sec541 | Graduate

Visual Arts Content And Curricular Knowledge

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This course explores the theory, application, and strategies of teaching the visual arts for single-subject teacher candidates. Candidates 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 influence the arts. Candidates develop skills in adapting delivery methods and behavior management plans for individual students and diverse populations. The course also emphasizes classroom management skills, including safety, and the use of technology as they relate to visual arts 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

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    Content and Instructional Strategies

    • Develop strategies to teach students how to critically evaluate a work of art.
    • 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 students how to translate thoughts, perceptions, and ideas into original works of art.

    Student Assessments and Rubrics

    • Evaluate the characteristics of effective visual arts assessment.
    • Analyze formative and summative visual arts assessments and rubrics.
    • Construct a variety of assessments.
    • Explain how to use assessment results to reflect and adapt instruction.

    Incorporating 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.

    Communication, Community, and Classroom Management

    • Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the visual arts classroom.
    • Identify opportunities for careers in art.
    • Analyze professional resources available to visual arts teachers.
    • Analyze how to stay current in visual arts education.
    • Explain effective classroom management techniques that address safety and behavior guidelines.

    Foundations of Visual Arts Education

    • 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.
    • Examine how history and culture influence art.
    • Explain the contribution of art, especially in California culture, society, and economy.

    Instruction: Standards, Differentiation, and Integration

    • Identify the national and state standards in visual arts.
    • Explain ways a teacher can discover the education needs of a diverse student population.
    • Analyze differentiating instruction for diverse students in the visual arts classroom.
    • Integrate visual arts in other content areas on a secondary level.
    • Design a lesson plan with appropriate curriculum mapping.
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