Curriculum and Instruction

M.S. in Art Education (Birth to Grade 12)

The Master of Science in Art Education (Birth to Grades 12) offers a unique opportunity for students to advance their development as creative artists while sharing their love of art with young people in public and private schools.

The M.S. plan of study is designed to meet the needs of all interested students preparing to enter the field (30 credits). Candidates in both programs sharpen their design and drawing skills through studio classes and workshops in traditional and electronic media. All students also take courses aimed at enhancing their teaching skills and exploring the psychological, philosophical and social foundations of art education.

With input and guidance from two graduate advisors each student designs a personalized curriculum that reflects his or her strengths and professional goals.

The program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, which ensures you receive the highest quality instruction.

Exhibition Space, Studios and Facilities

Art education majors have access to impressive studios, exhibition halls and labs to transform their ideas and concepts into beautiful works of art. Specialized facililties include a ceramics center, sculpture studio, printmaking workshop and papermill, digital art and design labs, and photography, drawing and painting studios. The Hillwood Art Museum and the Hutchins Gallery, both located on the LIU Post Campus, feature an ongoing series of exhibitions by professional and student artists. Many students and faculty showcase their work in galleries throughout Long Island and in New York City. Exhibiting artists are frequently brought to Campus to discuss their work, conduct workshops and visit classes.

The Art Faculty

All faculty members of the LIU Post Art Department are practicing artists who enjoy affiliations with publishers, galleries and graphic design studios. Several members of the faculty have works that are included in the permanent collections of some of the nation’s largest galleries and museums.

Applicants to the M.S. in Art Education (Birth through Grade 12) must meet following requirements in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for admission at
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any and all college(s) or universities you have attended. Bachelor's degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Personal statement
  • Submission on the general Graduate Record Examination (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing). Scores cannot be more than five years old at the time of the application.
  • Submission of a portfolio directly to the Art Education department at the campus address
Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based


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