Now closed until February 2020.
Now closed until February 2020.
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.
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:
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
Certification Applicant Profile
This program is created for educators who are interested in becoming leaders of arts integration and STEAM efforts in their schools or districts. These include:
- Classroom teachers
- Arts teachers
- Curriculum coordinators
- STEAM teachers
- Administrators or District-Level Leaders
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.
Accreditation, PD Hours and Graduate Credit
This program is currently pending accreditation from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (
Additionally, participants have the option of registering for 6 graduate credits through our partner, University of California San Marcos.
FROM OUR GRADUATES…
“The program has offered me more than I could’ve imagined. Thanks to the Education Closet certification program, this current school year has seen the biggest impact on ideas, collaborations, and programs.
I have learned so much regarding the nuts and bolts of arts integration, that I’ve found myself inspiring others when sharing what I’ve learned. The certification process has caused my brain to spark ideas and expanded my love of teaching using arts integration.
I’m grateful to be a part of the certification program. The sprints offer what needs to be learned in bite size increments that allow for deep learning and offer ample time for project development that authentically represents the topic learned. I am a better teacher because of this program.”
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 100 spaces available for this year’s interactive 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.
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 a $50 application fee to ensure only serious applicants. This fee is credited to your tuition should you be accepted. For Interactive Track only there is also a required video/phone interview.**
Independent Study Track
Do you prefer to learn on your own? The independent study track allows you to go through this program at your own pace.
2 payments of
or Pay-in-Full for $997
- $50 Application Fee (credited to your tuition if accepted)
- Get immediate access to the entire program upon acceptance
- Submit just your final portfolio (may resubmit twice)
- No live coaching or mentor support
- Go through at your own pace
Interactive Online Program
Do you prefer to learn with others and have 1:1 support from a coach? The interactive option is for you.
12 payments of
or Pay-in-Full for $2250
- $50 Application Fee (credited to your tuition if accepted)
- Video/Phone Interview Required for Admission
- Get access to the program on July 1
- Work on each sprint during a set time
- Live video coaching support and a cohort of other members
- Interact with the certification community
- Get instant feedback to make adjustments as you go
- Submit each component of the portfolio before sending in the final version.
- Immediate access to bonus material to get you started on the right foot.
We make the payment process for this program extremely easy. We accept the following forms of payment:
- School Purchase Orders
- Credit Cards
Tuition 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 DATE TO REMEMBER
An application is required to be considered for admission into the arts integration certification program. The application process requires a brief information form. The interactive track application also includes a video chat interview with the program directors. This helps you to ask questions and ensure this is the best program for your goals.
You can submit an application using the deadline information below. Our team will review your application and send you a status letter via email within the timeframes listed.
FINAL DEADLINE TO APPLY
MARCH 15, 2019
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the better your chances of acceptance into your chosen track. With limited spaces available, admittance cannot be guaranteed. Applicants will receive notification of admission status by March 31, 2019.
How it Works
The entire arts integration certification program will kick off on July 1, 2019. Here’s what happens…