Looking for a Flexible Path to your Art Teacher Certification?

Did you know there is an Art Teacher SHORTAGE?

MAT provides two fully online courses that count toward your full MAT degree or as an alternative path to teaching certification. These courses are open to the public at our non-matriculated rate. Teachers may elect to take these for continuing certification, and those who hold a Bachelor's Degree may elect to take these two courses to become endorsed to teach Art by the State. Students may enroll directly through the link below and we'll follow up to gather any materials we may need to issue graduate credits.

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MAT 806: Teaching Exceptionality in the Art Classroom with Heather Nunez-Olmstead.

MAT 815: Methods of Teaching Art in the K-12 Classroom with MAT Program Chair, Dr. Rachel Somerville, Ed.D.


Are you one of our Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education graduates? Looking for a Pathway to your MAT?

Please check out our new PBAE Pathway to MAT program designed exclusively for YOU.

Beginning in April of 2021, Maine College of Art & Design's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, in collaboration with our Office of Continuing and Professional Studies and employing our new eLearning modality, has prepared a pathway for you to complete and earn the MAT graduate credential in just two, flexibly-designed courses. This program is available exclusively to our alum who hold a Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education from this institution. Check out this information packet to learn more about the pathway:


Each PBAE student needs to complete MAT800 and MAT837 in order to fulfill the degree requirements for MAT. The latter has been specially designed as an Advanced version of our Action Research course in order to meet you where you are at professionally. In order to meet maximum flexibility, we have designed this program to be offered online and in cohorts whenever possible. We will encourage participants to enroll in the cohort when it is available, and we will do our best to support an Independent Study when or if a cohort is not possible. 

If you're interested in participating in the PBEA Pathway, reach out to the Chair at rsomerville@meca.edu