Arts in Education (Certificate)

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The certificate in arts in education is specifically designed for prospective preK-8 educators who wish to enhance their teaching practices by developing the necessary skills to use the arts throughout the curriculum. By weaving the principles and practices of the arts and other disciplinary curricula together, teachers can create rich and engaging environments that enhance student learning by capitalizing on the critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity inherent in the arts and arts experiences.

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Arts in Education (Certificate)

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Program requirements

The certificate in arts in education requires 18 credit hours (12 upper-division). All upper-division courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Arts Education Lower-Division Core -- 6 credit hours
Arts Education Upper-Division Core -- 9 credit hours
Arts Elective Course -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Degree requirements

The certificate in arts in education requires 18 credit hours (12 upper-division). All upper-division courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).

Arts Education Lower-Division Core: (choose two courses from this list)
ARA 195 Art in My World, HU (3)
ARA 218 Art and Visual Learning, HU (3)
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking, HU (3)
FMP 222 Education in Film, L (3)
MUS 210 The Arts Around Us, HU (3)
MUS 211 Dance, Music and Meaning, HU (3)
MUS 212 Music, Meaning and Imagination, HU (3)
MUS 213 Critical Thinking in the Arts, HU (3)
MUS 214 Art, Music and Learning, HU (3)
THP 212 Puppetry with Children (3)

Arts Education Upper-Division Core: (choose three courses from this list)
ARA 311 Art Appreciation and Human Development, HU (3)
ARE 301 Studio Art and Human Development (3)
DCE 350 Dance in the Classroom: Learning through Movement, HU (3)
MUE 310 Music in Early Childhood, HU (3)
MUE 311 Music in the Lives of Children and Youth, HU (3)
THP 311 Creative Drama with Youth, L (3)

Arts Elective Course List: (choose three credit hours from this list)*
ARS 300 Introduction to Art, HU (may receive credit for ARS 100 or 300) (3)
DCE 300 Moving Histories, HU (3)
DCE 301 Meaning in Motion, L or HU (3)
DCE 303 The Body Condition(ed), SB (3)
DCE 402 Ethnography of Dance Practices, L (3)
DCE 404 Dance and Ethics (3)
DCE 405 Rhetorical Moves, L or HU (3)
MUP 442 Instrumental Ensembles (1-2)
MUP 443 Choral Ensembles (1-2)
MUP 450 Choral Union (1-2)
MUP 455 Men's Chorus (1-2)
MUP 457 Women's Chorus (1-2)
MUP 459 Barrett Choir (1 -2)
MUP 489 Ethnomusicology Ensembles (1)
MUP 494 Topic: Concert Band (1-2)
MUS 340 Music for the Concert Hall, Stage and Screen, HU, H (3)
MUS 347 Jazz in America, HU, C (3)
MUS 354 Jazz Giants, HU (3)
MUS 355 American Music, HU, C, H (3)
MUS 356 Broadway and the American Musical, HU (3)
MUS 362 Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture, HU, C (3)
MUS 494 Topic: Urban Dance Music Ensemble (1)
THE 322 Theatre History and Culture, HU, H (3)
THP 411 Methods of Teaching Drama (3)
THP 482 Theatre for Social Change, C (3)

*Some courses are fewer than three hours and may be repeated for credit.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.