Interested in becoming an art teacher?
The MAT in Art Education could be your start to an exciting and fulfilling career in teaching!
The MAT Program enables graduate students to earn their initial teaching certification for Kentucky. The teacher candidates learn to teach through instruction in pedagogy, child development, special education, technology and diversity.
The MAT in Art Education leads to Kentucky certification for teaching Art in grades P-12.
Candidates to initial teacher certification programs are required to submit credentials supporting their academic ability, creativity and collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills, positive disposition, and commitment to the teaching profession. These credentials include test scores, transcripts, writing samples, and letters of recommendation which support the candidate's ability to succeed in a rigorous teacher education program. Competitive candidates will be invited to a formal, faculty interview.
Candidates for admission should review the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Certified Personnel [PDF] and the Character and Fitness Questionnaire [PDF], since candidates will be required to uphold the expectations and requirements of the teaching profession.
Questions about the application should be directed to Trish Schneider at 502-852-0587 or email@example.com. Candidates will be notified via e-mail regarding the admission decision no later than six weeks after the application deadline. Applicants who are selected for admission will receive information about a mandatory orientation session.
Fall Admission - June 1st by 5:00 p.m.
Please note: If the application deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, we will accept the admission portfolio on the Monday after the deadline by 5:00 p.m.
Candidates who meet the following criteria may be eligible to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Candidates considering application to the MAT program should contact the MAT admissions counselor (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to applying for admission. Admission is competitive. Candidates who meet minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program.
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Candidates considering application to the MAT program should contact an MAT Admission counselor email@example.com BEFORE applying to the teacher education program.
Department of Fine Arts
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Middle and Secondary Education Department email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduates qualify for certification to teach Art in grades P-12 in Kentucky. Some states have reciprocity agreements allowing students to be certified there upon presentation of a Kentucky teaching certificate (some may require additional courses). Graduates can also pursue additional education through an M.Ed., Rank I, or M.F.A. program.
For general information on financial aid resources, please visit the University of Louisville's Student Financial Aid office. The College of Education and Human Development has it's own web page dedicated to financial aid that contains some extra information not listed here.
When considering the cost of higher education, please consider the following items:
Awards can be combined with institutional aid up to the University's total direct cost of attendance. Direct costs include tuition, room, board, and books. The University of Louisville is required to adhere to all federal, state, and institutional guidelines. Policy information is available on-line at UofL's Student Financial Aid office.
The CEHD has a long history of offering scholarships to prospective and current students pursuing an education degree program. The CEHD provides over $225,000 annually and selects recipients three times per year. Scholarship selection is competitive and applies to tuition only. Apply online for a CEHD Scholarship before the deadline (March 1st, June 1st and/or October 1st). Applicants should expect notification in four to five weeks after the posted deadline.
Since 1985, the Minority Teacher Recruitment Project (MTRP) has been addressing the shortage of minority teachers in our nation's classrooms. The program is a partnership among the University of Louisville's College of Education and Human Development, the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and the schools of the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC).
Scholarships of up to $5,000 annually are available to qualifying full- or part-time students of color pursuing initial teacher certification at UofL. Visit the MTRP webpage to view more information about the scholarship program.