Arts Education (PreK-Grade 12), M.S.

The master’s degree in Arts Education prepares graduates to be innovative artists, effective and engaging educators, and advocates of the arts in the schools and communities they serve.

FULL tuition scholarships + living expenses for diverse future teachers in this and other select master’s programs through the Baldanza Fellows Program.

This dual program from the School of Education and The College of Visual and Performing Arts provides professional skills and curriculum strategies that are arts-based and principle-centered, promoting community engaged scholarship and problem solving across disciplines. Graduates meet the academic requirements for both initial and professional New York State teacher certification in Visual Arts (all grades).

Suggested Application Deadline: January 15 | More admissions information

Why Arts Education at Syracuse?

  • Complete your degree in 15 months!
  • Prepares students for teaching diverse students in 21st century classrooms. From experiences in university classrooms, online, and in schools and communities, you will learn to design inclusive, culturally relevant pedagogy for all students.
  • Work closely with nationally recognized faculty and accomplished artists in a program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
  • Opportunities for community involvement and youth mentorship, including the Saturday Art Workshops for Young People.
  • Participate in EDU Sims, which are standardized simulations of common interactions in classroom and school environments to help you identify your strengths and develop your professional skills.
  • Take part in School of Education short-term study abroad trips or semester-long programs around the world. School of Education students are also eligible for exclusive funding to support study abroad experiences.
  • Small student cohorts and a highly engaged alumni network mean you get to know your teachers and peers who will become your lifelong colleagues.
  • Because you will be a student in two different schools within Syracuse University, you will receive advising support and faculty expertise from both the School of Education and the School of Art, including academic advising support, teacher certification, and job search support.
  • Affiliations with the National Art Education Association (NAEA) provide opportunities for professional development, hosting guest speakers and promoting and practicing outreach and community service through the arts.

The program’s legacy is the work of a long list of innovative artists and educators. Our graduates are in K-12 schools, preschool, and community settings including:

Program Contacts

Speranza Migliore, Graduate Academic Advisor|315.443.2505
Speranza Migliore
Lauren Schmidt, Career and Certification Counselor|315.443.2956
Lauren Schmidt