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Teaching Methods: Secondary Art




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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course is designed to explore secondary art instruction. Participants learn to create relevant art lesson plans that incorporate all art disciplines for a diverse student body. Advocacy for the arts, assessing student art, incorporating art from diverse perspectives, creativity, art classroom management, and using technology in the art classroom are also explored. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.



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Conceptual, Cultural, and Historical Foundations of Art

  • Examine the cultural content of art.
  • Analyze the curricular structure of comprehensive art education.
  • Discuss the social construction of art history.
  • Discuss the need for arts advocacy.

Authentic Art Instruction and Assessment

  • Design art lesson plans that meet national and state standards.
  • Create lesson plans to teach diverse perspectives in art.
  • Identify methods to modify lesson plans and meet diverse learner needs.
  • Develop assessments for secondary art projects.

Making and Analyzing Art

  • Discuss making art for meaning.
  • Explore making art as symbolic communication.
  • Examine qualitative instruction in making art.
  • Examine instruction in creativity.
  • Analyze art using an art criticism model.
  • Develop clear guidelines for secondary students to use when analyzing art.
  • Examine instruction in aesthetics.

Art Classroom Management and Technologies

  • Identify classroom management methods for the art classroom and teaching philosophy.
  • Identify technological tools and resources for art instruction.
  • Identify ways to remediate and extend lessons in the art classroom.


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( 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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