The Art Education Department prepares students to be skillful, imaginative, and socially engaged artist-teachers. Students can choose from four programs:
Art Teacher Education provides a broad, generalist education in studio work and eligibility for state licensure to teach in the visual arts.
Studo Education provides expertise and preparation in a single studio area and eligibility for state licensure to teach in the visual arts.
Museum Education specializes in art history, museum study, and art education. It is intended for students who want to work in museums or programs interfacing with collections or gallery exhibitions.
Community Education prepares students to work in settings outside the traditional classroom - in hospitals, after-school programs, cultural centers, or homeless shelters. The studio portion of the program provides a broad, generalist education in art.
Students in all four programs take introductory seminars in contemporary teaching and contemporary art practices and human development. They learn about different instructional methods and the challenges their students face in their daily lives. In addition, all students are required to complete five or six interdisciplinary portfolio courses that develop and demonstrate their competency in art-making.
MassArt’s Saturday Studios program affords students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as educators before their extrenal practicums by teaching Saturday morning art classes to children grades 4 through 12 with support and supervision of Art Ed. faculty.
Art Education Faculty
Beth Balliro, Assistant Professor
BA, Smith College
MSAE, Massachusetts College of Art
Aimee Debose, Assistant Professor
BA, Gordon College
MSAE, Massachusetts College of Art And Design
Jen Hall, Professor
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute
Lois Hetland, Professor
BSS, Cornell College
EDM, Harvard University
EDD, Harvard University
Adriana Katzew, Assistant Professor
BA, Harvard University
EDM, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
EDD., Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Steven Locke, Associate Professor
BS, Boston University
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art
MFA, Massachusetts College of Art
Laura Reeder, Assistant Professor
BFA, Syracuse University
MFA, Boston University
Ph.D., Candidate Syracuse University