The Master’s degree in Arts and Learning is founded on the premise that art and the creative process are essential components
of learning in all settings. The program utilizes an experiential, adult education model through which students become
immersed in their own art experiences in order to understand how to facilitate the creative process in others. Students of
varying levels of artistic involvement and expertise develop a greater understanding of the theory and practice of the creative
process. They also develop enhanced skills for utilizing the process and the arts (music, dance, drama, poetry, visual arts, and
story-telling) in educational settings and in all endeavors.
The Master of Education in Arts and Learning is a 22-month program that prepares candidates for classroom instruction,
curriculum development, and a wide range of careers based upon the transformative effects of the creative process. The program
is therefore beneficial to certified teachers, community leaders, therapists, artists, museum directors, and others who are seeking to integrate the arts and creative processes into their work. Students enrolled in the Arts and Learning program participate in a studio-based residency in addition to engaging in research with a focus on portfolio materials. The portfolio will include curriculum and materials for immediate application in classrooms, work settings, research materials, and artistic experiences.
Note: The Arts and Learning program is NOT linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.
Upon completion of the program students will:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the personal creative process through artistic methods
• Create an arts-integrated curriculum
• Integrate creativity and imagination as vital sources of learning
The Comprehensive Evaluation process for the Master of Education in Arts and Learning program utilizes a variety of
methodologies in recognition of the combined didactic and experiential nature of the program. The Comprehensive Evaluation
is an integrated synthesis of learning demonstrated through curriculum and art portfolios, presentations, and an integrative
paper, presented during the Creative Arts Seminar, upon completion of all program requirements. These different methodologies provide a comprehensive approach to the variety of learning styles and experiences that students
have encountered in the course of their studies. This provides students with wide latitude in demonstrating and portraying their
learning, in keeping with the ideology of the discovery-oriented nature of the program.
Program of Study
ARS 500 Arts and Learning Studio (residency) 3 cr.
ARS 501 Visual Arts 3 cr.
ARS 502 Poetry and Creative Writing 3 cr.
ARS 503 Arts and Learning Differences 3 cr.
ARS 504 Voice and Music 3 cr.
ARS 505 Creative Movement 3 cr.
ARS 506 Storytelling 3 cr.
ARS 507 Drama 3 cr.
ARS 508 Creative Arts Seminar 3 cr.
ED 580 Innovative Practices in Education 3 cr.
ED 581 Technology in Education:
An Integrated Approach 3 cr.
ED 582 Research Methods 3 cr.
Total degree requirements 36 cr.
Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999