Congratulations to the University of Utah’s Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Fine Arts (MAT-FA). The program has been ranked as the 11th Best Online Master’s Program in the nation TheBestSchools.org. The criteria for putting a school on this list includes the reputation of the school and its faculty, its dedication to a broad liberal arts education, its accreditation, and its overall academic caliber compared to other institutions of the same type within the same state.
“I haven’t found another master degree program like this,” said Heidi Green, Elementary Music Education Teacher. “It focuses solely on teaching in and through the arts. I am a single mom, so the hybrid-online structure allows me the opportunity to continue working and providing for my family. This program has inspired me as a teacher in the field of arts education in ways I didn’t even imagine.”
The U’s online master of arts in teaching fine arts degree includes 30 credits of coursework, and participants can complete the program in two years. The program emphasizes pedagogical knowledge and skills applicable to fine arts instruction. Students complete 18 credits of content to support two 12-day summer residencies on the university’s main campus. The remaining 12 credits consist of online classes completed during the fall and spring semesters. Students also focus on areas of fine arts teaching theory and practice during three teaching practica at local or regional partners. This program offers licensed educators the opportunity to enhance their current skills and advance in the field. Professional artists, arts education scholars and researchers, curriculum designers, directors, and arts advocates can also benefit from enrolling in this program.
“This is one of the first programs that dealt with teaching the arts. I researched the faculty and realized the broad spectrums of expertise they bring in the field of arts education, knowledge that I am really excited to learn.” Chad Zielinski, Secondary Visual Art Teacher.
Now accepting applications for summer 2020.