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Graduate Art Education Program FAQ

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Program

Can I pursue Teacher Certification as part of my Master’s degree work?

No. We have discontinued Teacher Certification at the Master’s level. However, if you are interested in pursuing art teacher certification at some point, please contact the Graduate Advisor.

Can I do the program through distance learning?

No.

Can I do the program part-time?

Only under certain circumstances. Please set up an appointment with the Graduate Advisor to discuss this.

Do you have double or dual programs with other graduate programs?

No. However, there are many Graduate Portfolio Programs that may supplement your work in Art Education. Some programs may require additional coursework hours.

Financial

How much does it cost?

Review information about Tuition and other Costs of Attendance.

How do I fund my degree?

Some Fellowships are available. Some Teaching Assistantships are available for second-year students only. Learn more about Funding.

Do I have to submit a separate application to receive fellowships, grants, or teaching assistantships?

No. All candidates who are offered admission are automatically considered for funding. However, we strongly recommend all applicants fill out a FAFSA application prior to the priority deadline of March 15 in order to qualify for grants and other need-based forms of aid, regardless of whether or not they intend to take out student loans.

Application Process

Can I schedule an individual appointment and/or tour with faculty and/or staff?

Usually yes. Contact the Graduate Advisor at least two weeks in advance of when you would like to visit.

Do you have Spring Admissions?

No. We discontinued Spring Admissions and now admit students for the Fall Semester only.

How long should the statements be?

Two to three focused pages, double spaced, should suffice.

Do my writing samples have to be things I wrote in college? What if I no longer have them?

Do you have any writing that is related to your work or experiences since graduation? If not, contact the Graduate Advisor for further information.

Am I required to submit a portfolio?

Only if you plan to take Studio Art classes while you are enrolled at UT.

What should be in the portfolio?

10 images that show a range of your best work.

Do I have to specify an Option/Focus?

Yes. Please be very clear in your application which Option you are seeking. Students are admitted not only to the program, but also to a specific study option.

Do I have to meet TOEFL/IELTS requirements?

All International Students who did not attend U.S. or other Anglophone undergraduate institutions must meet language requirements. Learn more about the requirements in Step 2 on the Apply page.

Do I have to take the GRE?

Yes. Schedule your GRE early to ensure we receive the scores by the admissions deadline.

Who should be my recommender?

People familiar with your scholarly and/or education work who have worked with you as teachers or supervisors.

When will I find out if I am admitted?

This information should be sent out by the end of February.

I did not major in Art or Art History for my undergraduate degree. Can I still apply?

Yes.