The program prepares you to become an artist as well as a licensed visual art teacher in public schools (PreK-8 or 5-12). The program allows you to begin M.Ed. coursework while completing your BFA degree.
Lesley's Dual Degree program is open to all students in the BFA. program at the College of Art and Design in any major. Students apply to the Dual Degree program in Art Education by the beginning of their junior year and must be accepted into the program before they begin their senior year.
Program of Study:Dual Degree BFA/M.Ed. in Visual Art Education for Initial License as Teacher of Visual Art (Grades PreK-8 or 5-12)
First YearRegular programSecond YearFall semester: regular programSpring semester: regular program and American History or World CivilizationThird YearFall semester: regular program with Intro to Psychology as Social Science electiveSpring semester: regular programFourth YearFall semester: regular program with two electives (one social science elective and one general elective) selected from the following graduate courses:
Spring semester: regular program with two additional electives (one Art History and one general elective) selected from the above list of M.Ed. courses
Fifth and sixth year will be mapped out by student and Creative Arts in Learning advisor, working together and focusing on the individual needs of the student to fulfill the rest of the requirements of the Master’s program.
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