Art Education Programs
The School of Visual Arts offers three programs in art education:
- Master of Arts in Art Education
- Master of Arts in Studio Teaching
- BFA/MA Five Year Program
Students in these programs concentrate on developing methods to teach children and adolescents to think visually and create art with personal meaning.
For graduate admission information, please go here.
Master of Arts in Arts Education
The Art Education degree is designed for teachers who already have state licensure, or for individuals interested in the field of art education, but not teaching licensure. The program is offered on campus and online. The admissions criteria, core classes, and degree earned are identical in both programs.
Students studying on campus have the opportunity to design an individual course of study and select from a combination of art education, liberal arts, and studio art classes. An undergraduate degree in studio art is required.
Two-Year Outline of Study (on campus)
|Art Education||12 cr|
|Clinical Practicum or Studio Elective||4 cr|
|Studio or Liberal Arts Electives||8 cr|
|Thesis Design and Development||8 cr|
Total: 32 Credits
A thesis is required as an exit document from this program.
Master of Arts in Studio Teaching
The Studio Teaching degree is designed for the student with an undergraduate studio art degree who wishes to teach in the public school system. Upon completion of all the Boston University degree requirements, students are eligible for initial licensure and after three years of teaching may apply for professional licensure under Massachusetts Regulations for Educators.
Two-Year Outline of Study
Program for Certification (Pre-K–8 and/or 5-12) (42 credits total)
|Elementary Methods of Art Education||4 cr|
|Secondary Methods of Art Education||4 cr|
|Special Populations||2 cr|
|Contemporary Issues in Art Education||2 cr|
|Processes and Structures||4 cr|
|Child Growth and Development in Art Education||4 cr|
|Art Education Teaching Seminars||6 cr|
|Art Curriculum Planning||4 cr|
Studio Teaching degree candidates complete one year of closely mentored practica at local public schools. Strong relationships with schools in the greater Boston area provide excellent placements for graduates. In the past eight years, the Boston University Art Education program has achieved a 100% placement rate for both graduates who choose to stay in Massachusetts and for those who seek employment in other states.
Students in the Art Education and Studio Teaching programs concentrate on developing methods that teach children and adolescents to think visually and create art with personal meaning.
BFA/MA Five-Year Program
Undergraduate students in the School of Visual Arts’ BFA studio programs in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking or Graphic Design can take graduate Art Education courses during their junior and senior years. A fifth year of additional coursework and student teaching completes their MA in Studio Teaching. Students in this BFA/MA program gain an exceptionally strong studio background, as well as a master’s degree. Click here for a full description and outline of study.
Address and Contact Information
Boston University School of Visual Arts 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 552, Boston, MA 02215; firstname.lastname@example.org; (617) 353-3371.