The Art Education program at CCNY seeks students with diverse life experiences who are interested in developing their artistic and teaching practices to become reflective and critical arts educators in schools, community centers, and museums.


For students interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in art education, please contact the program director: Dr. Marit Dewhurst, 212-650-7433,, or visit 303 Shepard Hall.

GRADUATES Graduate admission eligibility

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art Education, Art History, or related field
  • Approximately 24 undergraduate credits in studio art and art history
  • 3.0 GPA (if you do not meet this, consult with Dr. Dewhurst)

Questions about eligibility? Read the Admissions-FAQ 

How to apply

CCNY accepts students twice a year, for either the Spring or Fall semesters.  Applicants to the Graduate Program apply via the School of Education’s online system. Read our FAQ for additional information. A completed application includes the following:

  • Online application submitted via the School of Education.
  • GRE test results. Click here for details on how to register for the exam.
  • Personal Statement describing interest in pursuing art education, career goals, and supporting experiences.
  • 3 letters of recommendation from former professors, supervisors, or mentors.
  • CD or website with 15-20 images of creative work produced within the past 3 years. If you have previous teaching experience, please include 10 images of your students’ work as well. Click here for details on how to submit your artwork.
  • Selected students will be contacted for an interview with Art Department faculty.

To apply for Spring 2017: October 15, 2016
To apply for Fall 2017: March 15, 2017