Bring your passion for the visual arts to PreK-12 schools.
You love the arts, and want to inspire children and young adults to develop their own creative expression. In our art education program, you’ll develop the skills needed to create a vibrant classroom where students can use their imagination and a variety of materials to expand their artistic and educational horizons.
You'll study fundamentals of visual art, art history, strategies for equitable teaching, and more. You'll expand your own skills and ideas through studio art courses and self-reflection. Faculty will work with you to co-create new approaches to teaching and learning. And you'll benefit from our location in Cambridge, where artistic expression thrives and provides continual inspiration, and where our College of Art and Design is right next door.
Along with coursework, you'll put new knowledge to use as you immerse yourself in both a student teaching experience and a field-based research project that will ground you in teaching within other contexts.
Upon completion, you’ll graduate from New England's premier university for teacher preparation knowing you have the degree you need to land the career you're passionate about. That's because employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one.