Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Art Certification in Grades PK-12

The Master of Arts in Teaching, secondary art program is for individuals seeking initial teacher certification as an art teacher. The course of study is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified teachers who are responsive to the educational needs of diverse learners. Completion of this program and appropriate licensure exams lead to eligibility for Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification.


Transcript Analysis

A transcript analysis determines the content area prerequisites you may be required to complete in addition to MAT program course work. While an analysis can be completed when application materials are received, prior completion of the analysis allows for a quicker admission decision. To request a transcript analysis, please email a copy of your unofficial transcript to

Students missing no more than three prerequisites courses may be admitted conditionally to the part-time program. These courses are taken outside of Loyola and must be completed by the end of the second semester. 

Students pursuing the full-time pathway should have all prerequisite courses completed prior to beginning the program. 

Program Pathways

Degree Requirements

The Loyola MAT in secondary education requires 34 credit hours.

Core Courses (12 credits)
SE 761 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
TE 600 Foundations of Education* (3 credits)
TE 603 Learning Sciences (3 credits)
TE 670 Teacher Research and Inquiry (3 credits)

Required Reading Course (6 credits)
RE 733 Teaching Reading in the Content Area I (3 credits)
RE 744 Teaching Reading in the Content Area II (3 credits)

Pedagogy/ Practical Courses (16 credits)
TE 612 Secondary Methods of Teaching* (3 credits)
Elective One in Education or Liberal Studies programs (3 credits)
TE 610 Methods of Teaching Art (3 credits)
TE 641 Internship II Seminar (1 credit)
TE 645 Internship I Art (1 credit) 
TE 659 Internship II Art (5 credits)

*Includes a 20-hour field experience.

Alexa Del Piano

"Loyola’s MAT program grew my passion for teaching art for both therapeutic reasons and to support students’ learning in all subjects. The program enriched my philosophy of teaching to continue to fight for equity by advocating for my students and integrating social justice into my art lessons."

Alexa Del Piano
MAT Secondary Art, ’19
Art Teacher Intern, Overlea High School and Pine Grove Elementary School