Foundations of Art Education

Investigate program management strategies, curriculum design, and advocacy skills to build a solid foundation for art education.

3 Credits|8 Weeks|$1197

Art education offers learners a variety of opportunities, including communication through personal voice, critical thinking, concept development, and creative problem-solving skills. A historical introduction to art education perspectives synthesizes art and education. This art education perspective lays the foundation for curriculum design, program management, and meeting learners’ needs. Curriculum design elements in this course include instructional strategies that cater to a variety of learners and their creative developmental stages, ensuring the curriculum is appropriate and differentiated to meet every learner’s needs. Expect to build a basic repertoire of program management strategies for budget and supply management and organization. Identify the keys to building a community of support around art programs by refining advocacy skills and recognizing the benefits of relationships with stakeholders.

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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