Students in the art education program may participate in a variety of additional experiences that further prepare them to be active members of this dynamic profession. For example, for the past three years, students have been provided with the opportunity to be trained as adjudicators for the New York State Art Teachers Association Portfolio Project. Participating Hofstra students receive valuable certificates for their teaching portfolios and have the opportunity to attend the actual Portfolio Project where K-12 students bring their specially prepared art portfolio to be evaluated by a NYSATA adjudicator. Our students have the additional opportunity to meet with a committed group of Nassau County art teachers and leaders of the art education community. Adjudication training has been provided by the President of the New York State Art Teachers Association and the President of the Long Island Art Teachers Association.
Art education students have the opportunity to exhibit their personal artwork while enrolled in our program. We are committed to a model of the art teacher as artist and seek to provide opportunities for our students to share and exhibit their work.