Susan Riley | February 2017

Introducing: The Arts Integration Specialist Certification Program

If you’ve been using arts integration in your classroom for any amount of time, chances are you know it works. You’ve probably also gone to a few conferences or taken a class or two to get fresh ideas for how to use this approach in new ways.  But…you might be wondering…what’s next? It might be the right time to get an arts specialist certification.

You’re SO ready to take what you know to the next level.  Maybe that’s by leading an arts integration or STEAM team in your school.  Or maybe your school or district wants to create a maker space or arts-integrated program and you’d love to step into that role.

If that sounds like you, then we have some great news.  Today, we’re proud to announce the opening of our new Arts Integration Specialist Certification Program!  This opportunity has been designed as an intensive, one-year program of study for educators like you who want to have an Arts Specialist Certification and learn how to integrate the arts. This program will provide you with the comprehensive skills and tools you need to get an arts specialist certification who can lead a successful school or district initiative for integrating the arts.

Take a look at this video from our current enrollees to learn more about the program:

LEARN MORE ABOUT CERTIFICATION HERE

Key Highlights

This innovative certificate program is unlike anything else available and is totally focused on developing you as a leader for Arts Integration and STEAM.  Here are a few highlights:

  • Project-based 6-week sprints.  You’ll study each core component deeply over a 6-week timeframe while working on an aligned project.  So you’re literally building what you’ll use in your new program.  And there’s a built-in 4-week rest period after each sprint to reflect on your learning.

  • Mentor & Cohort Group.  You are never alone in this program!  You’ll be assigned a personal mentor/coach and a cohort of fewer than 30 people.  You’ll build strong relationships that will last long after the program is finished.  And you’ll always have support!

  • 720 PD hours + option for 3 Graduate Credits.  At the completion of the program, you’ll be provided a certificate of 720 clock hours, along with your Arts Specialist Certification Level 1. So you can log the hours you need while earning the certification you want.

  • All-digital access.  Your learning shouldn’t be at the expense of your life.  We’ve created this program to be delivered in a world-class online learning platform.  You’ll be able to log in and learn wherever you are!

Why You’ll Love It

This entire certification program has been built with you in mind.  We’ve created a place where you can take a deep-dive into each critical component of the Arts Integration approach and provide you with a baked-in community of support.  Here are just a few of the reasons we know you’ll love it:

  • State-of-the-Art Learning Platform.  We’ve built a user-friendly and helpful learning platform for this program from the ground up.  If you can navigate a website, you can use the platform.  Inside, you’ll be able to chat with group members, view and participate in live video sessions, view all of your core courses and electives, and collaborate on your projects.

  • Listed in our Specialist Directory.  Upon completion of the program, you’ll be listed in our Arts Specialist Certification directory which is sent to school districts all around the world who are looking for arts integration specialists like you.

  • Action-based Learning.  The entire program is developed around a set of standards which ensure the highest quality outcomes.  And everything you do – from your coursework to your projects – is designed to be implemented right away.

  • Incredible Access.  This program is the only way you get personalized access to me and my team.  We are directly available to answer questions, provide feedback and guide you with our monthly video workshops, Q & A’s and chats.

Learn More and Apply For An Arts Specialist Certification

Because this program is deeply personalized, there are only 125 spaces available for the 2018-2019 school year. Program admission is through application only.  Applications are open now through March 15, 2018, and are filled on a rolling basis.

Tuition is $1997 for this program.  Flexible payment plans are available, and you may use school purchase orders if you prefer.

To learn more about the Arts Integration Specialist Certification Program, please visit our certification page.  We look forward to supporting your goals and helping you take the next step on your Arts Integration journey!

About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and STEAM education. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan