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M.A. in Studio Practice for Art Educators (Hybrid)

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  • Cohort, Studio-Based Art Program
  • Summer Residencies in New York City
  • Internationally Renowned Faculty
  • Hybrid of Online and On-Campus Learning
  • Complete in as little as 14 months

Empower yourself as an artist and educator

The M.A. in Studio Practice for Art Educators (Hybrid) at Teachers College allows art educators to deepen and expand their own art practice, and develop their professional practice in creating and exhibiting art. This unique program combines asynchronous and synchronous online coursework with studio work. Whereas a traditional M.F.A. program focuses solely on an individual artist’s development, this program offers students a chance to spend time both making artwork and reflecting on the artistic process and outcomes.

Teachers College has a history of providing excellence in online education. In 1997, Teachers College founded the Distance Learning Project (DLP) and by 2000, had 40 courses online.

Get the best of both worlds with our flexible hybrid learning format. Complete your coursework online during the academic year, and take part in intensive studio residencies in New York City during the summer.

The summer residencies are a core feature of the program, therefore all students must be permanent residents or citizens of the United States. International students are encouraged to explore alternative programs that align with their academic goals.

Challenge yourself creatively

Program Highlights

  • Become a studio artist with a website, CV, expanded portfolio, networking opportunities, and connections within the field.
  • Excel in the changing educational landscape by learning through online methods.
  • Learn from a faculty of internationally renowned artists and educators.
  • Experience studio work, theoretical courses, and a capstone exhibition project at the Macy Art Gallery located on the Teachers College campus.
  • Engage with a cohort of passionate peers, both online and in person.
  • Spend summers in New York City during the program’s immersive six-week on-campus Summer Residencies.
  • Join the Teachers College global network of 90,000 alumni.

Join a supportive artistic community

The M.A. in Studio Practice for Art Educators (Hybrid) Summer Residencies give students the time to devote to their art while working in a friendly artistic community. With a maximum of 33 students in any cohort, students receive individualized instruction and feedback from faculty and peers.

This program is ideal for experienced art educators working in settings including schools, museums, and community art centers. While the program does not provide a direct path to teaching certification, graduates who already hold NYS initial certification and who meet other requirements for professional certification may use this master's degree to apply for professional certification on their own. Out-of-state applicants should check with their Department of Education.

About Teachers College, Columbia University

Teachers College, Columbia University is one of the world’s great centers of learning and research for graduate students in the fields of education, health, psychology, and leadership. As the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States, TC is perennially ranked among the nation’s best—earning top honors from leading organizations, including a top-ten ranking from U.S. News & World Report.

We offer more than 100 academic programs that prepare dedicated public service professionals; work with local, national and global communities; and inform public policy to create a smarter, healthier, and more equitable and peaceful world.