Art Education

Art Concentration Map

Saint Michael’s College Graduate Programs in Education have a state-approved program that leads to teacher licensure in visual arts (PK-12).

Prerequisites for Admission to Art Education Licensure Program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a major in visual arts, supporting liberal arts general education courses, and fulfillment of the Vermont Agency of Education guidelines for an endorsement in art
  • Evidence of enrollment or audit of subject area within the last five years.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0, and GPA of 3.0 in subject area.
  • Portfolio of 10 pieces showing range of artistic literacy to be presented at interview.
  • Successful completion of the entrance interview with Coordinator of Arts in Education.
  • Evidence of successful work experience with children.

All initial licensure applicants must also apply to the MAT. We now offer an additional endorsement (different content area or level) for students if requirements have been met.  Please consult with your advisor.

Required Courses:
(3 credits each unless otherwise noted)

One-Year Course Sequence (see chart below) or Two-Year Course Sequence (linked here

Summer  Fall Spring 
 1st Summer Session 2nd Summer Session    
 GED 516 – Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future Credits: 3 cr. GED 596 – Digital Media Credits: 3 cr.  GED 641- Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom Credits: 3cr.   GED 550 – Student Teaching Internship Credits: 6 cr.
GED 520 – Child and Adolescent Development Credits: 3 cr. 

GED 678 – Heroes, Art and Social Justice: Aesthetic Perspective Credits: 3 cr. 


GED 693 – Integrating Art, Social Studies and Language Credits: 3 cr.

GED 651 – Hands On! Learning In and Through the Visual Arts Credits: 3 cr. 


GED 674 – Multicultural Arts Credits: 3 cr.

 GED 555 – Student Seminar Teaching Credits: 3 cr.

GED 528 – Pre-K-6 Curriculum, Assessment and Management Credits: 4 cr. 


GED 547 – Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Assessment Credits: 4 cr.

GED 691 – Personalized Inquiry: Finding your Way Credits: 2 cr.
 6 credits 6 credits 10 credits 11 credits
 Public School Placement   Practicum in Student Teaching Placement
6 hours/week
 Student Teaching Placement Full time

For more information on art education licensure, contact:

Amy Saks Pavese

Course requirements for licensure, as listed in our Graduate Catalog, are subject to change according to State regulation.


License reciprocity

Vermont is part of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” outlines which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by the state. This means that in earning a recommendation for Vermont licensure candidates will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for licensure in many other states. Candidates are encouraged to check the Department/Agency of Education website for any other states in which they are planning to teach to determine if any additional requirements will need to be met. For updated information on the State of Vermont Board of Education Licensing Information, visit their website.