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

Courses for Graduate Students Only

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 270 Art Education Design for the Exceptional Child
Offered Summer
This course considers the role of all types of art educators with regard to learners with exceptional needs. Students will study the historical development of legislation and social movements that protect and service individuals with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on the art educator’s role in supporting the human and civil rights of students with special needs. Exceptionalities in learning are explored through current research in psychology, sociology and anthropology. Field observations at a site that cares for and educates special needs learners will inform reflective discussions and curriculum development. Lesson adaptations that make art available to all learners will be explored. Exceptionalities in learning are explored through current research in psychology, sociology and anthropology. Field observations and teaching at a school site that cares for and educates special needs learners will inform reflective discussions. Furst

EDS 271 Innovative Methods PK-8
This course provides an overview of visual art methods and materials that are appropriate for art students in grades PK-8. The focus of this course is to provide students with opportunities to explore and become familiar with a wide range of materials, in order to create lessons for diverse populations. The course will explore visual culture and inquiry-based approaches to art education through art-making and critical thinking. Using an interdisciplinary approach to art making, students will explore art content through multicultural and historical lenses. Through collaborative work, students are encouraged to connect theory with classroom practice and to develop lesson plans and curricula that meet the objectives and developmental needs of a wide variety of students in PK-8 grade level art settings. Furst

EDS 272 Innovative Methods 5-12
This course provides an overview of visual art methods and materials that are appropriate for art students in grades 5-12. The focus of this course is to provide students with opportunities to explore and become familiar with a wide range of materials, in order to create lessons for diverse populations. The course will explore visual culture and inquiry-based approaches to art education through art-making and critical thinking. Using an interdisciplinary approach to art making, students will explore art content through multicultural and historical lenses. Through collaborative work, students are encouraged to connect theory with classroom practice and to develop lesson plans and curricula that meet the objectives and developmental needs of a wide variety of students in 5-12 grade level art settings. Furst