for Transcripts, Statement of Purpose, Examples of Personal Artwork, and CV

Transcripts

As part of a complete application for admission, students must submit transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions they have attended.

Students who have attended institutions within the United States may upload scanned copies as part of their applications to TC; these transcripts are considered unofficial, but can be used for the purpose of admission review. Students who have earned degrees from institutions outside of the United States must submit their higher education credentials to WES or ECE for a course-by-course evaluation.*

Upon enrollment, students must have their issuing institutions submit final, official copies of their transcripts directly to Teachers College via mail or secure electronic transmission.

Transcripts can be mailed to:

Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
Box 302
New York, NY 10027

*Domestic students who obtained their bachelor’s degrees outside of the United States, please see the International Admission page for details about evaluation requirements. This does not pertain to students from the United States spending a semester or year abroad, i.e. “study abroad.”


Statement of Purpose

When reviewing a statement of purpose, the admission committee carefully considers the applicant’s ability to relate their background and experience to the goals of Teachers College and the M.A. in Studio Practice for Art Educators (Hybrid).

Write a statement that is two to three double-spaced pages in length.

Be sure to describe:

  • Your artistic, academic, and professional background
  • Your plans for graduate school
  • Your professional goals
  • How and why you are a good fit for the program

Examples of Personal Artwork

Submit each example of your artwork as a JPEG or video. Include the following information for each example:

  • Your First Name
  • Your Last Name
  • Title of the Work
  • Date of the Work (year)
  • Medium
  • Size (in inches, height x width x depth [if applicable])
  • Duration (for time-based work)

CV/Resume

Your resume should be a standard professional CV/resume, which could be a chronological listing of your employment and educational history, artistic and academic endeavors, and other significant activities.

Request Information

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