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Syllabus Art Therapy for Art Teachers

Course Title: Art Therapy for Art Teachers

Semester Credit Hours: 3

Course Code: AOEU ARE536 / Morningside EDUC500 AOE036

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

This course is worth three credit hours and will run for eight weeks. Participants will be invited to the course two days before the scheduled start date, giving them time in advance for organization and planning. Official interactive learning will begin on the first Monday of the month in which the course runs.

Instructor

Instructor details and contact information are listed in the course announcements on the course landing page. Office hours are available by appointment only.

Course Description

Art is a powerful tool for communication, motivation, and healing. In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the field of art therapy and the role of the art therapist as compared to the role of the art educator. Participants will learn how to harness the power art yields with creative strategies designed for the art classroom. Such strategies will help the art educator foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, and promote creative insight in themselves and students.

The art therapy field is led by professional art therapists dedicated to and trained in mental health and human services. This course will not lead to certification or licensure in art therapy.

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the underlying differences between art therapy and art education.
  • Evaluate how the functions of behavior can inform your responses in the art classroom.
  • Identify 2-3 art therapy professionals in and around your building or district.
  • Engage in proactive and positive conversations to support your students.
  • Create art-therapy inspired activities for meaningful incorporation in the classroom.
  • Create resources and instructional materials that you can sue in your art room.

Required Materials

Purchase: None

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)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)

Course Schedule

See the online course calendar in the LMS for specific due dates.

WeekActivityPoint ValueEstimated Workload Hours Per Week
Week 1Discussion Board3012 Hours
Week 2Discussion Board30
Week 2Assignment5014 Hours
Week 3Discussion Board30
Week 3Assignment5024 Hours
Week 4Discussion Board30
Week 4Assignment5021 Hours
Week 5Discussion Board30
Week 5Assignment5021 Hours
Week 6Discussion Board30
Week 6Assignment5022 Hours
Week 7Discussion Board30
Week 7Assignment5015 Hours
Week 8Discussion Board30
Week 8Portfolio3011 Hours
Total585145 Hours

Evaluation Method

Participants are expected to submit all activities by the due dates and progress through the course content in numerical order. All activities including discussion board posts, peer responses, and assignments are evaluated by the instructor using a rubric.

Participant grades are always available in the online grade book inside the LMS. It is the participant’s responsibility to check the online grade book frequently and contact the instructor with questions.

Discussion Boards

Participants interact, collaborate, and share information on discussion boards. Each participant posts an initial contribution, addressing required discussion board questions, and reads and responds to peer posts as required. Participants have two days after the discussion board due date to read and respond to each other’s posts. All discussion boards are evaluated by the instructor using a rubric.

Assignments

Assignments are completed by course participants, addressing required criteria detailed in the course. All assignments are submitted to the instructor inside the LMS. All assignments are evaluated by the instructor using a rubric.

Portfolio

At the end of this course, participants will create a final portfolio of coursework that demonstrates a holistic view of learning.

Course Policies

It is important for participants to review all of AOEU’s Course Policies. Contact your instructor with questions.

Drop Policy

Students are eligible to drop a course and receive 100% tuition refund at any time before 11:59 p.m. Central Time (UTC-5) on the seventh day of a course. See AOEU’s Transfer, Withdrawal, and Tuition Reimbursement policy.

Withdrawal Policy

Students are eligible for a 100% tuition refund at any time before 11:59 p.m. Central Time (UTC-5) on the last day of the course. Withdrawal requests made after 11:59 p.m. Central Time (UTC-5) on the seventh day of the course will be documented as a formal withdrawal (W) on the student record. Withdrawal requests after 11:59 p.m. Central Time (UTC-5) of the course end date will not be accepted. See AOEU’s Transfer, Withdrawal, and Tuition Reimbursement policy.

Late Work

Participants are expected to submit all activities by the due dates. All submissions are time stamped in the LMS. Weekly assignment extensions must be preapproved by the instructor. Unexcused late work will result in a point deduction in accordance with the grading rubric. See AOEU’s Course Progress Policy.

Grading Scale

Letter GradePercentageGPA
A90-100%4.0
B80-89%3.0
C70-79%2.0
D60-69%1.0
F0-59%0.0

See AOEU’s Grading Policy

Academic Integrity

The Art of Education University believes academic integrity is essential in order to maintain the validity of all grades earned and to protect the integrity of the university and all of its students and graduates. Therefore, AOEU adheres to the highest standards when it comes to scholarly work.

All work submitted and/or presented by students must be original and must properly cite all outside inspiration. Original cited work includes, but is not limited to, individual and group assignments in written, oral, and electronic forms, as well as any artistic creations. See the Academic Integrity Policy.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Art of Education University is committed to providing applicable provisions for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. To receive disability services at The Art of Education University, the student must submit an Accommodation Request Form for review. The Dean of Student Services and Head of Compliance will review all applications and respond privately. See the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policy.

Copyright

This course syllabus and course content is the intellectual property of The Art of Education University, LLC. It may not be duplicated or shared in any way without written permission.