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Art Education

Master of Arts in Teaching 4+1

MassArt BFA students not majoring in Art Education interested in the visual arts licensure may apply to an expedited Master’s program after taking required courses.

MassArt BFA students who are not majors in Art Education may apply for the BFA/MAT in the Fall term of their senior year after completing three required undergraduate courses in Art Education – AETE 201: Art and Human Development; AETE 300: Seminar III: Issue and the Individual Learner; and AETE 307: Saturday Studios: Pre-Practicum I.

Accepted candidates begin their 30-credit MA program in the Summer that immediately follows their BFA graduation. The BFA/MAT qualifies candidates to apply for the Massachusetts initial teaching license. After three years of teaching with the initial teaching license, graduates may apply for a Massachusetts professional teaching license without further coursework. 

International applicants, please contact Graduate Programs for program eligibility information. 

BFA/MAT 4+1 Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Art Education BFA/MAT 4+1 program are expected to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes.

  • Appreciate the role of art practice at the center of quality art teaching and art learning, and and reinvigorate and enhance studio practices as members of the field of practicing, contemporary artists
  • Apply art learning and teaching skills and attitudes in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment
  • Refine their studio practices as contemporary artists;
  • Understand the critical contexts of art education through lenses of the contemporary, the historical, and social justice
  • Understand and participate in presentation practices (professional practice) and out-of-classroom roles as educational leaders within and beyond their schools and districts
Through my program, I found the artists whose lead I wanted to follow. Our faculty encouraged us to question the ‘why’ of our practice. – Jeremy DuPont (BFA/MAT ‘20)

Beth Balliro

Director of Graduate Programs, Art Education

Adriana Katzew

Chair, Art Education

Erik DeLuca

Associate Professor, Art Education

Jeffrey Nowlin

Visiting Lecturer, Art Education
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