Designing Your Art Curriculum

Create your best art curriculum by leveraging research and applying standards-supported techniques to share relevant and engaging art lessons.

A quality curriculum is fluid and adapts with time. In this course, participants will plan, develop, revise, and implement curriculum for a course or grade level aligned with their teaching philosophy. Curriculum development begins after critiquing the impact of new and historical trends on art education. Participants will dissect curricular approaches in art education and analyze real art curricula samples from across the globe. Participants will strengthen their curriculum knowledge by exploring inclusive practices, differentiation, assessment, scaffolding, growth mindset strategies, curriculum adaptability, and standards alignment. Upon completion of this course, participants will have an original curriculum ready for implementation and a scaffolding map to use toward building additional curriculum.

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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