Earn your M.A.T in Art Education in 1 Year
Cultivate your identity as an artist, researcher, and teacher.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Art Education at Tufts University prepares art teachers for careers in our global society. As a student in the program, you’ll take classes in education and art education, taught by faculty at Tufts, and in studio art by faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to experience art education in both school and museum settings—student teaching in a Boston area preK-12 school and assisting in children’s art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Earn your Master of Arts in Art Education

Finish in One Year

The M.A.T in Art Education is a 10-12 course program leading to endorsement for initial teacher license in Massachusetts. Students typically complete the program over an academic year and two 6-week summer sessions.

Job Placement

Post-graduation, 88% of our alumni from the past three years are employed in art education. Our graduates most commonly find jobs teaching in:

  • PreK-12 schools
  • After-school programs
  • Museums

Gain Classroom Experience

You’ll participate in a year-long internship at an area school, observing at first and working up to full-time student teaching duties in the spring. We begin the process of finding a school site placement that fits your specific needs and interests as soon as you enroll in the program. 

Program Highlights

  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized path of study
  • Mentorship from professors at the top of their fields
  • Five miles from the vibrant city of Boston
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Admission Requirements
  • Application and $85 application fee
  • Academic transcripts and resume/CV
  • Art portfolio
  • Personal statement on why you wish to pursue graduate study at Tufts
  • Three letters of recommendation