POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree may pursue
teacher certification through our post-baccalaureate programs. This program
prepares students for teacher certification and does not result in a master’s
In addition to
fulfilling the admission requirements of the School of Graduate
Studies, applicants must successfully pass a portfolio review and
essay evaluation to be fully admitted into graduate programs in the
Department of Art. For complete information regarding the format and
content of the portfolio and essay requirements, interested
applicants should visit the School of Graduate Studies’ website at
www.ccsu.edu/grad and click
on “Additional Application Materials.” Interested applicants can
contact the Department of Art directly at 860-832-2620.
Click here for the Program Advisement Form.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
For students seeking certification in Art, a
Study is determined and filed with the advisor or chair of the department.
Program of Study
(that must be approved by the
Graduate Office) ensures that
all certification requirements are satisfied and becomes a contract between the
student and his or her adviser.
Post-baccalaureate students must meet the following general
education requirements: at least 39 credits of liberal arts course work
including a U.S. history survey course. Coursework in developmental or life span
psychology is a prerequisite for the Professional Program.
ADMISSION PORTFOLIO: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
must consist of 15–20 digital images in jpg or jpeg format of the
applicant’s artwork in a
variety of media that demonstrate the applicant’s
best studio practice. It is important that no work submitted be
copied from photographs or other works of art. Multiple views are
recommended for original work in sculpture, ceramics, 3D design
Applicants to the
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program must submit a
portfolio that contains examples of all of the following:
Still-life drawings and/or paintings
that illustrate accurate depictions of form and space.
Landscape and/or architecture
(indoor or outdoor) showing successful descriptions of form and
space. These must be drawing and/or painting.
Images (any 2D and/or 3D) that
illustrate convincing knowledge and translation of the elements
and principles of design.
Tonal drawings in pencil, charcoal,
or ink, that were executed from life and that depict figure,
landscape, or still life, as well as successfully describe the
illusion of light defining 3D volume.
GRADUATE ADMISSION ESSAY
submit a completed essay describing their backgrounds and interest
in the program. On the initial page, an applicant should include his
or her name and the program to which he or she is applying (Master
of Science in Art Education or Post-Baccalaureate). The essay should
be two pages, double-spaced. In the essay, applicants should:
give a brief
account of their backgrounds in relation to education,
occupation, and activities relevant to the field of art and art
reasons for choosing an advanced degree in art, some of the
ideas in which they are currently interested, and
include a brief
discussion of the work that was submitted for the portfolio
WHERE TO SUBMIT PORTFOLIO AND ESSAY
The portfolio and essay should be sent as a package directly to the
Department of Art at the same time that materials are submitted to
the Graduate Admissions Office. The Admission Packet should be
clearly labeled with applicant's name and the program to which she
or he is applying (MS Ed. or Post-Baccalaureate Certification) Send the portfolio,
image list, and essay packet to:
Central Connecticut State University
Department of Art, Maloney Hall
RE: Graduate Admission Materials
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
the date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or Holiday please submit the
Friday PRIOR to the due date.
The Department of Art expects to review portfolios and essays for:
* Fall acceptance: February 12, April 1, and
[note: By July, course selection for the FALL will be
* Spring acceptance: October 12 and December
[note: By December, course selection for the Spring will be