Visual Arts, MST

  • New York City
  • Westchester
Associated College

Spark Creativity in Young Minds

If you have the passion to ignite creativity in young minds, the MST in Visual Arts is for you. Study sound theories and effective practices for teaching Visual Arts so that all children can learn self-expression about themselves and others in the world around them. This 34-credit program can be completed in under two years and meets all NYS Education Department’s requirements to teach visual arts to grades Pre-K through 12.

Be Ahead of the Class

  • Get hired. Our strong partnerships with local school districts mean our students are getting hired before they even graduate.
  • Our coursework integrates key knowledge and outlooks necessary to teach in today’s modern classrooms, using technology to address the specific needs of all learners, including students with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • We are a proud member of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), an accreditation organization that holds our programs to the highest standard of teacher preparation and effectiveness.
Child showing their painted hands to the camera.

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Immerse yourself in coursework with renowned faculty and clinically rich field experience in the visual arts. Refine your own artistic skills as you learn how to identify and grow creativity within your students. Teaching practices are expanded to include inclusive classroom settings and learning styles.

Choose Your Career

This program will prepare you to take on the many roles in the realm of visual arts, including visual arts teachers.

Where Graduates are Employed

School of Education graduates are employed by the NYC Department of Education, Westchester and Long Island School Districts, and more!



of our graduates are employed or continuing their education

Top 14%

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