Education

Art Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.): PreK-8 or 5-12 Initial Licensure Program

Bring your passion for the visual arts to PreK-12 classrooms. 

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—and an Initial Teacher License in Teacher of Visual Art at either the PreK-8 or 5-12 level.

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, and put those skills to the test in student teaching experiences

You'll graduate knowing that 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. 

Program Structure

Full-Time or Part-Time Program

45 Credits
"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. I use skills and approaches I learned at Lesley every day."
Constance Del Nero, Art in Education
Gain Skills and Expertise
Our art education program prepares you to:
$78,100
Average salary for teachers in Massachusetts according to the National Education Association.
#1
Superintendents and other hiring managers across Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, reporting that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. (Source: Radius Global Market Research)
Top Schools
Massachusetts ranks as the best state to be a teacher, with some of the highest performing schools and best salaries in the country according to US News.
faculty maureen quinquis
Arts in Education
Maureen Creegan-Quinquis
Maureen is director of the Art Education and Arts, Community, and Education 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.
The degree employers are looking for.
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, charter schools, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:
Arts in Education Programs

Faculty

Total approximate cost for this master's degree program. Tuition and fees are for the 2018–2019 academic year.
Art Education
  • Tuition
    $840/credit x 45
    $37,800
  • Fees
    Field Experience Fee
    $500
    Registration Fees
    $320
    Activity Fees
    $180
    MAP ePortfolio Fee
    $150
    Materials Fees
    $140
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
    Practicum Fee
    $35
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all graduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

Apply Now

Ready to get started? We're here to make the application process as smooth as possible. Just answer a few quick questions, and get your customized application guide.

Your degree is an investment, and we're committed to ensuring its value. That's why we offer the best teacher education in Massachusetts, at competitive tuition rates.
We'll help ensure your degree is as affordable as possible. Use our step-by-step guide to apply for federal and university funding. Scholarships, grants, Work-Study, and loans. It’s all right here.

Next steps to apply

Ready to get started? We're here to make the application process as smooth as possible. Just answer a few quick questions, and get your customized application guide.