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Visual Arts

NYSED Content Areas: Fine Arts (Drawing, Printing, Printmaking, Sculpture), Crafts (Ceramics, Fibers, Glass, Jewelry, Metal), Media Arts (Computer Art, Film, Photography, Video), Art History, Art Conservation, Art Therapy, Commercial Design, Applied Design, Architecture

Courses with departmental subject codes (e.g., ARS, ARH, ART) are valid for the content area for professionallicense provided they are not methods courses. In addition, Stony Brook University has found that the courses listed below have met the NYSED requirements in the past; however, this DOES NOT GUARANTEE that these courses will continue to meet this requirement in the future. When in doubt, please check with NYSED prior to registration for any course to determine its acceptability.

New York State Education Department Contact Information

Office of Teaching Initiatives
NYS Education Department (NYSED)
Albany, NY 12234
Telephone: 518.474.3901


CEA 509 Mainstreams of Modern Art
CEA 510 Printmaking Workshop
CEA 511 Drawing Techniques
CEA 518 Metal Casting
CEA 534 Women Artists and Women in Art*
CEA 540 Visual Culture: Contemporary Images (formerly Learning in a Visual Culture)
CEA 545 The Art of Comics

*Denotes course that is regularly offered online.

Note: If you have taken a course that is no longer listed above, please submit a NYSED Graduate Course Verification Form (PDF) to the appropriate academic department chairperson to verify that the course meets graduate-level content requirements (include a self-addressed stamped envelope). Once you have received the signed form, submit it to NYSED for final approval. Be sure to keep copies of all documentation and correspondence.

Because NYSED’s Office of Teaching Initiatives is the final authority, Stony Brook University cannot guarantee that NYSED will accept any particular course, even if it has been approved by an academic department. 

The information contained on this page was valid as of 8/14/2014.

Statement of Student Responsibility

Students themselves—whether new, returning, or continuing—are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and adhering to their degree and/or certificate program requirements. Students should keep in mind that degree requirements are separate and distinct from requirements for teacher/administrator certification and resulting initial and/or professional licenses. Each student is responsible for reviewing, understanding and adhering to his/her certification requirements. For further information, visit NYSED at