BECOME A CERTIFIED ARTS INTEGRATION SPECIALIST
Take the Next Step in your Arts Integration Journey.
EARLY DECISION APPLICATIONS DUE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2018.
The Arts Integration Certification Program
The EducationCloset Arts Integration Certification Program is an intensive, one-year online program of study for educators who want to become Arts Integration Specialists.
Leading arts integration efforts requires clarity, vision and the ability to share the approach with everyone from community members to seasoned educators.
This certification program gives you the skills and tools you need to lead a successful school or district initiative for integrating the arts. We’ve already helped hundreds of educators and we’d be honored to work with you too.
Who is the program for?
Whether you want to become a national leader in using Arts Integration or the go-to person in your school/district for STEAM and Arts Integration, this certification program will help you to:
Learn proven strategies in and through the arts
Confidently make connections across the curriculum
Create models of success for arts integration and STEAM
Build buy-in and maximize your impact
Collaborate with teachers, administrators and community members
Design inspiring and innovative learning opportunities for all students
Assess maker-centered approaches and use data to make meaningful change.
The Arts Integration Certification Program is broken into 4 carefully-designed 8-week sprints. Each sprint contains a core focus of study, a strategy elective, a virtual meeting with your team 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 4-5 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.
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.
This is a highly-competitive program; we only have 125 spaces available for this year’s cohort.
What Sets This Program Apart?
If you feel like you’re the only one using this approach and frustrated that you can’t get others on board – we can help. Once you’re accepted into this program, you’ll have guidance and support from a community of like-minded educators in a safe and encouraging space.
01 | Dedicated Coaches Invested in You
You’re never alone in this program. Your mentor will get to know you, provide direct feedback weekly and help guide your next steps.
02 | Extraordinary Community
Upon acceptance, you’ll be carefully placed into a cohort of between 25-28 other educators. These amazing people will encourage, support, and collaborate with you all year long – and beyond! Previous graduates have found lifelong connections with their cohort groups.
03 | Unparalleled Access
Want to have direct access to the entire EducationCloset team? This program moves you to the front of the line – always. Ask us anything, we’re here to help. You’ll always be treated with understanding, honesty and respect. And once you’re a part of our community, you have lifetime access at no additional charge.
04 | Timeless Approach
We’ve built this program on the bedrock of the arts integration approach: authenticity and integrity. You’ll move through a purposeful sequence of coursework that both stretches and fulfills you. And, you’ll be able to apply everything immediately in your current role.
“When the opportunity to apply for this program came around in February, I resisted from resisting (for once); THIS was my MUST! I feel so privileged to be a part of this experience and learning from the breadth of knowledge that you share with each of us!”
Can I see reviews?
Absolutely! View honest reviews from current enrollees in this program.
FLEXIBLE PRICING OPTIONS
This is a comprehensive and deeply personalized certification program. As such, your investment reflects that value. To accommodate your payment 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. **
FULL PAYMENT OPTION: $1997
MONTHLY INSTALLMENT OPTION: $179/mo for 12 months
Both options include:
- complete online access
- access to all 4 sprints
- all materials
- a dedicated cohort group and mentor
- and live video 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!
125 spaces available
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Just 125 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.
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 lesson plan and resume submission. 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
FEBRUARY 28, 2018
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 9, 2018.
FINAL DEADLINE TO APPLY
MARCH 15, 2018
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, 2018.
HOW IT WORKS
The entire arts integration certification program will kick off on July 1, 2018. Here’s what happens…
Set yourself up for success
Apply today for the Arts Integration Specialist Certification Program. It’s free to get started and could be the first step towards your best future.