MA in Studio Teaching

The Master of Arts program in Studio Teaching offers art education practice and theory for students with an undergraduate degree in a studio discipline. The program consists of courses in art education theory, methods and materials including pre-practicum experiences in gallery and school settings, student teaching, and a concluding clinical practicum to thoroughly prepare students to enter the field of teaching. Additional coursework may be necessary if undergraduate work does not satisfy minimum state requirements. The program can lead to professional licensure for teaching visual arts to children in preschool through grade 12.

The Master of Arts programs in Art Education and Studio Teaching allow students to concentrate on developing methods that teach children and adolescents to think visually and to create art that has personal meaning. Graduate students become a cohesive community of art educators and studio practitioners.

Studio Teaching Curriculum

  • Program for Certification Pre-K–12: Teaching Art Pre-K–8
  • Teaching Art 5–12
  • Special Populations
  • Contemporary Issues in Art Education
  • Processes and Structures
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Practicum Pre-K–8 and Practicum 5–12
  • Art Education Teaching Seminars
  • Art Curriculum Planning
  • Clinical Practicum

Teaching Internships

The studio teaching degree program in art education includes a full year of internship experiences: student teaching for 16 weeks (eight weeks at the elementary level and eight weeks at the secondary level), followed by a second 16-week practicum designed to test lessons and units to be included in a curriculum thesis document. The art education faculty supervises internship experiences in cooperation with art teachers in local schools. The MA programs in art education and studio teaching maintain strong relationships with many schools in greater Boston, which provides excellent placement options for students. For the past 11 years, the art education department has achieved a job placement rate of 95 percent or higher.