Ethics and Equity for Art Education Leadership

Investigate the role of the art educator to enact change and inspire others in the community through equitable and ethical practices.

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Art educators and artists have innovative leadership qualities and skillsets. This course looks at the role of art leaders in contemporary equity and ethics issues, offering multiple voices from around the world. Examine leadership fundamentals as a means of understanding one’s strengths and skills. Participants will take a deep look at the role of reflective practices and how understanding the adult learner impacts professional relationships for effective leadership. Participants will leave this course with a stronger understanding of an art educator’s responsibility to enact change through the lens of equitable and ethical practices, including foundational advocacy research to inspire others to follow their own visions.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Suggested Course Sequence

  1. ARE549: Ethics and Equity for Art Education Leadership
  2. ARE551: Advocating for the Visual Arts
  3. ARE553: Principles of Art and Business
  4. ARE555: Designing and Leading Professional Learning

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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