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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.

Academic 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.

Additional Features

#MyMassArt: Nick Peladeau '18 BFA

Read Nick's Story

Art Ed Speaker Series

The Art Education Speaker Series highlights the voices of artists and educators that embody the mission of our department.  Their work brings together critical pedagogy, flourishing studio practice and social justice in ways as varied as their practices.  

Past Speakers


Upcoming Events



Visiting Artists & Lectures