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In this practical course, you’ll discover strategies for designing a highly personalized curriculum specific to the needs of your unique students and your individual style through the exploration of various approaches in the field of art education and real art curricula samples from across the globe. You will discuss and analyze traditional and contemporary philosophies that drive curricula in the art room as you cultivate ideas applicable to your own classroom needs. At the completion of this course, you will have produced your own comprehensive art curriculum ready for immediate implementation.
For the official course description, see the Academic Catalog.
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A sample assignment from Week 1 of the class Designing Your Art Curriculum
"This course helped my get organized with my art program. Through discussion board postings and collaboration from other students, I was able to learn new perspectives in art education and new strategies. This was a great experience and I learned more in this class about art education and curriculums then in my undergrad and grad school together."
"This was honestly the most useful graduate course I think I've ever taken. What we did was so relevant, useful, and not available anywhere else. I wish my whole department would be able take this course. Thanks so much for offering it!"
"I took this class just to help me re-think my teaching. I have been teaching quite a while and although I feel that I am a seasoned teacher, I learned so much. Everyone should take time to re-evaluate their program and this class does such a good job in guiding you through the process."
Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course Designing Your Art Curriculum. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12-month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 2/27/2020
"THE COURSE CONTENT WAS RELEVANT AND UP-TO-DATE."
"MY INSTRUCTOR PROVIDED VALUE-ADDED CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENHANCE DISCUSSIONS AND ENGAGE STUDENTS."
"I ACHIEVED THE GOALS I SET AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS COURSE."
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