Framingham State campus
Degree Requirements

The degree requires 10 (ten) courses, which include three (3) in education and seven (7) in art (studio and art history). An oral comprehensive examination is required as the student’s culminating experience. A professional portfolio, completed as part of the degree program, is presented during the comprehensive examination.

Education Core Courses (3)

EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice
EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication
EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation (recommended after completion
of three Content or Concentration courses)

Art Concentration Courses (7)

ARTS 995 Graduate Seminar in Art Education AND
At least six additional graduate level art courses

These courses must be approved, in writing, by the student’s advisor. Specific studio and art history courses should be chosen to complement the student’s undergraduate art program and should address the following subject areas:

              Graduate Level Art Courses

ARTS 820       Life Drawing AND

      Three studio art courses at the graduate level AND

      Two art history courses at the graduate level

Professor Brian Bishop, Art and Music
: Professor Barbara Milot, Art and Music


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be discarded.
  3. Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.

Framingham State University

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PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220