Designing Your Art Curriculum

Discover current trends in art education, analyze curriculum examples, and engage the principles of action research to develop a culturally responsive and inclusive curriculum for your art classroom.

3 Credits|8 Weeks|$1275

An effective art curriculum should be well-planned yet fluid to adapt to the specific needs of students. In this course, participants will utilize the principles of action research to consider their current curriculum and discover how to transform it to meet the needs of all students. Participants will research trends in art education,  analyze curriculum examples, and plan a new curriculum through a culturally responsive and inclusive lens. Upon completion of this course, participants will create a uniquely scaffolded curriculum, including a curriculum map supported by standard-aligned units of instruction and lesson plans, ready to implement with their students.

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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