24 months
955 USD/credit 15280 USD/year
955 USD/credit 15280 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Art Education program at Boston University is designed for teachers who already have state licensure or for individuals who are interested in the field of art education for reasons other than teaching licensure.


Key facts

Students design an individual course of study by selecting a combination of art education, liberal arts, and studio art classes.

The Art Education program at Boston University allows students to concentrate on developing methods that teach children and adolescents to think visually and to create art that has personal meaning. Graduate students become a cohesive community of art educators and studio practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

This is a professional development degree offered for licensed teachers. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Develop professional leadership skills grounded in the knowledge of history of art and art education, and related contemporary policies and practices.
  • Demonstrate the development of skills for scholarly writing and research practices that culminate in a capstone qualitative research project.
  • Design a developmentally-appropriate curriculum that responds to the needs of diverse learners, and reflects a knowledge of their local and national standards.
  • Develop and sustain an art-making practice that informs their teaching.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and ability to integrate contemporary art and issues into their teaching practice with a global and cross-cultural lens.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Contemporary Issues in Art Education 
  • Teaching Art to Special Populations 
  • Art Curriculum Planning 
  • History of Art Education 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • As of spring 2023, we will admit students six times per year (spring I, spring II, summer I, summer I, fall I, fall II)


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for graduate admission to the College of Fine Arts. (Please follow instructions within the online application for submitting materials electronically by upload or mailing hardcopy.)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $95.
  • Two (2) current recommendations from immediate supervisors, art teachers, mentors, and/or undergraduate faculty addressing your leadership abilities in art education and potential for success in graduate studies. (Submitted electronically by referee)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Personal statement
  • Current résumé
  • Artistic portfolio submitted digitally

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 955 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 955 USD per credit during 24 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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