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EED/435

Elementary Methods - Fine Arts

Online

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$1194

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course defines and provides a context for teaching and assessing students in the area of fine arts based on scope, sequence, and national and state standards. An emphasis is placed on integrating art across the curriculum. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming and individuals who reside outside the United States.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Define the language of the arts, including vocabulary, elements, and principles.
  • Describe the different types of art.
  • Define a quality, integrated arts program.
  • Locate online and community arts resources for use in the classroom.
  • Compare and contrast national and state arts standards.
  • Describe the stages of child development in relation to the arts.
  • Determine the development of critical thinking skills in relation to arts education.
  • Defend the necessity of arts education.
  • Develop a personal philosophy of arts education.

Week 2

  • Review the periods of history in visual arts.
  • Develop management strategies for the art classroom.
  • Provide examples of techniques for effective display opportunities.
  • Describe management strategies for the visual arts.
  • Provide examples of integrating the arts with other subject areas.
  • Describe assessment strategies for the visual arts.
  • Provide strategies for integrating the arts with other subject areas.
  • Create an effective, standards-based art lesson plan.
  • Identify places to exhibit children’s artwork.

Week 3

  • Explain the importance of teaching historical periods in the arts.
  • Differentiate process orientation versus product orientation in teaching the arts.
  • Review the periods of history in drama.
  • Develop management strategies for the drama classroom.
  • Provide examples of techniques for effective performance opportunities.
  • Describe assessment strategies for drama.
  • Provide examples of integrating drama and the literary arts with other subject areas.

Week 4

  • Apply instructional strategies to accommodate diverse learners.
  • Develop materials that accommodate diverse learners.
  • Create an instructional unit that integrates the arts.
  • Review the periods of history in dance, movement, and music.
  • Develop management strategies to integrate dance, movement, and music into the classroom.
  • Provide strategies of techniques for effective performance opportunities.
  • Describe assessment strategies for dance, movement, and music.
  • Provide examples of integrating dance, movement, and music with other subject areas.

Week 5

  • Develop assessment tools for evaluating student learning and achievement in one of the arts.
  • Develop a standards-based definition of aesthetics.
  • Identify controversies and censorship in arts education.
  • Assess safety issues in the art classroom.
  • Describe how to lead a discussion with children about the arts.
  • Assess arts curriculum based on relevant standards.

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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