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

The deadline for admissions for the fall semester is January 15 of the same year. Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study
  • Competitive scores on one of the following admissions entrance exams: Graduate Record Examination (GRE); Miller Analogy Test (MAT); or other acceptable, nationally normed admissions examination; or a passing score on the Praxis: Core Academic Skills for EducatorsedTPA, or ATS-W exam.
  • A portfolio review (in person, digital, or emailed) of 12-20 images of original work, each captioned with the title, media, description, and date of work:
    • Emailed by attachment or link to James Rolling and Sharif Bey.
    • Mailing CD or DVD to:
      James Haywood Rolling, Jr.
      054 ComArt Building
      Syracuse, NY 13244
  • A personal essay describing the candidate’s beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics.
  • Letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers
  • Interview recommended (telephone interviews accepted)
  • Resume or CV
  • TOEFL is required for applicants whose native language is other than English

Additional requirements for the Preparation program

  • An undergraduate major in art, or a or minimum 30 credits of studio and/or design, art history, and contemporary arts survey courses; additional liberal arts and humanities courses (as determined by department transcript review).
  • No existing teacher certification in visual arts.

Additional requirements for the Professional program

  • New York State initial certification in Visual Arts (all grades).

Financial Support