mte528ca | Graduate

Curriculum Constructs And Assessment: Visual Arts

Explore by:

or call us at



This course explores the theory, application, and strategies of teaching visual art in middle and secondary school. Participants identify the educational needs of students by exploring current instructional theory, national and state standards, assessment practices, aesthetic valuing, artistic perception, and historical and cultural origins that impact art. The course also helps prospective educators develop skills in adapting delivery methods and behavior management plans for individual students and diverse populations. The course will also emphasize classroom management skills and use of technology as they relate to visual art instruction. 

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

topic title goes here

    Classroom Assessments and Rubrics

    • Analyze formative and summative visual arts assessments and rubrics.

    • Explain how to assess student’s intent, purpose, and skills to make informed critical judgment of student’s work.

    • Construct a variety of assessments.

    • Analyze ethical issues in assessment.

    • Reflect on instruction to determine students are encouraged in creativity, meeting state standards, developing skills, and problem solving.
    • Evaluate the characteristics of effective visual arts assessment.

    Instructional Design, Standards and Curricula

    • Describe the progression of P–12 state standards in visual arts.
    • Identify the national state standards in visual arts.
    • Analyze differentiating instruction for diverse students in the visual arts classroom.

    • Make application and connections of the visual arts with other subject areas on a secondary level.
    • Describe the importance of curriculum mapping in planning and preparation.
    • Develop an instructional unit for visual arts.

    Technology and Media

    • Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.

    • Explore various technologies and media that can be used to support visual arts instruction.

    • Demonstrate the use of technology for enhancing or creating visual arts.

    • Explore the influence of art in media.

    • Use technology to integrate the arts with other disciplines.
    • Analyze the components of a professional art portfolio.

    Parent, Teacher, and Community Collaboration

    • Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the visual arts classroom.

    • Examine how family and personal experiences shape teaching and learning perceptions in the visual arts classroom.

    Professional Development

    • Identify opportunities for careers in art.

    • Analyze professional resources available to visual arts teachers.

    • Analyze how to stay current in visual arts education.

    Review of Visual Arts Education Content Knowledge

    • Explain the components of quality arts programs or curriculum: criticism, history, production, and aesthetics.

    • Explain a rationale that supports visual arts in the single subject curriculum.

    History and Trends in Visual Arts Education

    • Examine historical and cultural contributions in the role of developing past and current works of art.

    • Explain the contribution of art especially in California culture, society, and economy.

    Instructional Strategies

    • Explain strategies for building students’ comprehension and vocabulary skills in visual arts including elements and principles of design.
    • Analyze effective motivational techniques to engage visual arts students.
    • Identify strategies to teach student how to translate thoughts, perceptions, and ideas into student’s original works of art.
    • Propose innovative instructional strategies and materials used to teach visual arts to diverse students with various levels of training and skills.
    • Develop strategies to help students assess the artist’s intent, purpose, and skills in making informed critical judgments of artwork.
    • Identify ways in which classroom management techniques, including safety, can enhance the visual arts classroom.
    Tuition for individual courses varies. For more information, please call or chat live with an Enrollment Representative.

    Please ask about these special rates:

    Teacher Rate: For some courses, special tuition rates are available for current, certified P-12 teachers and administrators. Please speak with an Enrollment Representative today for more details.

    Military Rate: For some courses, special tuition rates are available for active duty military members and their spouses. Please speak with an Enrollment Representative today for more details.

    The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.

    While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

    Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.