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.
(3 credits each unless otherwise noted)
One-Year Course Sequence (see chart below) or Two-Year Course Sequence (linked here)
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.
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.