Essentials of Education

Forge a foundational understanding of educational pedagogy, inclusive methods, curriculum design, and teaching strategies.

3 Credits|8 Weeks|$1197

In education, organically choreographing teaching and learning are essential for student success. This course fosters learning by creating practical tools for the art room. Participants will dive into the essentials of education, providing a foundational understanding of how learning occurs, educational pedagogy, methods for reaching learners through inclusive practices, curriculum design, and effective teaching strategies. By course end, participants will possess essential knowledge in foundational education approaches and strategies. 

Note: Credits earned cannot be applied to degree program requirements.  Some degree-seeking applicants may be required to take this course as a pre-requisite to enter the degree program.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Required Materials

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video 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)
  • Your AOEU Google Drive account 
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)


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