MA Teaching*


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 gsehdadm@gwu.edu.


The Master of Arts in Teaching program at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers students a rare and distinctive opportunity to study in the nation's capital. Rich in learning and teaching experiences, the program has a special focus on community engagement and issues of social justice.

A 60-credit program, the Master of Arts in Teaching degree is philosophically rooted in each student's experience of making, critiquing, and interpreting art. This program's focus is not only on Pre-K–12 art education and the adult learner population, but also on the impact of art education on community and museum settings.

The program is accredited by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education to prepare candidates for D.C. licensure in art education.

Students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program discover first-hand how people learn and develop through the visual arts. This program focuses on active engagement with the community and is built on a progressive curriculum designed for future art educators who are determined to form a solid bridge between the personal experiences of art and art's capacity to enrich both the individual and greater community.

The academic and artistic backgrounds of the program's student body are broad and diverse, which adds to the richness and variety of the program.

Students pursuing licensure will complete the requisite education coursework for certification to teach in the District of Columbia.