Earn a license to teach visual art in PreK-12 schools.
Do you picture yourself teaching art to students in a public school? If you have a Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, or have taken 18 credits of studio art for your undergraduate degree, completing this program will provide you with the license you need. Building on your knowledge of art and art history, the coursework will help you develop the skills to create a vibrant classroom where you can guide students to expand their artistic and educational horizons.
Study the fundamentals of visual art, arts and human development, equity and access to education through the arts, and more. Work with our faculty to co-create new approaches to teaching and learning. You'll expand your own skills and ideas, and through self-reflection and examination of multiple perspectives, you'll emerge as an effective and compassionate educator.
You'll also put new knowledge to use in a student teaching experience that will ground you in teaching within other contexts.
Upon completion, you’ll have an educator license from New England's premier university for teacher preparation, knowing you have what 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.