Use creativity to spark meaningful learning.
In this unique program, you'll learn teaching strategies that will allow all learners to construct and demonstrate understanding of academic content through art. You'll develop skills to integrate arts into the K-12 curriculum, and examine theories and practices of arts integration, pedagogy, assessment, technology, multicultural education, and art and culture in community.
With a foundation in theory and research, you'll use new concepts to design arts-integrated curriculum, while examining current trends and issues, instructional practices, and assessment methods. Explore creative methods that will help your students meet local and national standards. And get working knowledge of arts disciplines, including music, visual art, poetry, storytelling, drama, and creative movement.
At the same time, you'll use self-reflection and holistic approaches to discover your ability to create, become more expressive, and think of yourself as a creative person.
Come study where you and your faculty will work together to co-construct new knowledge and practices, and where the importance of equity and social justice is woven throughout your study. You'll benefit from the reputation of a school with exceptional programs in Massachusetts, where school principals prefer to hire Lesley graduates and believe they're the most prepared for the classroom. (Source: Radius Global Market Research, 2017)
Designed for current educators, the program is available as a non-licensure program (appropriate for K-12 educators) or for Massachusetts Professional licensure (PreK-2 or 1-6).