Social-Emotional Learning in the Visual Arts

Build a solid foundation of social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies and create tools to support SEL integration in the art room.

3 Credits|8 Weeks|$1197

Students and teachers face increasingly complicated social and emotional challenges, but their experiences in the art room can support their personal development. This course will provide participants with a foundation of social-emotional learning (SEL) concepts and strategies, including competencies and modalities to increase students’ self-esteem and sense of community while supporting teachers’ social and emotional awareness. Through qualitative inquiry, participants will demonstrate an understanding of the social, emotional, and artistic development of students and design curricula to bridge SEL competencies with creative experiences. Participants will amass a collection of tools, including lesson plans, community resources, project ideas, and organizational strategies to support the integration of SEL in the art room.

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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