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Art & Art Education

Department of - Arts & 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, universities, art colleges, museums, community centers, 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. Our work with students draws upon deep knowledge in the practice and history of art, design and popular culture, understanding and engagement with contemporary movements and debates, and well-grounded insights about artistic development and the worlds that contextualize individual lives. We expect that our students will be able to translate their knowledge into curricular and instructional practices that nurture human development and challenge learning across a diversity of life spans.

The program’s curriculum and courses cross-pollinate theory and practice in fresh and innovative ways. Working with traditional and digital tools and materials, we foster our students’ personal development 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, and we design conferences and symposia that invite individuals and groups to engage with us in dialogue on contemporary issues, cultures, and practices. We maintain a lively schedule of Macy Art Gallery exhibitions and professional development offerings each year that allows us to confront themes, ideas, and practices representing the varied worlds of art and education.

Research holds a critical and central place in our program, as faculty and students identify questions and engage problems that define our discipline today and anticipate future concerns. Working collaboratively through a series of seminars, our doctoral candidates “make new knowledge” through rigorous scholarship and critical reflection, forging new directions in the field. Our master's students and student teachers engage in classroom and other forms of grounded and action-based research and produce the kinds of insights needed to move the praxis of art education forward. Above all, we recognize that for artists and art educators, research necessitates exploring and experimenting with multiple ways of knowing and varied ways of presenting research in art and art education.

The faculty of the program are experienced 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 vibrant ways.

OPTIONAL CONCENTRATIONS

(for M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., and Ed.D.C.T. students—not available for M.A. init students):

Museum Education:

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 four courses selected from the list below, which must be taken in addition to other master’s or doctoral requirements:

  • A&H 4000 - Art Museum Roundtable
  • A&HA 4090 - Museum education issues I: Culture of art museums
  • A&HA 5085 - Varieties of visual experience: Museums and education
  • A&HA 5090 - Museum education issues II: Missions and standards
  • A&HA 5804 - Museums as resource

Students in this concentration must secure and complete an internship or residency in a museum or gallery, in consultation with their advisor. References to this concentration will not appear on student transcripts or records.

Art Pedagogy and Teaching P-12:

Students looking to gain P-12 teaching experience without New York State art teacher certification may complete the Art Pedagogy and Teaching P-12 concentration as part of their degree. This concentration combines courses in artistic development of children and adolescents, curriculum development, studio-based practice with applications for teaching, cultural diversity in art teaching and learning, and special education, along with a school-based art teaching internship.

Note: The Art Pedagogy and Teaching P-12 concentration does not lead to New York State P-12 art teacher certification. Students who wish to become certified art teachers should apply to the Art and Art Education Program’s M.A. with Initial Teacher Certification program.

The Art Pedagogy and Teaching P-12 concentration consists of the courses listed below, which must be taken in addition to other master’s or doctoral requirements:

  • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children
  • A&HA 4281 - Field observations (two semesters)
  • A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolescence-adulthood
  • A&HA 4087 - Processes and structures in the visual arts
  • A&HA 4089 - New media new forms: Technological trends in art education
  • A&HA 4081 - Curriculum design in art education
  • A&HA 4102 - Challenging thinking: Lesson planning
  • A&HA 4079 - Exploring cultural diversity: Implications for arts education
  • A&HA 5202 - Fieldwork in art education

Students in this concentration must complete, as one of their out-of-program courses, a teaching-based course in special education. Students in this concentration must also secure and complete an internship or residency in a P-12 school setting, in consultation with their advisor. Note: Students who wish to also learn how to become clinical supervisors of art teachers in schools must complete, in addition to the courses above: A&HA 4722 Supervised teaching in art education: Elementary, A&HA 4702 Supervised teaching in art education: Secondary, and A&HA 6520 Seminar in clinical supervision in the arts: K-12. References to this concentration will not appear on student transcripts or records.

Creative Technologies:

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 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. Students who complete the certificate requirements will receive official acknowledgement of certificate completion on their records.

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

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.)

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: Adolescence-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.

Students in the M.A. program must take six (6) points 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.

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 advisor-approved 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 (34 points):

  • A&HA 4079 - Exploring cultural diversity: Implications for art education (2 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 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 - Fieldwork in art education - edTPA workshop (1 point, with corequisite Supervised student teaching)
  • Three studio courses (2 points each)

Required courses outside the program (6 points):

Students in the M.A. with Teacher Certification program must take six (6) points 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 out-of-program requirement.

Note:

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 see below and 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 1-7 in the Supervised Teaching seminar.


Master of Education (60 points)

Required Art Education courses (17 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 and humanities (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 six (6) points at Teachers College offered outside the Art and Art Education Program. Any course that does not start with A&HA qualifies as an out-of-program, or breadth, course.

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 Ed.M. program are required to complete an advisor-approved integrative project on a theme or research topic arising from their interests.


Doctor of Education (90 points)

Required courses in Art Education (22 points minimum):

  • A&HA 4080 - Artistic development of children (2 points)
  • A&HA 4085 - Historical foundations of art education (2 points)
  • A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: adolescence to adulthood (2 points)
  • A&HA 5064 - Experiments in content: Writing literature reviews (2 points) AND A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 2 (2 points)
  • A&HA 5082 - Philosophies of art in education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5086 - Art in visual culture (2 points)
  • A&HA 6580 - Problems in art education: Conducting collaborative research (3 points)
  • Two studio courses (2 points each)

Required Dissertation Seminar Sequence in Art Education (17 points minimum):

  • A&HA 6XXX - Topics: Doctoral research proseminar (3); Please see Program Handbook for course number.
  • A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Dissertation topic development (2 points) AND A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 1 (2 points)
  • A&HA 6510 - Advanced seminar in art education research: Pilot study (2 points) AND 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 3 (2 points)
  • A&HA 7502 - Dissertation seminar: Dissertation proposal (2) AND 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 4 (2 points)
  • A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 5 (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 8900 - Dissertation advisement (0 points) - as needed

Suggested courses in Art Education (up to 30 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 (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4089 - New media, new forms (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 4090 - Museum education issues I: Culture of art museums (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 5081 - Advanced curriculum design in art education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5125 - Inquiry-based art and design (2 points)
  • A&HA 6002 - Teaching and administration of art and 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)
  • A&HA 6010 - Writing for journal publication in the arts (3 points)

Required Research Methods Courses (6 points minimum): 

  • A&H 5001 - Research methods in arts and humanities (3 points) (REQUIRED)
  • At least one additional course from the following areas: Qualitative methods, narrative methods, interview methods, quantitative methods, visual methods (A&HA 5005 - Visual Arts Research Methods)

Presentation Requirement: A&HA 6999 - Exhibition Rating (0 points):

  • Exhibition OR
  • Publication OR
  • 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, or breadth, course. Students should consider taking courses adult learning, the social and cultural bias of teaching and learning, aesthetics and philosophical bases of teaching and learning, student development and counseling, and/or leadership/administration.

Notes:

To complete doctoral certification, students must fulfill all course and doctoral/dissertation seminar requirements and successfully pass faculty review of doctoral qualifying papers and the dissertation proposal. Students are also required to offer a professional presentation. This may include--in consultation with the student’s advisor--a conference presentation, a published article, a gallery exhibition, or some other equivalent advisor-approved professional presentation. 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 (31 points minimum): 

  • A&HA 4085 - Historical foundations of art education (2 points)
  • A&HA 4088 - Artistic development: Adolescence to adulthood (2 points)
  • A&HA 5063 - Advanced studio (2 points)
  • A&HA 5064 - Experiments in content: Writing literature reviews (2 points) AND A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 2 (2 points)
  • A&HA 5081 - Advanced curriculum design in art education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5082 - Philosophies of art in education (3 points)
  • A&HA 5086 - Art in visual culture (2 points)
  • A&HA 6002 - Teaching and administration of the arts in college: Art (3 points)
  • A&HA 6482 - Internship in the teaching of college and museum programs (1 point)
  • A&HA 6580 - Problems in art education: Conducting collaborative research (3 points)
  • Three advanced studio courses (2 points each)

Required Dissertation Seminar Sequence in Art Education (17 points minimum):

  • A&HA 6XXX - Topics: Doctoral research proseminar (3); Please see Program Handbook for course number.
  • A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Dissertation topic development (2 points) AND A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 1 (2 points)
  • A&HA 6510 - Advanced seminar in art education research: Pilot study (2 points) AND 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 3 (2 points)
  • A&HA 7502 - Dissertation seminar: Dissertation proposal (2) AND 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 4 (2 points)
  • A&HA 6502 - Doctoral seminar: Sponsor integrated seminar 5 (2-3 points)
  • A&HA 8900 - Dissertation advisement (0 points) - as needed

Suggested Courses in Art Education (up to 21 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 (2-3 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 (3 points)

  • A&HA 6002 - Teaching and administration of the arts in college: Art (3 points)
  • A&HA 6482 - Internship: Teaching in college/museum programs (3 points)
  • A&HA 6010 - Writing for journal publication in the arts (3 points)

Required Research Methods Courses (6 points minimum):

  • A&H 5001 - Research methods in arts and humanities (3 points) (REQUIRED)
  • At least one additional course from the following areas: Qualitative methods, narrative methods, interview methods, quantitative methods, visual methods (A&HA 5005 - Visual Arts Research Methods)

Presentation Requirement: A&HA 6999 - Exhibition Rating  (0 points):

  • Exhibition OR
  • Publication OR
  • 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, or breadth, course. Note: students in the College Teaching of Art degree track must take at least two courses in the Adult Learning and Leadership Program: ORLD 4051 - How adults learn, ORLD 4053 - Facilitating adult learning, others in consultation with advisor.

Students should consider also taking courses in the social and cultural biases of teaching and learning, aesthetics and philosophical bases of teaching and learning, student development and counseling, and/or leadership/administration.

Notes:

To complete doctoral certification, students must fulfill all course and doctoral/dissertation seminar requirements and successfully pass faculty review of doctoral qualifying papers and the dissertation proposal. Students are also required to offer a professional presentation. This may include—in consultation with the student’s advisor—a conference presentation, a published article, a gallery exhibition, or some other equivalent advisor-approved professional presentation. 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.


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.

Faculty List

Faculty

Lecturers

Visiting Faculty

Adjunct

Full-Time Instructors

Instructors

Macy Professor of 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

This studio course introduces students to the foundations of physical computing, electronics, and creative coding. In this course, students will learn how to use sensors, micro-controllers, and actuators to create interactive objects and digital experiences that extend beyond the computer screen. Students will develop a critical and creative eye for interactive forms of artistic expression. Weekly hands-on labs, assignments, and readings will help students gain technical proficiency with digital materials and making. Prerequisite: none.

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

This studio course invites students to survey the many creative possibilities of new media in art education. By engaging in a hands-on dialogue with digital materials, students will explore the impact of technology in the art room, the changing role of the art educator, and the new importance of making in the curriculum. The outcome is a playful and transformative inquiry into new media and how we can utilize them to create new forms. Prerequisite: none.

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 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 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 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 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 Inquiry-Based Art and Design

Teachers who search for their own questions inspire students to do the same. They transform their curiosity into knowledge, empowering others to learn and grow with them. This course provides educators with ways to integrate technology into various learning environments. Students will utilize project-based learning, design-thinking and maker-centered learning to develop maker-projects and curricula for a diverse set of communities. The course will enable students to look at contemporary and historic examples of art, design, and technology &mdash as well as the social context in which these works were produced. Prerequisite: none.

A&HA 5128 Studio in Creative Technologies

This studio course enables students to work on technology-infused art and design projects. Students will learn multiple aspects of digital fabrication, 2D and 3D design. Facilitated by an instructor with an extensive background in maker-education, this course provides a rich support structure and the opportunity for peer learning. Workshops will give students the expertise needed to pursue their projects with knowledge and skill. Weekly meetings will allow students to share their processes and to receive feedback. Interested students will have the opportunity to participate in a gallery exhibition. Prerequisite: none.

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 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 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.