Boston University
Art Education

2020 MA Thesis


This virtual group exhibition showcases the artwork of pre-K-12 students taught by Elizabeth (Biz) White, Mojdeh Kazem, and Sabrina Tso during the 2019-2020 academic year. All three women were part of Boston University’s BFA/MA 4+1 program that results in a Master’s Degree in Art Education with Initial Licensure. During their final year in the program, Sabrina, Mojdeh, and Biz completed two practicum internships in public schools throughout Boston and the surrounding Boston area. Their two practicum placements included one full semester in Elementary/K-8 schools and another in High Schools, providing the teaching candidates with art teaching experiences from Kindergarten to 12th grade. 

This online exhibition showcases student work from both practicum placements. It features an assortment of artwork created through lessons and units guided by Biz, Mojdeh, and Sabrina. Although their time in the physical classroom was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, their students’ hard work deserves to be celebrated. This online exhibition serves as a platform to share Biz, Mojdeh, and Sabrina’s practicum experiences as well as to celebrate their students’ art from the 2019-2020 academic year. 
MA Students
Mojdeh Kazem
Sabrina Tso
Biz White

MA Faculty
Rebecca Bourgault
Felice Amato
Diana Hampe
Nicole Pond

Special thanks to the teachers, administrators, students, and parents of Acton-Boxborough High School, Brookline High School, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Eliot Innovation K-8 School, Memorial Elementary School, and William H. Lincoln High School.

About the MA Art Education Program
As part of a professionally oriented art school at a major research institution, the Art Education program at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts is uniquely positioned to offer students a comprehensive preparation to a career in the discipline. Students engage in the study of the cultural, social, cognitive, emotional, and artistic dimensions of children and youth development with a focus on diversity and inclusion. They develop skills in applying innovative pedagogies that meet the demands of teaching and research in a global and contemporary environment.

Art Education students prepare to be teaching artists by engaging in coursework and research that include interdisciplinary studies, collaboration with other programs and colleges, arts-based research methods, and immersive practice in PreK-12 schools, museums or in the community.

About Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts
Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts prepares students to think seriously, to see critically, to make intensely, and to act with creative agency in the contemporary world. CFA School of Visual Arts merges the intensive studio education of an art school with the opportunities of a large urban university, and is committed to educating the eye, hand, and mind of the artist. With rigorous graduate and undergraduate fine arts programs that are rooted in studio practice, CFA School of Visual Arts provides highly motivated students with programs in the bedrock disciplines of the fine arts coupled with a vast array of electives and liberal arts opportunities.

Established in 1954, Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is a community of artist-scholars and scholar-artists who are passionate about the fine and performing arts, committed to diversity and inclusion, and determined to improve the lives of others through art. With programs in Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, CFA prepares students for a meaningful creative life by developing their intellectual capacity to create art, shift perspective, think broadly, and master relevant 21st century skills. CFA offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, as well as a range of online degrees and certificates. Learn more at

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth–largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 16 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi- disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission. In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.