2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

Accelerated M.Ed. Programs with College of Art and Design

Open to all Bachelor of Fine Arts students in any major at the Lesley University College of Art and Design, each of these innovative accelerated Master's degree programs is part of a dual degree program that can be completed in five and a half years. With an M.Ed. in Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8 or 5-12), students are prepared to become highly capable artists working successfully as licensed visual art teachers in public schools and in other arts education settings such as private schools and community-based arts programs.

Note: Students apply for acceptance into one of the accelerated Master's degree programs below by early spring of their sophomore year. A maximum of twelve graduate-level credits earned during the junior and senior years of undergraduate study can be applied toward the Master's degree. However, students must successfully complete their undergraduate program with conferral of the Bachelor's degree before beginning the Master's degree component.

Accelerated Master's Degree Programs leading to Initial Teacher License in Massachusetts:

M.Ed. in Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8)

M.Ed. in Teacher of Visual Art (5-12)

For current information on state testing requirements for Initial licensure programs, Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) test administration dates, and the Lesley University MTEL policy, see Lesley's Certification and Educator Licensure web page.