Jun 21, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

Arts Education, GC

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Natalie Duvall, Program Director



The Graduate Certificate in Arts Education includes the study and practice of studio arts and arts integration to facilitate educators’ abilities to apply skills in the arts to classroom curriculum across all content areas.  Aligned to the National Core Arts Standards, teachers in the Graduate Certificate in Arts Education will create works of art under the tutelage of professional working artists who are experts in their art forms. Teachers will deepen their knowledge of historical and cultural content and context, aesthetics and critique, and apply their learning across content areas. 

The Certificate in Arts Education is designed for in-service teachers. Courses may also fulfill requirements of the MEd in Educational Program Design.

Program Objectives

Students in the Certificate in Arts Education will:

  • Demonstrate fluency with elements and principles of visual art through hands-on engagement in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media appropriate for K-12 teaching
  • Develop classroom content and curricula that facilitates the relationship between creative and cognitive growth in K-12 students.
  • Develop content that is inclusive of all learners in the arts classroom

Program Requirements (16 Credits)

Required Courses (13 credits)

Electives (3 credits)

  •  Select 1 course from subjects: ETEC, INCL, LITY, MTEC, PRES, UTPS, or VPAS 3 credits

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