BFA/MA (4+1) Art Education with Initial License

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  • Graduate


  • In-Person


  • Full-Time
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In the 4+1 BFA/MA program, it is possible for serious, focused, and organized undergraduate students to combine the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (majoring in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, or Graphic Design), with the Master of Arts in Art Education with Initial License degree, completing both courses of study in five years.

Students who choose this option have the advantage of an exceptionally strong studio background, as well as a Master of Arts degree that includes all requirements for teaching certification.

Boston University offers a number of programs that lead to a professional license or certification. Provided here is state-specific licensure information regarding the Master of Art in Art Education with Initial License degree program. This information also applies to the Bachelor of Fine Arts/Master of Art in Art Education 4+1 program.

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