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Art & Art Education

Department of - Arts and Humanities

Contact Information

(212) 678-3360
Dr. Mary Hafeli

Program Description

Our program acknowledges teaching and learning in broad terms spanning infancy to the elderly, in sites that include schools, art colleges, museums, community, and international settings. We embrace a diversity of students representing cultures within and outside the United States who bring unique insights and richness to our community.  The education of our teachers draws upon deep knowledge in the practice and history of art, design and popular culture, familiarity with contemporary movements and cutting-edge debates, well-grounded insights about the span of artistic development and the worlds that contextualize individual lives. We expect our students will be able to translate their knowledge into curricular and instructional practices that nurture development and challenge learning across a diversity of life spans.

The work of the program seeks to cross-pollinate theory and studio practice in new and innovative ways. Working with a broad spectrum of traditional and digital tools and materials, we hope to broaden horizons and foster the informed personal development of our students as artists, researchers, reflective thinkers, and imaginative educational practitioners. To these ends we reach out to other programs in the College for the contributions of their distinctive disciplines, as well as through our own specially designed conferences and symposia that bring individuals and groups representing contemporary issues, cultures, and practices to our study. We maintain a lively schedule of Macy Art Gallery exhibitions and in-service offerings each year that allow us to confront themes, ideas, and practices that represent the professional world of art.

Research holds a critical and central place in our program as faculty and students address problems of today that impinge upon our discipline. Working collaboratively through a series of seminars, our doctoral candidates have the mandate to “make new knowledge” as this engages critical reflection and informs new directions for the future. Our master's students and student teachers are encouraged to engage in classroom and other forms of grounded research and participate in producing the kind of insights needed to move the field of art education forward.  Above all we recognize that as artists and art educators, we need to exercise our experimental and exploratory voices and investigate ourselves as we work within the myriad tensions that shape modern-day culture.

The faculty of the program are seasoned practitioners who work closely with students to design individual programs that meet and support particular needs and goals. The vast cultural resources of New York City also offer students opportunities to enrich and expand their programs of study in important and imaginative ways.

Please enjoy getting to know us and explore the various facets of our work and the successes of our graduates through this web site.  We look forward to you joining us.

Degree Summary

ART AND ART EDUCATION (ARTE)

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Education (Ed.M.)
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • Doctor of Education in the College Teaching of Art (Ed.D.C.T.)

ART AND ART EDUCATION-INITIAL CERTIFICATION (ARTE-INIT) 

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)

ART AND ART EDUCATION-PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (ARTE-PROF)

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) (Summer Intensive Program)

For a complete listing of degree requirements, please click the "Degrees" tab above

For a complete listing of degree requirements, please continue on to this program's "Degrees" section in this document

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts (M.A., 34 points)

Required courses in Art Education (17 points minimum):

  • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children; or A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolscence-adulthood (2 points)
  • A&H 5001 - Research methods in arts education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5086 - Art in visual culture (2 points)          
  • A&HA 5922 - Master’s seminar in art education (2 points)
  • A&HA 6510 - Advanced seminar (2 points)            
  • Three studio courses (2-3 points each)   

Required courses outside the program (6 points minimum): Chosen with advisor approval.

Three TC courses (each course must be for a minimum of 2 points) outside of the program.

Additional courses within and outside the Program:

To be planned in consultation with the advisor and in support of individual needs and interests.

Students in this M.A. program are required to complete an integrative project on a theme or research topic arising from their interests. 


Master of Arts with Teacher Certification (40 points)

Required Courses in Art Education (33 points):

  • A&HA 4079 - Exploring cultural diversity: Implications for art education (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children (2 points) with co-requisite A&HA 4281 Field observations in art education 1 (1 point)
  • A&HA 4081 - Curriculum design in art education (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4085 - Historical foundations of art education (2 points)
  • A&HA 4087 - Processes and structures in the visual arts  (2 points)
  • A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolescence to adulthood (2 points) with co-requisite A&HA 4281 Field observations in art education 2 (1 point)
  • A&HA 4089 - New media, new forms (2 points)
  • A&HA 4860 - Cross-cultural conversations in the arts (1 point)
  • A&HA 4102 - Challenging Thinking: Plan Lessons (2 points)
  • A&HA 4090 - Museum education issues I: Culture of art museums (2 points); OR A&HA 5090 - Museum education issues II: Missions and standards (2 points); OR A&HA 5085 - Varieties of visual experience: Museums and education (2 points); OR A&HA 5804 - Museums as resource (2 points)
  • A&HA 4702 - Supervised student teaching in art education: Secondary (3 points)
  • A&HA 4722 - Supervised student teaching in art education: Elementary (3 points)
  • A&HA 4202 - edTPA workshop (0 points, with corequisite Supervised Student Teaching)
  • Three studio courses (2-3 points each)

Required courses outside the program (7 points):

Students in the M.A. with Teacher Certification program must take three (3) courses offered outside the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College. Any course that does not start with A&HA qualifies as an out-of-program or breadth course. Students going for certification must earn three (3) credits in a Special Education course (required by the NYSED for certification) as part of the breadth requirement. The other two breadth courses must be taken for at least two (2) credit points each. Members of each student teaching cohort are also required to attend student teaching seminars, participate in resource workshops on documenting and evaluating their practicum teaching, and mount a Macy Gallery exhibition combining their own artwork with that of the pupils taught during their practica. Note: To be certified by New York State, there are additional requirements. Please consult the Office of Teacher Education website for details.

Certification Information

To gain Initial Teacher Certification students must:

1. In accordance with the New York State Education Department (NYSED), and as outlined by the Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI), all students seeking Teacher Certification as a pre-requisite must have completed (3) three undergraduate credits in English, Math, Science, History and Foreign Language. If you have not completed these courses as part of your undergraduate education, you may do so while in the program, or you may choose to take a College Level Examination Program test (CLEP) in addition to your program coursework. (If you have foreign language proficiency, as a result of personal experience, you will be required to document this proficiency through a language CLEP test or through being tested by a Language Professor working within a Language Department of an accredited college or university.) For more information on meeting the Liberal Arts & Sciences Core requirements, please contact the Office of Teacher Education (OTE) at Teachers College.

2. Complete all degree requirements, including two terms of student teaching and 3 credits in Special Education.

3. Get fingerprinted through the New York City Department of Education.

4. Provide proof of negative TB status.

5. Take NY State examinations and fulfill portfolio requirements.

Requirements Beginning with 2013 Graduates: edTPA Performance Assessment (Portfolio), Written Assessments, Content Specialty Test(s), Writing Skills, Educating All Students

6. Complete online tutorial: Child Abuse and Violence Detection.

7. Complete Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.

 

 

Students will receive all pertinent information to complete items 1-6 in the Supervised Teaching seminar.


Master of Education (60 points)

Art Education (23-30 points minimum):

  • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children (2 points); OR A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolescence to adulthood (2 points) 
  • A&HA 5001 - Research methods in arts education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5086 - Art in visual culture (2 points)
  • A&HA 5922 - Master's seminar in art education (2 points)
  • Three studio courses (2-3 points each)
  • A&HA 6510 - Advanced seminar in art education research (2 points)

Required courses outside the Art and Art Education Program (6 points minimum):

Students in the Ed.M program must take three (3) courses at Teachers College offered outside the Art and Art Education Program. Any course that does not start with A&HA qualifies as a breadth or out-of-program course. Each of these courses must be taken for at least two (2) credit points. 

Ed.M Concentrations:

Museum Education:

Ed.M. students may choose to take a Museum Education concentration as part of their degree. This concentration explores the art museum as an educational institution, introduces students to object-based teaching and learning, and offers an overview of educational programs in museums throughout New York City. The museum concentration consists of the following four courses, which must be taken in addition to other Ed.M. requirements:

  • A&HA 4090 - Museum education issues I: Culture of art museums
  • A&HA 5090 - Museum education issues II: Missions and standards
  • A&HA 5804 - Museums as resource
  • A&HA 5085 - Varieties of visual experience: Museums and education

Students in this concentration must secure and complete and internship or residency in a museum or gallery (in consultation with their advisor.)

Creative Technologies:

Ed.M. students may also choose to take a Creative Technologies concentration as part of their degree. This concentration explores and strengthens the relationship between art, technology, and education. The goal is to prepare artists and art teachers to be leaders in educational ecologies that aptly interweave digital tools and creative materials in multi- and cross-disciplinary, collaborative, and playful pedagogies. The state-approved advanced certificate is a 15-credit point offering within the Art and Art Education program.

Required courses:

  • A&HA 4089 New media, new forms 
  • A&HA 4084 Digital foundations in creative technologies 
  • A&HA 5128 Studio in creative technologies
  • A&HA 5125 Inquiry-based art & design
  • A&HA 5063 Adv. studio in creative technologies
  • A&HA 5120 Creative technologies research seminar
  • A&HA 5601 Creative technologies colloquium
  • Elective course

 

 


Doctor of Education (90 points)

Required courses in Art Education (17 points minimum):

  • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children (2 points) with Co-requisite A&HA 4281 Field observations in art education (1 point)
  • A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: adolescence to adulthood (2 points) with Co-requisite A&HA 4281 Field observations in art education (1 point)
  • A&HA 4085 - Historical foundations of art education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5082 - Philosophies of art in education (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 5086 - Art in visual culture (2 points)
  • Two studio courses (2-3 points each)

Required Dissertation Seminar Sequence in Art Education (8 points):

  • A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar (2 points)
  • A&HA 6510 - Advanced seminar in art education research (2 points)
  • A&HA 7502 - Dissertation seminar (two semesters for 2 points each semester)
  • A&HA 8900 - Dissertation advisement (0 points) ongoing, as needed

Suggested courses in Art Education (up to 39 points in the following or other courses):

  • A&HA 4079 - Exploring cultural diversity: implications for art education (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4087 - Processes and structures in the visual arts  (3 points)
  • A&HA 4089 - New media, new forms (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4090 - Museum education issues I: Culture of art museums (3 points)
  • A&HA 5081 - Advanced curriculum design in art education (2 points)
  • A&HA 5125 - Inquiry-based art and design (2 points)
  • A&HA 6002 - Teaching and administration of art education in college (3 points)
  • A&HA 6003 - Critical perspectives and practices in the arts (2 points)
  • A&HA 6482 - Internship: Teaching in college/museum programs (3 points) 

Required Research Methods Courses (6-9 points minimum):

  • A&H 5001 - Research in arts education (3 points)
  • Suggested areas: Qualitative methods, narrative methods, interview methods, quantitative methods, visual methods (A&HA 5005 - Visual Arts Research Methods)

Required Professional Development (3 points)

  • Internship Link to Research (3)

or

  • Fieldwork Link to Research (3)

or

  • Project Link to Research (3)

 Presentation Requirement (0 points):

  • Exhibition
  • Publication
  • Conference Presentation

Required courses outside the Program (15 points minimum):

Students in the Ed.D. program must take at least 15 points of coursework offered outside the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College. Any course that does not start with A&HA qualifies as an out-of-program course. Each of these courses must be taken for at least two (2) credit points.

Notes:

Students must complete 50-60 points in the program, including those transferred, before entering the first of the dissertation seminars. The first seminar prepares students to write the certification papers. To complete certification, students are also expected to offer a professional presentation. These may include a conference presentation; a published article; a peer-group presentation such as a formal seminar presentation or gallery talk; a Macy Gallery exhibition; or some other equivalent professional performance. The doctoral certification process is accomplished through faculty review; students must complete each level satisfactorily before they are given permission to write the dissertation. Candidates should be in touch with the Office of Doctoral Studies to be certain of complying with the latest procedures and deadlines.


Doctor of Education in the College Teaching of Art (90 points)

Required courses in Art Education (26 points minimum):

  • A&HA 4085 - Historical foundations of art education (3 points)
  • A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolescence to adulthood (3 points)
  • A&HA 5063 - Advanced studio (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 5081 - Advanced curriculum design in art education (2 points)
  • A&HA 5082 - Philosophies of art in education (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 5086 - Art in visual culture (2 points)
  • A&HA 6002 - Teaching and administration of art education in college (3 points)
  • A&HA 6482 - Internship in the teaching of college and museum programs (3 points)
  • Three advanced studio courses (2-3 points each)

Required Dissertation Seminar Sequence in Art Education (8 points):

  • A&HA 7502 - Dissertation seminar (two semesters for 2 points each semester)
  • A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar (2 points)
  • A&HA 6510 - Advanced seminar in art education research (2 points)
  • A&HA 8900 - Dissertation advisement (0 points) ongoing, as needed

Suggested Courses in Art Education (up to 39 points in the following or other courses):

  • A&HA 4079 - Exploring cultural diversity: Implications for art education (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4087 - Processes and structures in the visual arts  (3 points)
  • A&HA 4089 - New media, new forms (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4090 - Museum education issues I: Culture of art museums (3 points)
  • A&HA 5125 - Inquiry-based art and design (2 points) 
  • A&HA 6003 - Critical perspectives and practices in the arts (2 points)
  • A&HA 5081 - Advanced curriculum design in art education (2 points)

  • A&HA 6002 - Teaching and administration of art education in college (3 points) 
  • A&HA 6482 - Internship: Teaching in college/museum programs (3 points)

Required Research Methods Courses (6-9 points minimum):

  • A&H 5001 - Research methods in arts education (3 points)
  • Suggested areas: Qualitative methods, narrative methods, interview methods, quantitative methods, visual methods (A&HA 5005 Visual Arts Research Methods)

Required Professional Development: Exhibition (3 points):

  • Independent study studio (3 points)
  • A&HA 6999 - Exhibition Rating (0 points)

Presentation Requirement (0 points):

  • Exhibition
  • Publication
  • Conference Presentation

Required courses outside the Program (15 points minimum):

  • ORLD 4051 - How adults learn
  • ORLH 5011 - College teaching and learning
  • Two additional courses in philosophy (2-3 points)
  • Courses in social and cultural bias of teaching and learning, aesthetics and philosophical bases of teaching and learning, advancing knowledge, student development and counseling, and/or administration.


Application Information

Applicants seeking admission to any of the six degree tracks must complete a two-part application:

  1. The General Teachers College Application, found online at www.tc.edu/apply.  This is to be completed online.
  2. The Supplemental Art & Art Educations Application, downloadable from http://www.tc.columbia.edu/i/a/document/18994_ArtEducationProgramSuppApp.pdf  

Please send directly to our Program office at:
Teachers College, Columbia University
Art & Art Education Program, Box 78A
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

In addition, doctoral applicants are required to complete an interview with our Program Director, Dr. Mary Hafeli. Interviews can be scheduled by emailing arted@tc.edu once the General and Supplemental Application have been submitted. Those applying from far away may request a phone or Skype interview.

All applicants for whom English is not the first language are required to submit either a 100 internet-based/600 paper-based/250 computer-based TOEFL score or a score of 10 on the Columbia University English Language certification test. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section for further details.

Masters' Degrees

The M.A. is a 34-point degree specially designed for individuals seeking in-service opportunities who wish to complete a special project or who need the master’s degree to complete professional certification. However, the student should seek professional certification with the State board as this degree program is not meant to directly lead the student through the certification process.

The M.A. Summer Intensive (INSTEP) is a 34-point low-residency degree specially designed for in-service teachers, artists, and art professionals who wish to gain additional experience in art and art education or for teachers seeking advanced-level certification in their state.

The M.A. with initial certification is a 40-point degree leading toward New York State initial teacher certification. It is a State-approved program for those wishing to teach art in grades K-12.  This program enrolls in the fall only.

The Ed.M. is a 60-point degree designed for individuals seeking the highest level of professional achievement within the arts in education. The degree is also designed for students contemplating future doctoral study. Applicants are required to have a minimum of three years of experience as an educator or practicing professional in the arts; 30 points of prior graduate study may be transferred provided they meet the requirements for the degree.The M.A. is a 34-point degree specially designed for individuals seeking in-service opportunities who wish to complete a special project or who need the master’s degree to complete professional certification. However, the student should seek professional certification with the State board as this degree program is not meant to directly lead the student through the certification process.

Doctoral Degrees

The 90-point Ed.D. and Ed.D.C.T. degrees are designed for individuals interested in serious research and who wish to contribute new scholarship and practice to the field. Applicants are required to have five years of professional experience in arts/museum/studio education. For both degrees, applicants are accepted to the program following faculty review of their artistic, professional, and scholarly materials. In some instances, applicants may be asked to complete prerequisites as a condition of entry to the program. Similarly, applicants may be asked to complete the Ed.M. degree prior to consideration for acceptance to the Ed.D.

The Ed.D. is a 90-point degree is designed for those wishing to teach art education at the college/university level, become arts supervisors in school systems, education curators in museums, administrators in arts agencies, or enter other arts education leadership positions. Applicants for this degree are expected to exhibit strong writing skills.

The Ed.D.C.T. is a 90-point degree designed for those wishing to teach studio art, history, or criticism in higher education: art school, college, or university. Applicants for this degree program will be expected to have an established, critically reviewed exhibition record either nationally or internationally.

Financial Aid

There is currently no additional information available from the program.

See the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Faculty List

Faculty

Lecturers

Visiting Faculty

Adjunct

Full-Time Instructors

Instructors

Professor of Art Education
Professor of Art and Art Education
Associate Professor of Art Education
Associate Professor of Art & Education

For up to date information about course offerings including faculty information, please visit the online course schedule.

Course List

A&H 4000 Art Museum Roundtable

This course guides students in the creation of interdisciplinary secondary-school curriculum inspired by artworks from New York City museums' collections. Far from making certain subject areas subservient to others, each discipline lends to the process its unique ways of knowing, contributing towards common educational goals.

A&H 5001 Research Methods in Arts and Humanities

An examination of research studies and strategies for conducting research in the arts and humanities.

A&HA 4061 Printmaking Processes

A basic course in printmaking for the beginning student. Each semester focuses on one topic of the following: Silkscreen, Japanese Woodblock or Lithography. Group and individual instruction to enhance the skills and aesthetic perception of each student. Limited registration.

A&HA 4062 Printmaking: Etching I

Intaglio is an ancient process in which artists cut, scratch, or etch the design into a matrix such as plastic or copper. Intaglio and etching produces three-dimensional surfaces using various techniques such as engraving, dry point, and etching, all of which will be explored in depth. This course encourages exploration of personal ideas through hands-on experiences with materials. Limited registration.

A&HA 4063 Introduction to Painting

Development of fundamental painting skills and understandings within the quest for individual expression and style. Acrylics, collage, and drawing employed.

A&HA 4073 Video Art

This class explores video as a medium for artistic expression and social inquiry. Students will learn how to produce video artworks incorporating aesthetic, conceptual and technical issues, designing visually effective and compelling video experiences. Technical components include all aspects of image production: image recording, basic editing and final output.

A&HA 4078 Art for Classroom Teachers: Teaching Art to Children

This course will combine hands-on materials explorations, discussions of curriculum, presentations of students’ artwork, and instructional approaches that support artistic learning and its role in the overall growth and development of infants and young children. Students will explore a variety of art media and techniques and apply what they learn about the unique properties of materials to lesson plans that make meaningful connections between classroom curricula and the arts. Ways in which art experiences can be used to promote and enrich social studies, language arts, math, and science will be discussed throughout the sessions, as well as adaptations for children who come with diverse experiences and special needs. Discussions will include ways to motivate, communicate, and respond to children’s artwork. 

A&HA 4079 Exploring Cultural Diversity: Implications for Arts Education

This course explores issues related to cultural diversity and examines their impact on the practices of art and art education. Students reflect about curriculum content, pedagogical approaches, and human relations in the diverse art classroom.

A&HA 4080 Artistic Development of Children

Recommended for all degree candidates in elementary education. An examination of the role of the senses, emotions, and intellect in artistic development and of the layered integrations they form over time. Discussion of ways in which developmental insights are basic to the design and implementation of exemplary visual arts lessons and offer critical starting points for research.

A&HA 4081 Curriculum Design in Art Education

Corequisite A&HA 4202. Introduction to curriculum theory and design in the larger context of education and schooling. The course also explores alternative conceptual models as reflected in different art curricula and engages students in review of curricular issues related to learning outcomes, standards, and assessment in art education.

A&HA 4084 Digital Foundations: Creative Technology

How do artists deploy technology in their art making and teaching? Digital foundations considers the place of technologies in art and art education through assignment-based explorations in programming, physical computing, and digital fabrication. The course introduces creative technologies hardware tools instrumental in the digital making process including laser cutters, 3D printers, microcontrollers, and time-based media, as well as their software components. ‌The overall objective of this class is to facilitate the creative use of technology in art and education for students without much prior knowledge of either.

A&HA 4085 Historical Foundations of Art Education

An introduction to major historical events and underlying beliefs, values, and practices that have influenced contemporary art and art education programs at all levels of instruction in the U.S. as well as internationally.

A&HA 4086 Current Issues and Practices in Art and Art Education

An analysis of current philosophies, theories, and practices in art and art education at all levels of instruction. Programs in public schools, higher education, museum education, and other non-traditional settings are examined, along with advocacy initiatives and policy issues appropriate to the various issues discussed.

A&HA 4087 Processes and Structures in the Visual Arts

Suggested for all students in all degree programs. Opportunity for in-depth and sustained exploration of the properties, structures, and expressive uses of selected art materials. The course aims to enrich and extend personal studio practice and, in parallel, provoke insights into the role of materials in supporting, integrating, and challenging the artistic growth of students in a variety of educational settings.

A&HA 4088 Artistic Development: Adolescence to Adulthood

Corequisite A&HA 4281. An examination of sensory, biological, affective, cognitive, and socio-cultural issues influencing continuing development in the visual arts. Discussion of ways in which developmental insights are basic to designing challenging lessons which enrich growth and learning as well as offering critical starting points for research. Required of all candidates seeking New York State Art Certification K-12.

A&HA 4089 New Media, New Forms: Technological Trends in Art Education

A big part of the creative process is the hands-on dialog with materials. What can this dialog look like when the materials in question are digital? New Media, New Forms explores the creative possibilities of new media in art education, the impact of technology in the art room, the changing role of the art educator, and the convergence of visual technologies. The outcome is a playful and transformative inquiry into new media and how we can utilize them to create new forms. No prior knowledge needed.

A&HA 4090 Museum Education Issues I: Culture of Art Museums

An examination of the challenges facing art museums in the twentieth century, with a focus on changing interpretations of objects and how museums respond to public need.

A&HA 4092 Introduction to Ceramics

Enrollment limited. For beginners only. Introduction to the basic techniques of hand building, the potters wheel, and slab construction with emphasis on personal expression. Surface decoration and three-dimensional design. Stoneware and earthenware clay bodies and firing procedures will be addressed.

A&HA 4093 Sculpture as Making

An exploration into the world of the third dimension through a range of styles and materials. There will be studio experimentation and discussion around working with various digital fabrication and sculptural processes such as laser etching/cutting, 3D printing, digital embroidering, mold making/casting, woodworking, and metalworking. Contemporary art practices and interdisciplinary practice will be a focus of the course, and one of the classes will meet at a museum or gallery. No prior experience required. 

A&HA 4094 Introduction to Digital Photography

This course is designed to introduce students to digital photography and the applications used to produce images. Digital cameras have become both the pastime and the instrument of choice for professional photographers. There have been more pictures taken this decade than in a century since its creation. The class will cover the fundamentals of the digital camera, the Photoshop application for image enhancement, and using the Epson photo printer to produce images on inkjet paper. We will review the multiple functions of digital cameras and how to apply this to creative image making. Technical terms ISO, white balance, file sizes, pixels,  resolution, and exposure compensation will be demystified. Through weekly presentations, we will familiarize ourselves with color, composition and thematic approaches. Students will also be introduced to contemporary photographers as we apply ourselves to our own unique vision. Please bring your camera to first class.

A&HA 4096 Photography for Educators

Exploration of basic photographic techniques and their application to learning in a variety of educational environments.

A&HA 4102 Challenging Thinking: Lesson Planning for K-12 Teachers of the Visual Arts

This lesson plan seminar aims to provide structure, format and context to the development of lesson, acknowledging the pedagogical purviews essential to good art teaching. Lecture and discussion topics are linked to extensions of other courses as a way for students to grasp the interrelatedness of their course studies.

A&HA 4193 A&HA 4173: Video and Art Education

Studio-based course that explores video methods as a creative tool for expression and learning in the studio art classroom. Students will learn aspects of image production, including recording, digitization, basic editing and final output. Tools and technologies addressed in the course include camcorders, I-pads, I-phones, animation cameras and diverse software (I-movie, I-stop motion, video-apps, and basic Final Cut Pro). The course focuses on the creation of art videos; as such, the class will screen video art from diverse artists, discuss these examples from the perspective of contemporary art and aesthetics, and participate in technical workshops to learn video technologies such as digital story telling, video animation, video journaling, and video sharing in the studio art classroom. In addition to other assignments through the course, students will produce a final art video project, including concept development, presentation, and research. Throughout the course, attention will also be given to issues of media literacy in art education as well as applications to teaching in studio art contexts.

A&HA 4202 Fieldwork in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Professional activities in the field under faculty supervision.

A&HA 4281 Field Observations in Art Education

Required of art teacher certification majors. To be taken concurrently with A&HA 4080, Artistic development of children, and A&HA 4088, Artistic development: Adolescence to adulthood. Involves observations in schools of various types; videotaping of contrasting teaching styles and curricular approaches; analysis of perceptual, artistic, and societal assumptions implicit within programs observed.

A&HA 4702 Supervised Teaching in Art Education: Secondary

Prerequisites: A&HA 4080, A&HA 4081, A&HA 4085, A&HA 4087, A&HA 4088, and A&HA 4281. M.A. candidates should plan to take student teaching full-time in their last full year of the program towards completion of their degree. For majors only. A variety of supervised teaching experiences (7-12), supplemented by conferences, evaluation, and seminars. The student teacher completes 200 hours in each placement observing, assisting, teaching, and evaluating. Mandatory for those seeking state certification in art in New York State and other states.

A&HA 4722 Supervised Student Teaching in Art Education: Elementary

Prerequisites: A&HA 4080, A&HA 4081, A&HA 4085, A&HA 4087, A&HA 4088, and A&HA 4281. M.A. candidates should plan to take student teaching full-time in their last full year of the program towards completion of their degrees. For majors only. A variety of supervised teaching experiences (K-6) supplemented by conferences, evaluation, and seminars. The student teacher completes 200 hours in each placement observing, assisting, teaching, and evaluating. Required of those seeking state certification in New York State and other states.

A&HA 4860 Cross-Cultural Conversations in the Arts

Work conference or institute.

A&HA 4902 Research and Independent Study in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Professional activities in the field under faculty supervision.

A&HA 4985 A&HA 4985: Crafts Experience at Haystack Mountain

Permission of instructor required.

A&HA 5005 Visual Arts Research Methods

This course explores research methods and methodologies grounded in the practices, theories, and contexts of the visual arts. Content includes examining current research paradigms, with a focus on art-based educational research and engaging with research as a visualizing practice. Students learn the basics of research, learn how to assess and recognize methodologies, and explore ways of creating and representing knowledge visually. The course is delivered through lectures, studio and writing workshops, and group seminars/presentations. Required for M.A. and Ed.M. and recommended for partial fulfillment of Ed.D. methods course requirements. 

A&HA 5060 Fundamentals of Drawing: Lines and Objects

Drawing from life, students learn strategies to generate lines, vary their marks, see and draw negative space, light, shadows, shapes, zones and compositions. We reframe our knowledge and habits to in order to see the raw sensory details needed to draw. New observation, concentration, creativity, and idea generation skills will be developed. Almost half the semester is figure drawing from a model -- gesture, volume, and portraiture. All levels welcomed. One class at a museum or gallery.

A&HA 5063 Advanced Studio

Artists capable of independent endeavor share their ideas and work in critiques and discussions and undertake advanced artistic problems suggested by the instructor or of their own devising.

A&HA 5064 Experiments in Content

An examination of new technologies, materials, concepts, attitudes, both in their current forms as well as future applications. Participants will investigate a personal topic through field experience, hands-on demonstration, observation, readings and lectures. The topic focuses for the course will be drawn from art and design/studio/research/ psychology/teaching.

A&HA 5065 Intermediate Painting

Permission of Instructor Required. This studio-based course is designed to assist students to continue exploring the diverse possibilities and various processes of using paint, painting media, digital media and tools to explore and construct painting languages, conceptual frameworks, and personal expressions.

A&HA 5070 Figure Drawing

This class both addresses the intimidation of figure drawing and lays out a number of different practical strategies for tackling it. The class is open to students who have experience drawing and those who are beginners.

A&HA 5081 Advanced Curriculum Design in Art Education

Prerequisite: A&HA 4081 or consent of instructor. This course will enable students to design, implement, and evaluate curricula in higher art education. It will address how the teaching, learning, and making of art has changed and how this affects curriculum design in theory and practice. Two questions will be assessed. What do students of art need to learn in order to grow and become successful in their profession? What do teachers need to know about their students in order to facilitate versatile and strong educators?

A&HA 5082 Philosophies of Art in Education

The course will provide participants with an introduction to historical and contemporary debates that frame art education and contemporary art practices. It will examine philosophical perspectives on art, the place of philosophical thinking in studio teaching, and models of reflective practices in art pedagogy. The goal is to introduce students of art and art education to seminal discussions in the field, to facilitate learning through critical thinking, and to help students develop their own philosophies of art in education.

A&HA 5085 Varieties of Visual Experience: Museums and Education

Participants will visit New York City museums and use the multiple resources of the museums to develop personalized curriculum materials. Enrollment limited.

A&HA 5086 Art in Visual Culture

Required seminar for Ed.M. and Ed.D. students. An examination of the role of visual culture in contemporary life, employing experiences from art works, museums, galleries and alternative spaces, readings, and discussion.

A&HA 5090 Museum Education Issues II: Missions and Standards

An examination of the changing purposes of museums, both American and international, as they confront new technologies and expectations for greater participation in education. Issues of ethics and standards for museum education will also be discussed in the context of the section reform movement.

A&HA 5092 Advanced Ceramics

Further studies of ceramics with an emphasis on individual projects on an advanced level. Educational aspects and personal expression in the medium along with marketing opportunities for the professional craftsperson will be discussed.

A&HA 5093 Advanced Sculpture: Mixed Media

Permission of instructor required. Further studies of sculptural elements with an emphasis on content, craft, and individual development. Advanced sculpture is designed to help those who have taken Introduction to Sculpture to develop a more independent practice.

A&HA 5094 Advanced Photography

This class is designed for students who already have a basic knowledge of the digital camera. The class will focus on a photographic project developed by the student. The project or theme could be documentary, portrait, landscape, or total conceptual image making.

A&HA 5120 A&HA 5120: Creative Technologies Research Seminar

In this course, students conduct independent-driven research in creative technologies to contribute to the field’s advancement. Under faculty supervision, students prepare their research for the course colloquium series. Students will consider hybrid practices, emerging research methodologies, and ethical implications of creative technologies. Addressing media theories and history, the course makes space for student research via inquiry-based projects that reach into communities within and beyond Teachers College.

A&HA 5125 A&HA 5125: Inquiry-Based Art and Design

This course enables a critical feedback and sequencing to A&HA 5128 Studio in Creative Technologies. Addressing the confluence and opportunities of art and design, students will engage in problem identification and creative resolutions related to working with technologies. Taking concepts from digital foundations, students will push the boundaries further as they learn to give and receive feedback on their work in the form of critique, creating multiple art and design projects and applying creative technologies.

A&HA 5128 A&HA 5128: Studio in Creative Technologies

Taught in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication workshop series, students enrolled in Studio in Creative Technologies select a focus in Coding, 2D and 3D Fabrication, Physical Computing, or Electronics to develop collaborative projects with studio faculty.

A&H 5181 The Arts in Education

An examination of ideas about the interdisciplinary role of the arts in traditional and nontraditional educational and administrative settings through analysis of programs, projects, policy issues, and political processes that involve the visual arts, dance, music, and theater.

A&HA 5202 Fieldwork in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Professional activities in the field under faculty supervision.

A&HA 5601 A&HA 5601: Creative Technologies Colloquium

The Creative Technologies Colloquium is a critical supplement to A&HA 5120 Creative Technologies Research Seminar. Students in the Seminar are required to enroll in the Creative Technologies Colloquium, which meets six times over the course of the semester. At each Colloquium, students will have an opportunity to present their research in an academic setting to receive feedback from their peers. Furthermore, the colloquium will incorporate outside presenters to serve as a model for students developing their own practice-based research as well as act as a networking event to meet others in the Creative Technologies field.

A&HA 5804 Museums As Resource: Workshops at the Metropolitan Museum

Independent study at Teachers College combined with workshops, lectures, and seminars at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students work collaboratively with both Museum and College faculty to develop and carry out individual projects, which may lead to research and inquiry or to the development of instructional materials for different levels of schooling.

A&HA 5902 Research and Independent Study in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Professional activities in the field under faculty supervision.

A&HA 5922 Master's Seminar in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Required for all M.A. and Ed.M. students. Guided independent work in research, culminating in the development of a masters thesis proposal.

A&HA 6002 Teaching and Administration of Art Education in College

A practical and theoretical ground for the discussion, development, and implementation of pedagogical philosophies, strategies, and practices by which art and design specialists come to teaching in art and design programs in higher education. The course attends to pedagogical discourses and practices; the administration and leadership of art as a discipline; and studio practice and art teaching as professional development.

A&HA 6003 Critical Perspectives and Practices in the Arts

Students investigate their creative practice from several critical perspectives and produce personal profiles and arts projects within educational and cultural contexts.

A&HA 6010 A&HA 6010: Writing for Journal Publication in the Arts

In this course students learn how to transform completed research papers into publishable articles. Through drafting, editing, and revising their work, and through instructor feedback and peer review, students will, over the course of the semester, produce an article manuscript ready for submission to a scholarly journal.

A&HA 6021 Supervision and Administration: Arts in Education

Permission of instructor required. Prerequisite: Substantial teaching and/or arts administration experience. The function of supervision and administration: Effective programs in city, county, and state school systems; inservice education and workshop techniques; school and community relationships; nontraditional settings such as museums, arts councils, etc.

A&HA 6202 Advanced Fieldwork in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Professional activities in the field under faculty supervision.

A&HA 6422 Internship in the Supervision and Administration of Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Qualified students work as interns with supervisors or administrators in selected sites. Provision is made for assessment of field-based competencies in fulfillment of program requirements.

A&HA 6482 Internship in the Teaching of College and Museum Programs

Permission of instructor required. Guided experiences in the teaching of the arts in departments of metropolitan area colleges and museums. Sections: (1) Teaching in art programs: college, (2) Teaching in art programs: museum.

A&HA 6502 Doctoral Seminar: Arts in Education

Required seminar for doctoral students who are completing qualifying papers, developing literature reviews, or exploring and applying research methods. The seminar includes faculty/student presentations, group discussions, and critiques.

A&HA 6510 Advanced Seminar in Arts Education Research

Seminar for master's students who are completing their theses or doctoral students who are completing qualifying papers, developing literature reviews, or exploring and applying research methods. May be repeated.

 

A&HA 6520 Seminar in Clinical Supervision in the Arts: K-12

Permission of instructor required. Seminar in classroom supervision and its application to student teaching and inservice training. On-site field experience, analysis of observation and assessment, readings and discussion. Participants must have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience.

A&HA 6580 Problems in Art and Education

Specific problems of art and art education are examined. Different topics each semester. Permission of instructor required.

A&HA 6902 Studio Work in Art and Education: Sculpture

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6903 Studio Work in Art and Education: Drawing

Permission of instructor required -- email your proposal for a concrete independent project with timelines before the semester begins. Meet as a group every other week with instructor and peers, also working on your own projects related to drawing (widely defined). Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6904 Studio Work in Art and Education: Painting

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6905 Studio Work in Art and Education: Printmaking

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6906 Studio Work in Art and Education: Ceramics

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study emphasizing exploring personal expression in the medium. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6907 Studio Work in Art and Education: Digital Media

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. Prerequisites: extensive experience in digital media and/or related technologies. For advanced independent study. Noncredit for majors only.

A&HA 6972 Research and Independent Study in Art Education

Permission of instructor required. Research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member.

A&HA 6999 Exhibition/Presentation Rating

Rating of certification Ed.M. and Ed.D. exhibitions offered in fulfillment of degree requirements. To be taken during the semester in which work is presented in the Macy Art Gallery.

A&HA 7502 Dissertation Seminar in Art Education

Two required seminar sessions for doctoral students to help develop or refine topics of inquiry for research. The teaching format is flexible and includes faculty/student presentations, group discussions, and critiques. Section 2 is required of all doctoral students in the program in the semester following successful completion of written qualifying papers and involves preparation and presentations of dissertation proposal for approval. Sections: (1) Qualifying papers preparation (fall), (2) Dissertation proposal preparation (spring).

A&HA 8900 Dissertation Advisement in Art Education

Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D. degree.