The art education BFA program prepares reflective, knowledgeable visual art educators who will be vital and inspiring teachers in diverse settings. You’ll benefit from in-depth coursework in studio art, art history, and education. You’ll also have opportunities to develop your own artistic practice and technical skills and strengthen your understanding of historical and contemporary art.

Like all art majors, you’ll complete the studio art foundations requirements, which provide an introduction to the materials, techniques, language, and concepts of art. You’ll begin art education coursework as a sophomore or during the first semester of your junior year. Field experiences in art education are also an essential component of the program, including student teaching in both elementary and secondary school settings during your senior year. 

The art education program is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. If you graduate from the program, you’ll be prepared for Massachusetts initial licensure in the visual arts at the elementary and secondary levels.