Sparkchasers Episode 23 | Show Notes
Is Arts Integration Certification Right for Me?
Are you wondering if Arts Integration Certification is the right next step for you? Tune in as Dr. Typhani Harris and Susan Riley chat about this program and how it has impacted hundreds of alumni. Enrollment is open February 15 – March 19 for the 2021-2022 cohort.
In today’s episode, we’re answering the most frequently asked questions about the program, such as:
- What is Arts Integration Certification? Who is it for?
- What’s the workload like?
- What’s it like being inside the program?
- What do you do with certification once you get it?
- Are there jobs for arts integration specialists?
Plus, we discuss our personal beliefs for why the program is so important, particularly now in the midst of a global pandemic.
How is the Program Structured?
The program is split into (4) 6-8 week sprints and you’ll complete everything within 1 year. Think of each sprint like a grad class. Inside each sprint, you’ll get access to a series of bite-sized video lessons, resources, and the overall sprint project assignment. Each enrollee is part of a team of 15-17 other participants, and is assigned a dedicated coach for the program. This support network will help you during the year and be there to cheer you on even after the program is over.
What do you Learn in Certification?
You’ll be discovering proven arts strategies to use both in and out of the classroom, along with creating arts integrated lessons, assessments, and PD that you can use in your classroom, school, or district. You’ll also be able to develop a portfolio that showcases your skills as an arts integration specialist. This portfolio has been used by many of our alumni as a way to create or apply for a new position, in and out of their school.
Plus, you’ll learn how to position yourself as a leader, and even how to become a sought-after arts integration consultant. With over 300 alumni, we have so many stories of success – and want you to experience this, too!
Accreditation, PD Hours and Graduate Credit
This program is fully accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). All interactive program participants will receive 720 PD hours and 23 CEUs (often used for relicensure requirements and salary scale increases) from The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM upon successful completion of the program, along with being certified as an arts integration specialist through our organization.
Additionally, all participants have the option of registering for 6 graduate credits through our partner, University of California San Marcos.
Ready to Apply?
Applications are required for this program and will only be accepted February 15-March 19, 2021. As we have less than 75 spaces available and we use a rolling admissions process, we highly encourage you to apply early for the best chance of acceptance. To learn more and apply for this year’s program, be sure to visit our Arts Integration Certification page.
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