BFA / MAT Art Education*

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) and its faculty are engaged in a curriculum review of the education-related degrees previously offered by Corcoran College. This discussion will determine the future curriculum of the degrees beyond the terms of the transition period. While the current academic programs are under curriculum review by GSEHD, we invite interested students to make inquiries to the GSEHD admissions office at

The Corcoran's five-year combined Bachelor of Fine Arts / Master of Arts in Teaching degree is designed for artists and educators committed to both sides of this dynamic dual-degree program.

Surrounded by the creative and cultural inspirations of Washington, D.C., students receive extensive school, museum, and community-based educational training through pre-practicum and internship opportunities with partner institutions.
As undergraduates, students can pursue any major in fine art, photography, or design alongside a curriculum of art education courses. While students take studio classes in their selected major, they also complete art-oriented coursework in sociology, math, science, child development, art history, and classroom management.
Graduates have gone on to teach art in public and private schools, to work in museums, and to lead community-based art programs.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts / Master of Arts in Teaching program is known for:
  • preparing art students for a choice of careers as licensed teachers in public and private schools, as museum educators, and as leaders of community-based art instruction;
  • combining an intensive course of study in education theory with hands-on studio experiences in art making; and
  • real-world engagement with classroom teaching, object-based museum interpretation, and museum partnerships with community-supported arts organizations.