Ready to move from using arts integration to teaching it?
You’ve been using arts integration in your own classroom and it’s going great. You’ve attended some conferences, maybe even taken a class or two. But what’s next? You KNOW arts integration works and you’re ready to take the next step in your career…but how?
Welcome to the EducationCloset Arts Integration Certification Program. We’ve designed this intensive, one-year program of study for educators like you who want to become Arts Integration Specialists. This program will provide you with the comprehensive skills and tools you need to become a certified arts integration specialist who can lead a successful school or district initiative for integrating the arts.
The program is offered as both an all-virtual and a hybrid (face-to-face and virtual) model. No matter which option you choose, you will be provided a small group cohort and assigned a dedicated mentor throughout the program, so you’ll always have support. And you’ll also receive monthly whole-group trainings, so you’ll get to see what others are working on and be inspired regularly.
Admission is through application only and is limited to 200 people. Ready to take the leap?
The Arts Integration Certification Program is broken into 6 carefully-designed sprints. Each sprint contains a core focus of study, a strategy elective, a monthly workshop and a culminating project. Each project is part of your certification portfolio which is presented to the mentor panel at the end of the program.
In between each sprint is a rest period of 2-3 weeks to reflect on your learning and prepare for the next sprint. Here’s the outline of each sprint…
STANDARDS FOR CERTIFICATION
This arts integration certification program is grounded in meeting the following established standards:
STANDARD 1: KNOWLEDGE OF ARTS PROCESSES
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists have a working knowledge of processes in visual art, music, theater, dance and media arts and actively seek out opportunities to integrate these processes across content areas.
STANDARD 2: KNOWLEDGE OF CURRICULUM STANDARDS
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists know where to find curriculum standards for any content area, as well as how they are organized, how to read and understand standards for various content areas, and the relationship between curriculum standards across content areas.
STANDARD 3: FACILITATING INTEGRATED INSTRUCTIONAL MODELS
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists are able to model and facilitate various instructional models that interweave with arts integration, including (but not limited to) Project-Based Learning, STEAM and Universal Design for Learning.
STANDARD 4: IMPLEMENTING ASSESSMENT PRACTICES ACROSS CONTENT AREAS
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists design assessments that are intentionally aligned with the standards in both the arts and content areas outlined at the outset of the lesson or unit.
STANDARD 5: COLLABORATING WITH TEACHERS
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists actively seek to collaborate with teachers in other content areas in order to design, implement and assess student learning through arts integration.
STANDARD 6: DEVELOPING AN INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists create a learning environment for students and teachers which encourages dialogue, investigation, and inquiry in and through the arts.
STANDARD 7: PROVIDING EQUITABLE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists understand that all students are unique in their learning preferences and develop multiple learning opportunities in and through the arts which are differentiated to meet the needs of each student.
STANDARD 8: CREATING A PRACTICE OF INTENTIONAL REFLECTION AND REVISION
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists intentionally reflect on their teaching and learning process, as well as their facilitation of arts integration efforts, and use these reflections to guide revisions to their practice as necessary.
YOU’RE NEVER ALONE
Meet Your Mentors.
You won’t be left alone in this program! Each participant is assigned to a small group cohort (between 25-33 people) which is facilitated by a dedicated mentor. Your mentor will get to know you, provide direct feedback weekly and help guide your next steps. Each month, one of these mentors will also provide the whole group with valuable mini-trainings in a virtual workshop (which will be archived in case you’d like to watch later).
TWO PRICING OPTIONS
This is a comprehensive and deeply personalized certification program. As such, your investment reflects that value. To accommodate your learning preference, we’ve provided two different options for participating.
** Please note: there is currently no application fee and no money is due at the time of your application. You will only be responsible for payment if accepted into the arts integration certification program. **
(or 12 monthly payments of $99)
Provided completely online.
- access to all 6 sprints
- all materials
- a dedicated cohort group and mentor
- and monthly workshops.
You’ll have lifetime access to everything in the certification curriculum and will be able to participate from the comfort of home. No travel necessary!
150 spaces available
ACCESS EVERYTHING ONLINE
Just 150 spaces available
JOIN US IN BALTIMORE!
Just 50 spaces available
(or 12 monthly payments of $199)
Provided online with a culminating 2-day face-to-face summit in Baltimore, MD.
- access to all 6 sprints
- all materials
- a dedicated cohort group and mentor
- monthly workshops
- PLUS an in-person 2-day summit in Baltimore, MD in June, 2018.
You’ll have lifetime access to everything in the certification curriculum and will be able to participate from the comfort of home during the school year. At the end of your program, we’ll meet in-person in Baltimore, MD for hands-on PD, networking, strategy instruction and to go over your final portfolios. You’ll have direct access to your mentor and everyone will work directly with our founder, Susan Riley.
50 spaces available.
We make the payment process for this program extremely easy. We accept the following forms of payment:
- School Purchase Orders
- Credit Cards
Payment is ONLY due if you are accepted into the program. If so, payment is due within 15 days of acceptance through your preferred payment method. If you are paying for yourself, we also have the added benefit of providing you with a convenient monthly installment plan to make the program budget-friendly.
BENEFITS TO CERTIFICATION
Why get certified? There are some great benefits that are available to you when you decide to invest in yourself and your career through our certification program.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
An application is required to be considered for admission into the arts integration certification program. The application process is rigorous and includes both a written and video submission. Please allow at least 20 minutes to complete the written portion and be prepared to submit a link to your video component. More details can be found on the application page.
You can submit an application using any of the deadlines below. Our team will review your application and send you a status letter via email within the timeframes listed.
EARLY ADMISSION DEADLINE
Early admissions applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Early decision deadline applicants will receive notification of admission status by March 15, 2017.
FINAL DEADLINE TO APPLY
This is the final wave of applications that will be considered and spaces available cannot be guaranteed. Applicants will receive notification of admission status by March 31, 2017.
HOW IT WORKS
The entire arts integration certification program will kick off on June 1, 2017. Here’s what happens next…