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Creative Arts, MAT


Department: Art and Art History  

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Creative Arts degree was developed for preK-12 visual arts teachers who have an initial license and are seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed to meet the appropriate master’s degree requirement, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree program also appeals to preK-12 schoolteachers who already hold a professional license and want to acquire additional knowledge and a master’s degree in the discipline.

Students should consult the Graduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog for information regarding graduate program procedures.

Admission Requirements


  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • An initial teaching license
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A letter of intent (maximum 500 words)
  • 10 to 15 works of art to be submitted in JPEG format (no image to exceed 2MB) with an accompanying image list that includes information on medium, scale and year created
  • An artist statement
  • A visual analysis of a chosen work of art (maximum of 500 words)

Deadlines for application are:

April 1 for Fall semester

October 1 for Spring semester

February 1 for Summer sessions

Program of Study


Creative Arts content courses (18 credits)


Exit requirement


Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required. Please see the Graduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog for additional information.

Total minimum credits: 33