Education

Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8 or 5-12): Initial Teacher License

Master of Education (M.Ed.), on-campus program

Bring your enthusiasm and passion for the visual arts to PreK-12 students.

Lesley is well known for its creative approaches to teaching and learning.

Studying here will bring out your artistic best. Develop your own skills through studio art courses while learning best practices for teaching art. You’ll study art education, new media, strategies for teaching a diverse student body, and more. Take studio art courses, and complete a research project. Finish your program equipped with what you need to inspire your students to embrace visual art.

Take courses in arts education, fundamentals of visual art, arts and human development, and new media. Learn arts strategies for diverse settings, and how to use evaluation techniques to improve your teaching. You’ll develop the skills needed to create an arts-rich, vibrant classroom.

Program Structure

Full-Time or Part-Time Program

45 Credits
Outcomes
Our teacher of visual art master’s degree program prepares you to:
a hand creating artwork

Student Teaching

Student teaching, a requirement of all Initial licensure programs, is an opportunity to apply new skills to an active classroom environment and receive feedback from your supervising teachers and faculty. All placements are in an appropriate Massachusetts school, and are set up through our field placement office.

Arts in Education
Maureen Creegan-Quinquis
Maureen is director of the Creative Arts division and the Teacher of Visual Art programs. She is a working, exhibiting artist. She is also the co-author of Strategies to Integrate the Arts in Social Studies. Her work concentrates on visual arts education and creativity.
Careers
Where our graduates work
Lesley students go on to rewarding careers in a range of settings throughout Massachusetts and New England, including:
"Lesley University stimulates creativity and prepares teachers very well. I learned so much at Lesley – about how people learn, how to ask big questions, and how to answer them creatively. Almost every class offered food for thought and inspiring projects. When I graduated with my M.Ed. in Art Education, I was fully prepared for a teaching career in the arts. I use skills and approaches I learned at Lesley every day in my job. "
Constance Del Nero, Alumna, Master of Education

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Total approximate cost for this master's degree program.
Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8 or 5-12): Initial Teacher License
  • Tuition
    $975/credit x 45
    $43,875
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $500
    Registration Fee
    $320
    Activity Fee
    $180
    MAP ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Materials Fee
    $140
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
    Practicum Fee
    $35
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Total approximate cost for this master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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