MA in Art Education with Initial License

Changes to this program will take effect in the 2017–2018 academic year.

The Master of Arts program in Art Education with Initial License 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 fieldwork experiences in school settings, two teaching practica, and a concluding clinical practicum that thoroughly prepares students to enter the field of teaching. Additional coursework may be necessary if undergraduate work does not satisfy minimum state requirements. The program leads to professional licensure for teaching visual arts to children in preschool through grade 12.

The Master of Arts programs in Art Education and Art Education with Initial License 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.

Art Education with Initial License Curriculum

Program for Certification (Pre-K8 and/or 5–12)

CFA AR 864 Elementary Methods of Art Education 4 cr
CFA AR 866 Secondary Methods of Art Education 4 cr
CFA AR 567 Teaching Art to Special Populations 2 cr
CFA AR 559 Contemporary Issues in Art Education 2 cr
CFA AR 566 Processes and Structures 4 cr
CFA AR 586 Child Growth and Development in Art Education 4 cr
CFA AR 563 Practicum Seminar Pre-K–8 2 cr
CFA AR 564 Practicum Seminar 5–12 2 cr
CFA AR 861 Pro Seminar 2 cr
CFA AR 865 Visual Arts Pre-K–12 Curriculum Design and Planning 4 cr
CFA AR 765 Practicum Pre-K–8 4 cr
CFA AR 766 Practicum 5–12 4 cr
CFA AR 767 Clinical Practicum 4 cr
Total 42 cr

Teaching Internships

The Art Education with Initial License program includes a full year of internship experiences: student teaching for 600 hours divided between the elementary and secondary level, followed by a clinical (research) 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 Art Education with Initial License maintain strong relationships with many schools in greater Boston, which provides excellent placement options for students.