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Art Education

Art Education student with child

The Art Education department embodies a critical, studio-centric approach to visual arts education.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs prioritize justice and equity while emphasizing engaged studio practice, social activism, and expansive scholarship.

We prepare our students to facilitate pedagogy that is authentic to the dynamics of contemporary visual arts and to be generous, nimble, resourceful, and reflective practitioners.

We celebrate our urban context, and particularly the Boston Public Schools, with whom we share a historical partnership. Our students catalyze inclusive, active, and activist learning for all, across educational contexts and environments.

Degree Programs

Art Education BFA

Art Education students choose to develop a studio concentration or a breadth of studio practices. All Art Education students are trained for culturally responsive teaching and learning in school, community, museum, and gallery settings.

Master of Education

The Master of Education is a 30-credit, seven week low-residency program that qualifies students who already hold an initial teaching license to apply for a Massachusetts professional teaching license.

Master of Arts in Teaching

This program provides artists with substantive, graduate-level education in teaching. Students learn the art of teaching in an exciting, thriving art and education community that keeps studio practices at the core of becoming a great teacher.

Additional Features

#MyMassArt: Nick Peladeau '18 BFA Art Education