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Teaching in Art Education, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, MA,
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education (MAT) program prepares artists to teach in elementary, middle and high schools with a critical focus on both contemporary visual culture and traditional arts. The resources of the Medford and Boston-SMFA campus combine to enhance your understanding of urban and multicultural education and to develop your capacity as a reflective studio artist.

About

The studio component of the program intersects with art teaching methods, art education curriculum development, visual-critical studies and supervised pre-practicum internships in public schools and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Full-time practicum internships in urban, suburban and urban-rim communities engage MAT students in the study, analysis and production of visual culture with youth in the classroom.

MAT students graduate with an MAT degree from Tufts. You will complete a 12-month program of study in education foundations, art theory and curriculum and studio art. Many MAT students start with three education classes at Tufts in the summer, then take eight studio credits and two art education classes in the fall. They then complete their course of study in the spring with a student-teaching internship that includes a weekly seminar and an art curriculum development course.

When you graduate, you'll be eligible to apply for grades PK-8 or 5-12 Massachusetts Initial Teaching Licensure in Art Education. 46 states have signed the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification contract with Massachusetts for interstate license reciprocity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Observing Theory in Action
  • Food and Schools
  • The Language Arts in Action
  • Field Experience in Education
  • Development of Knowledge and Reasoning in the Science Curriculum
  • Mathematics Learning Environments
  • Language Arts Curricula in Middle and Secondary School
  • Linguistic Approaches to Second Language
  • Development of Knowledge and Reasoning in Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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General Requirements

  • The application deadline for the MFA program is August 1st and admission is available on a space available basis after the deadline.
  • Applicants to both the MFA and Studio Art Post-Bacc programs are required to submit a portfolio consisting of 10-20 images and/or up to 10 minutes of time-based work that demonstrates their artistic maturity
  • All applicants must hold an undergraduate degree, such as a BA or BFA, from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • All applicants are expected to be engaged in an art practice or have had some art training, general education advancement, and/or professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47564 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    47564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47564 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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