Working in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS) administers the Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute (MATI). Established in 1994, MATI is an intensive professional development summer program for elementary and middle school teachers and administrators that is conducted by master teachers, artists, and artist-educators in a residential university setting, with follow-up throughout the academic year. Through lectures, seminars, and workshops, teachers are provided with opportunities to enhance their knowledge of the relationships among content areas and of ways that the arts can be used to integrate curriculum, content, processes, and skills. Cross-disciplinary teams examine various models for integrating the arts into the school curriculum. The teams participate in hands-on workshops to become more familiar with creative processes and to develop an understanding of the continuous interaction that occurs among the arts and other content areas. Participants begin the planning process for integrating the arts into instruction at their sites and sharing their work with colleagues. Designed and developed by the MSDE, MATI is co-funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Download a copy of the 2013 MATI Brochure and Application using Acrobat Reader 8.
Download a copy of the Application for School Teams.
Download a copy of the Application for Individuals.