A listing of arts in education courses offered by the Graduate School of Education this summer.
Courses are in date order. All courses are held at Lesley's Cambridge campus. Courses are three credits. See
main Summer Offerings page for registration information.
June 14–15 and July 12–138:00 am - 4:50 pmThis course familiarizes students with stages of human development from childhood through adulthood. Knowledge of human development is enhanced through interaction with art materials, music, movement, drama and writing. Instructor: Sue Fisher
June 21–22 and July 12 and 138:00 am - 4:50 pmThis course integrates kinesthetic modes of learning with the use of movement as a language for interdisciplinary inquiry. Students will explore embodied approaches to curriculum applications, and the critical questioning and exploration that exist at the heart of creative movement as an art form will deepen the students' comprehension and retention of curriculum themes. Furthermore, students' work with the social, cultural, and political dimensions of non-verbal communication will allow them to engage with issues of cultural diversity, critical pedagogy, and democratic schooling. Instructor: Priscilla Harmel
June 28–29 and August 2–38:00 am – 4:50 pmThis course will engage students in arts-based technology, using a variety of software programs. Students will gain an understanding of technology and its many applications across the disciplines and in the world around them. Working collaboratively and/or independently, students will use technology in a caring, stimulating, safe, and creative learning environment. Instructor: George Milkowski
June 30–August 22 Through this in depth exploration of the creative process from multiple perspectives and art forms students will develop capacities to apply the creative process in their personal and professional lives. Through a focus on pedagogy as a creative process, we will develop examples of innovative teaching using digital and creative art resources. Literature, videos, and other online resources such as Joy2Learn, will help us contextualize culturally, historically and socially, the theory and practice of engagement in the creative process. This course is designed for classroom teachers and other educators who have a familiarity with, and working knowledge of, arts integration. In this course participants will deepen their understanding of their own and others’ creative processes by reading, exploring in the various art forms, and creating innovative pedagogical practices. Instructors: Gene Diaz and Martha McKenna
July 12–13 and August 9–108:00 am – 4:50 pmThis course orients students to the use of drama for education, issue resolution, empowerment and leadership for change in schools and communities. There will also be opportunities to explore various interactive applications of drama to foster democratic education, multicultural education and social justice in the classroom and beyond. We will examine how the process supports the curricular standards of the state. Instructor: Michael Kemeh
July 19–20 and August 2–38:00 am – 4:50 pmThis course will promote understanding, appreciation, and responsible action toward the environment through hands-on arts activities including Music, Bookmaking, Poetry Outdoors, Storytelling, Eco-Web Galleries, YouTube, and Eco-Blogs. Students will study history of environmental arts including ecological artists, materials and processes. Students will research key environmental issues and develop lesson plans using the arts.Instructor: Young Song
July 26–27 and August 16–178:00 am – 4:50 pmSeries of workshops led by artists and leaders in multicultural education offering a variety of arts modalities and avenues to understanding cultural differences. Participants will explore the integration of drama, dance, music, visual arts, storytelling, and poetry into multicultural approaches to teaching and learning. This symposium will emphasize collaborative work in the arts as a path toward democratic schooling and social justice.Instructor: Lisa Donovan
Tuition and Fees: Master's/Certificate
Tuition and Fees: Doctoral
Faculty and Staff
PreK-12 Education Programs
Online Education Programs
Teacher Residency Programs
Professional Development Events and Workshops
Alumni/Students in the News
Centers of Excellence
Graduate School of Education Home
888.LESLEY.U / 617.349.8300
Request more information
Schedule a campus visit
We have individual summer courses inArts in Education,Special Education, Technology, Math, and Science in Education, and Teaching and Learning. If you are interested in math, attend one, two, or all three days of the Mathematics Summer Institute.
If you are interested in literacy, see what the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative has to offer.Check the Lesley events listing.
Lesley University professor Louise Pascale talks about the importance of integrating arts into the curriculum.