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Art Education Courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Courses for Graduates or Undergraduates

This is a complete listing of department course offerings. Some courses are only open to students enrolled in one of our degree programs. Please see Current Course Offerings for courses available for general enrollment.

EDS 173 Student Teaching in Art, PreK-8
The course is designed to support student art teachers in their practicum full-time internship in a school art classroom for grades PreK-8. Emphasis is placed on developing the artist/researcher/teacher identity with a critical view on the role of art education in visual culture and multicultural education. The role of teaching philosophy, social justice issues, student voice and activism, public school culture, and curriculum development are studied. Strategies and organization for meeting state requirements to achieve teacher licensure are offered through the standards presented in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Pre-service Performance Assessment. Professional practices and career launching strategies are explored. Lifelong learning as a community leader in art education is modeled through an exhibit and gallery talk at the culminating event, the Art Education Festival. Open only to MAT Art Ed students who are engaged in full-time student teaching practicum. Barahal

EDS 174 Student Teaching in Art, 5-12
The course is designed to support student art teachers in their practicum full-time internship in a school art classroom for grades 5-12. Emphasis is placed on developing the artist/researcher/teacher identity with a critical view on the role of art education in visual culture and multicultural education. The role of teaching philosophy, social justice issues, student voice and activism, public school culture, and curriculum development are studied. Strategies and organization for meeting state requirements to achieve teacher licensure are offered through the standards presented in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Pre-service Performance Assessment. Professional practices and career launching strategies are explored. Lifelong learning as a community leader in art education is modeled through an exhibit and gallery talk at the culminating event, the Art Education Festival. Open only to MAT Art Ed students who are engaged in full-time student teaching practicum. Furst

EDS 175 Art Education Foundation, PreK-8
In this course students investigate how the histories of education and the evolutions of cultural production influence philosophies, current theories and practices of PK-8 Art Education. These ideas are explored from four perspectives: 1) the postmodern framework on knowledge and learning, 2) voices of teachers, students and families, 3) future directions of the field of Art Education and 4) relationships between theory and practice. The dynamic interplay of these four influences on Art Education are understood through readings, discussions, art making, presentations, reflections and developing personal teaching philosophies. Open only to MAT Art ED students with some exceptions with permission of instructor. Furst

EDS 176 Art Education Curriculum, PreK-8
This course will guide students in formulating art curricula for elementary and middle school art
programs. The course fosters the development of sequential units, guided by enduring understandings and essential questions. Instructional methods, assessment strategies, art media, and technologies will be explored through student projects and presentations. Open only to MAT Art ED students with some exceptions with permission of instructor. Bower-Basso

EDS 177 Art Education Foundation, 5-12
In this course students investigate how the histories of education and the evolutions of cultural production influence philosophies, current theories and practices of 5-12 Art Education. These ideas are explored from four perspectives: 1) the postmodern framework on knowledge and learning, 2) voices of teachers, students and families, 3) future directions of the field of Art Education and 4) relationships between theory and practice. The dynamic interplay of these four influences on Art Education are understood through readings, discussions, art making, presentations, reflections and developing personal teaching philosophies. Open only to MAT Art ED students with some exceptions with permission of instructor. Bower-Basso

EDS 178 Art Education Curriculum, 5-12
This course will guide students in formulating art curricula for high school and middle school art programs. The course fosters the development of sequential units, guided by enduring understandings and essential questions. Instructional methods, assessment strategies, art media, and technologies will be explored through student projects and presentations. Open only to MAT Art ED students with some exceptions with permission of instructor. Bower-Basso

EDS 179 Field Studies in Art Education, PreK-8
Students participate in school and community art programs for children in preschool through grade eight. Fieldwork includes assisting with weekend studio art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and focused observations one day a week in school settings. Course readings, class discussions, field site reflections, written lesson plans and lesson presentations are required. Open only to MAT Art ED students, limited exceptions are made with permission of instructor. Bower-Basso

EDS 180 Field Studies in Art Education, 5-12
Students participate in school and community art programs for students in grades five through twelve. Fieldwork includes assisting with weekend studio art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and focused observations one day a week in school settings. Course readings, class discussions, field site reflections, written lesson plans and lesson presentations are required. Open only to MAT Art ED students, limited exceptions are made with permission of instructor. Barahal