Art Education

Lesley University

12 months
650 USD/credit
650 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Immerse yourself in a rigorous Art Education program at Lesley University of creative practices, critical thinking, and pedagogy while you continue to develop your own artistic work. Learn the latest in classroom art practices, current research in the fields of art and education, and the historical and cultural contexts that have brought art education to where it is today.


Studying here will bring out your artistic best. You’ll study art education, new media, fundamentals of visual art, art history, strategies for teaching a diverse student body, and more. Through studio art courses, you’ll also develop your own artistic skills. At the end of your program, you’ll complete a research project with a field component that will ground the research in teaching within multiple contexts that include classroom, school, and community.

Learning outcomes

You’ll develop the skills needed to create an arts-rich, vibrant classroom where students think and learn through the creative process, and put those skills to the test in student teaching experiences. 

At the end of your Art Education program at Lesley University, you’ll emerge equipped with what you need to inspire your students to embrace visual art—and you’ll have an Initial Teacher License in Teacher of Visual Art at either the PreK-8 or 5-12 level. And 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching the Fundamental Elements of Visual Art
  • Arts and Human Development
  • Interactive New Media
  • Integrated Arts Strategies for Inclusive Settings

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official SAT/ACT test scores (without essay) will be required for applicants to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and for applicants to both undergraduate colleges
  • Students applying to BFA programs in the College of Art and Design must also submit a digital portfolio of 12-20 pieces.
  • If you are dually enrolled in college coursework or simply taking some college level classes, you may submit official college transcripts electronically through a variety of secure sites such as, but not limited to; Parchment, Credential Solutions, E-Scrip Safe, Clearinghouse, Naviance/Common Application, JST Services

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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