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Education

Arts Integration Strategies

Graduate Certificate, Off-Campus Program

Use creativity in the curriculum to meet learning standards.

At Lesley, we recognize the value of the arts as a powerful pathway to learning. In our interdisciplinary arts integration program, you’ll discover how to use music, drama, visual arts, storytelling, and poetry to increase student engagement and achievement.

You'll learn about arts-related universal design for learning, differentiated instruction, and Common Core standards—knowledge that you can bring directly back to your classroom. And because we encourage self-reflection and exploration in our courses, you'll begin to develop a greater understanding of students with different learning styles, cultures, and languages.

By studying here, you'll work with faculty to co-create new approaches to enliven and deepen your current teaching practice. And you'll benefit from our location in Cambridge, where artistic expression thrives and provides continual inspiration. 

Come study at New England's premier university for teacher preparation. If you are interested in obtaining a master's degree, you can transfer the courses in this certificate program to the M.Ed. in Integrated Teaching through the Arts.

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Program Structure

Part-time off-campus program

15 Credits
Students in classroom off-campus, with focus on one boy student sitting with hands folded on the table with a laptop in front of him.
Off-Campus Option

Earn your degree studying at an off-campus site one weekend a month, in eight-week semesters, with a small group of fellow students. You'll know your entire program schedule before you begin, and will complete the program in about two years. 

If you are a Newton, MA, teacher, administrator, or staff member, you can apply to start this program in the fall of 2020.

Gain Skills and Expertise
This graduate certificate program prepares graduates to:
Louise Pascale
Dr. Louise Pascale
Louise has worked in arts in education for over 25 years. In 2005, she launched the Children's Afghan Songbook Project, an internationally recognized project that has helped to preserve and redistribute traditional Afghan children's songs that were almost eradicated during Taliban rule. In 2016, Louise was awarded the Champion of Education Award by Canadian Women for Afghan Women.
The skills 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 certificate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Arts Integration Strategies
  • Tuition
    Off-Campus Tuition: $650 x 15
    $9,750
  • Fees
    Registration Fees
    $100
    Materials Fees
    $50
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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

  • Tuition
    New Bedford Tuition: $390/credit x 15
    $5,850
  • Fees
    Registration Fees
    $100
    Materials Fees
    $50
  • Total
Estimated Cost

These tuition rates and fees are for students who live and work in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Students who do not live or work in Bristol County would pay the regular off-campus tuition rate of $650/credit.

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

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

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Graduate education 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 program 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

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