Arts Integration: How Art Increases Academic Capacity

Explore leadership and advocacy pathways to increase arts integration and achievement opportunities within and beyond the art room.

When students engage in art integrated with other academic areas, deeper, more complete connections provide increased learning and achievement opportunities. Participants will investigate integrating art processes and concepts with fine arts or other disciplines in this course. Curricular plans and components will center on the power of a collective approach that all learners can access. Advocating for arts integration is a powerful way to build a bridge between the visual arts and other disciplines. This course explores school and district leadership pathways to increase academic capacity within and beyond the art room.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Required Materials

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video input and output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)


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