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Part-Time Lecturer, Art Education MAT Program (PK-8 and 5-12 Curriculum)
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 13, 2024
Title Part-Time Lecturer, Art Education MAT Program (PK-8 and 5-12 Curriculum)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Art Education


EDS 176/178 Combined PK-8 and 5-12 Curriculum Course in the spring semester

The spring course meets on Zoom on Tues 4-7pm in the spring.

All Art Education courses follow the MA Public School Schedule in the Spring.

The Art Education MAT Program prepares students to teach Visual Art in PK-12 schools and is designed and approved to meet the Massachusetts initial licensure requirements. Applicants must be aware of licensing protocols, MA Professional Standards for Teachers, and procedures for CAP (Candidate Assessment of Performance); must have experience working with Teacher Candidates (student teachers); and must have commitments to culturally sustaining, anti-racist curriculum development, teaching practice, and learning assessment.

This course focuses on curriculum development for elementary, middle school and high school art programs. Emphasis is placed on lesson and unit plan writing, curriculum design, and critical study of existing art curricula. Discussion topics include: curriculum development culturally and linguistically diverse populations, anti-racist practices, integration of art with other subjects, the application of national and state standards to curriculum, evaluation criteria and procedures, and studies of contemporary art and visual culture in art curricula. Instructional methods, assessment strategies, art media, and technologies will be explored through student projects and presentations. The course fosters the development of sequential units, guided by enduring understandings and essential questions. Lessons will reflect the knowledge and practice of differentiated instruction and reflect a sensitivity to the developmental growth and personal uniqueness of all learners.




Required Experience:

·        A master’s degree or higher is required

  • 3-5 years of experience teaching at an accredited institution
  • 5 years of experience teaching art in a K-12 setting

·        Extensive familiarity with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure requirements, including CAP

·         Preferred Experience:

  • Supervision of student teachers
  • Demonstrated leadership in the field and record of excellence with a broad range of professional accomplishments and knowledge in visual arts education
  • Strong connections to the art education and k-12 communities as evidenced through conference presentations, exhibitions, publications, and professional networks 
  • Tufts encourages applications from candidates from historically underrepresented populations in the field of Art Education

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and technology skills
  • Familiarity with current and emerging best practices in visual arts education
  • Commitment to excellence throughout the student teaching experience


Application Instructions


Applications should sent to and should include a letter of application, CV, Teaching Philosophy, Syllabi from previous courses if applicable, and three contacts for references. Please address issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the cover letter.

Please direct any questions about the position to Michelle Pare, Department Manager, who can be reached at:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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