MEd - Concentration in Art

College of Education - Department of Art and Music


The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Art is designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge of art at the graduate level, without regard to employment as a teacher, as well as for those who wish to meet state or district requirements for advanced study by teachers. The program leads to the Professional License (PreK-8 or 5-12) and presumes substantial work in art which is usually obtained as part of the undergraduate degree.

Program Requirements

The program requires ten (10) courses, which include three (3) in education and seven (7) in art (studio art 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 comprehensive examination.

Education Core Courses (3)

Concentration Courses (7)

  • ARTS 820 Life Drawing
  • ARTS 995 Graduate Seminar in Art Education
  • Electives* - At least five (5) additional graduate level Art History (ARTH) or Studio Art (ARTS) courses:
    Two (2) Art History courses at the graduate level (ARTH 800:990)
    Three (3) Studio Art courses at the graduate level (ARTS 800:990)

    *Elective 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.


Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semesters. Completed applications should be on file by July 1st for fall and by December 1st for spring. Applications received after these dates cannot be guaranteed timely matriculation. The Admissions Committee will begin review of an application only upon receipt of official copies of all required documents.

Applicants must:

  1. Complete online graduate admission application
  2. Submit $50.00 application fee
  3. Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and submit an official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate or graduate student. Required undergraduate preparation: at least 45 semester hours in liberal arts to include 36 semester hours in studio art and 9 semester hours in art history;
  4. Have an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 in a degree program acceptable to the admissions committee;
  5. Submit a copy of their Massachusetts Initial Teaching License in Art;
  6. Provide two letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, and/or colleagues, submitted on the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University’s Graduate Admissions office by the recommender;
  7. Submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities, and career plans;
  8. Submit ten (10) to fifteen (15) digital images of the applicant’s art work through Slideroom. This may include multiple slides to show detail.
  9. Have an interview and portfolio review with the Program Coordinator and/or Program Advisor.

Notes: The above 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. Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be discarded. Refer to the appropriate catalog for program requirements for prior years.


Effective as of the 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog