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Art Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

Our MAT program is optimal for students with a strong background in studio work who want to teach in diverse PK-12 educational contexts.

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a 36-credit Master’s program that prepares graduates to earn an initial teaching license in Massachusetts, while also providing the Master’s level coursework required for a professional teaching license.

This is the optimal program for students who have a strong background in studio work or active studio practice and want to teach in diverse PK-12 educational contexts. Students usually complete the 36-credit MAT program in four semesters, with nine credits per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer, and a second Fall).

After three years of teaching on the initial license, graduates may apply for a Massachusetts professional teaching license without further coursework. Learn about obtaining Initial licensure and preparation for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

I really appreciate the MAT program focus on anti-oppressive art education and inclusion of contemporary voices and thinking in our curriculum. Nat Brennan Student, MAT program


Beth Balliro

Director of Graduate Programs, Art Education

Adriana Katzew

Chair, Art Education

Erik DeLuca

Associate Professor, Art Education

Gabriel Sosa

Saturday Studios Director, Art Education

MAT Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Art Education MAT Program are expected to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes.

  • Gain understanding of the relationship between studio practice and teaching
  • Apply pedagogical theory in curriculum development
  • Gain experience in classroom leadership
  • Complete required practicum towards initial licensure
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, and experiential issues expressed and inherent in one’s own artwork, in one’s teaching
  • Understand teaching for diverse populations, and for diverse learning styles
  • Gain understanding of aesthetics and contemporary art theory
  • Rejuvenate studio practice
  • Complete required coursework towards professional licensure
  • Gain familiarity with contemporary media for art-making
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