Arts Integration Certification

Take the next step in your arts integration journey.

Enrollment is open NOW for Independent Study.

Interested in the Interactive experience? That will open again in February, 2021.

Enrollment is open NOW for Independent Study.

Interested in the Interactive experience? That will open again in February, 2021.

About Certification

Becoming an Arts Integration Specialist

The IAS Arts Integration Certification Program for Independent Study is an online program for educators who want to become Arts Integration Specialists and enjoy learning on their own. Independent learners prefer to move at their own pace without the guidance of a coach or the structure of deadlines. With the self-study version of this program, you can complete this at your own pace (take up to 3 years) and can begin at anytime.

This certification program gives you the skills and tools you need to lead a successful school or district initiative for integrating the arts. We’ve already helped hundreds of educators and we’d be honored to work with you too.

Duration

Self-paced, online

23 Accredited CEUs

Flexible

Independent Study

Move through at your convenience

Program Fee

$1497 all-inclusive

Flexible Payment Available

Is this for you?

The independent study version of this program is created for educators who enjoy the flexibility of self-paced learning and do not require a cohort of other learners or a 1:1 instructor to do their best work. Our applicants are interested in becoming leaders of arts integration and STEAM efforts in their schools or districts. These include:

  • Classroom Teachers

  • Arts Teachers

  • Curriculum Coordinators

  • STEAM Teachers

  • Administrators or District-Level Leaders

“The program has offered me more than I could’ve imagined. Thanks to the IAS certification program, this current school year has seen the biggest impact on ideas, collaborations, and programs.”

– MARLY PARKER, CERTIFICATION ALUMNI

About Certification

Becoming an Arts Integration Specialist

The IAS Arts Integration Certification Program for Independent Study is an online program for educators who want to become Arts Integration Specialists and enjoy learning on their own. Independent learners prefer to move at their own pace without the guidance of a coach or the structure of deadlines. With the self-study version of this program, you can complete this at your own pace (take up to 3 years) and can begin at anytime.

This certification program gives you the skills and tools you need to lead a successful school or district initiative for integrating the arts. We’ve already helped hundreds of educators and we’d be honored to work with you too.

Duration

Self-paced, online

23 Accredited CEUs

Flexible

Independent Study

Move through at your convenience

Program Fee

$1497 all-inclusive

Flexible Payment Available

Is this for you?

The independent study version of this program is created for educators who enjoy the flexibility of self-paced learning and do not require a cohort of other learners or a 1:1 instructor to do their best work. Our applicants are interested in becoming leaders of arts integration and STEAM efforts in their schools or districts. These include:

  • Classroom Teachers

  • Arts Teachers

  • Curriculum Coordinators

  • STEAM Teachers

  • Administrators or District-Level Leaders

“The program has offered me more than I could’ve imagined. Thanks to the IAS certification program, this current school year has seen the biggest impact on ideas, collaborations, and programs.”

– MARLY PARKER, CERTIFICATION ALUMNI

What You’ll Learn

Whether you want to become a national leader in using Arts Integration or the go-to person in your school/district for STEAM and Arts Integration, this certification program will help you with:

what you'll learn in certification

Program Overview

The Arts Integration Certification Program is broken into 4 carefully-designed sprints. Each sprint contains 5-6 core video trainings, workbooks to help you put your learning into practice and a culminating project. Each project is part of your certification portfolio which is submitted to the mentor panel when you finish all 4 sprints.

Independent learners have access to all sprints right away.  So you can move through at your own pace.  Here’s the outline of each sprint…

Sprint 1: Foundations of Integration

  • Overview of Arts Integration
  • AI Strategies
  • Connecting through Standards
  • Standards Alignment Process
  • AI Lesson Planning
  • Building Buy-In

Sprint project: Create a set of 8-10 total standards alignments

Sprint 2: Lessons & Assessments

  • Components of an Arts Integration Lesson
  • Sequencing Strategies to Lessons to Projects
  • Lesson Implementation Cycle
  • The Purpose of Assessment
  • Assessing Integration

Sprint project: Create 2 Arts Integration Lessons with Assessments (must include diagnostic, formative and summative examples).

Sprint 3: Connecting with Other Initiatives

  • What is STEAM and how do we use it?
  • STEAM vs. Arts Integration
  • Creating a PD Session on Strategies, Lessons, Assessments, Standards or Extensions
  • Presenting your PD Session via Recorded Video

Sprint project: Create a PD session about arts integration or STEAM via recorded video which is shared at an online conference.

Sprint 4: Leading Change Efforts

  • Embracing Leadership
  • Addressing Challenges
  • Integrating Data Analysis
  • Working with Administration
  • Teaching Adults this Approach

Final Sprint Project: Create a final portfolio that highlights your abilities as an arts integration specialist.

Accreditation, PD Hours and CEUs

This program is fully accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training  (IACET). All independent program participants will receive 520 PD hours and 23 CEUS from The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM upon successful completion of the program. These are often acceptable for re-licensure and salary advancement purposes. You’ll also be certified as an arts integration specialist through our accredited organization and receive access to our jobs board, certified specialist directory, and Accelerator membership.

STANDARDS FOR CERTIFICATION

DOWNLOAD THE FULL STANDARDS OF PRACTICE PDF

This arts integration certification program is grounded in meeting the following established standards:

STANDARD 1: KNOWLEDGE OF ARTS PROCESSES

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists have a working knowledge of processes in visual art, music, theater, dance and media arts and actively seek out opportunities to integrate these processes across content areas.

STANDARD 2: KNOWLEDGE OF CURRICULUM STANDARDS

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists know where to find curriculum standards for any content area, as well as how they are organized, how to read and understand standards for various content areas, and the relationship between curriculum standards across content areas.

STANDARD 3: PROVIDING EQUITABLE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists are able to create arts integrated lesson plans which are responsive to student learning preferences, are differentiated, and clearly showcase alignment to standards and equitable assessments.

STANDARD 4: IMPLEMENTING ASSESSMENT PRACTICES ACROSS CONTENT AREAS

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists design assessments that are intentionally aligned with the standards in both the arts and content areas outlined at the outset of the lesson or unit.

STANDARD 5: LEADING EDUCATORS

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists actively seek to collaborate with and lead teachers in other content areas through the use of strategies, standards alignment, lesson delivery, assessment and partnerships.

STANDARD 6: CONDUCTING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists demonstrate an expert ability to develop and implement valuable learning experiences through arts integrated PD opportunities in all content areas.

STANDARD 7: IMPLEMENTING ARTS INTEGRATION PHILOSOPHY

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists demonstrate an expert ability to develop an evolving philosophy that addresses the goals of arts integration and identifies concrete behaviors that emerge in arts integrated schools.

STANDARD 8: CREATING A PRACTICE OF INTENTIONAL REFLECTION AND REVISION

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists intentionally reflect on their teaching and learning process, as well as their facilitation of arts integration efforts, and use these reflections to guide revisions to their practice as necessary.

BONUSES INCLUDED

We want to set you up for maximum success right from the start.  That’s why all enrollees receive the following extras in their platform:

SETUP FOR SUCCESS AUDIO TRAINING

This audio training gives you all the information you need to help ensure you’re successful in the program.  It helps you prepare your mindset, as well as your schedule, for optimal program readiness.

ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE SUITE

Once enrolled, you instantly get access to our courses Creative Mindset, Assessment for Makers and Designed to STEAM.  This helps you build foundational knowledge in the approach prior to the start of the program.  You’ll have access to these for life!

** Valued at $447

MASTER CLASS TRAINING – BECOMING AN ARTS INTEGRATION CONSULTANT

Ever wonder what it takes to become an arts integration consultant that works with schools, districts and organizations around the world?  As a graduation bonus, you’ll receive a special master class training with details on how to become a sought-after consultant or PD provider.  We cover everything from tax setup to positioning yourself in the marketplace in this special segment just for our certification grads.

** Valued at $1500

ACCELERATOR ACCESS FOR A FULL YEAR

As an arts integration specialist, you need the right tools for the educators you work with.  So we supply you with complimentary access to our Accelerator platform for a full year.  This contains our full K-12 curriculum, all online events, our video library and a full resource catalog you can download.

** Valued at $299

How it Works

You’ll receive access to the entire certification program immediately after you complete the enrollment form. Here’s what happens…

FROM OUR GRADUATES…

“The program has offered me more than I could’ve imagined. Thanks to the IAS certification program, this current school year has seen the biggest impact on ideas, collaborations, and programs.

I have learned so much regarding the nuts and bolts of arts integration, that I’ve found myself inspiring others when sharing what I’ve learned. The certification process has caused my brain to spark ideas and expanded my love of teaching using arts integration.

I’m grateful to be a part of the certification program. The sprints offer what needs to be learned in bite size increments that allow for deep learning and offer ample time for project development that authentically represents the topic learned. I am a better teacher because of this program.”

marly parker certification graduate class of 2018

BENEFITS TO CERTIFICATION

Why get certified?  There are some great benefits that are available to you when you decide to invest in yourself and your career through our certification program.

Our certification alumni are working as arts integration and STEAM specialists, consultants, and school leaders.

Payment Process

We make the payment process for this program extremely easy.  We accept the following forms of payment:

  • School Purchase Orders
  • Credit Cards
  • Check

Tuition is ONLY due if you are accepted into the program.  If so, payment is due within 15 days of acceptance through your preferred payment method.  If you are paying for yourself, we also have the added benefit of providing you with a convenient monthly installment plan to make the program budget-friendly.  

marly parker certification graduate class of 2018

Tuition

This is a comprehensive and internationally recognized certification program.  As such, your investment reflects that value.

Independent Track

Perfect for those who like working on their own, at their own pace.

(4) payments of

$399

or $1497 if paid in full.

  • Get immediate access to the entire program

  • Submit just your final portfolio (may resubmit twice)

  • No live coaching or mentor support

  • Go through at your own pace

  • Quarterly tips and tricks call with one of our coaching staff

Success Stories

Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to feel totally comfortable enrolling in this arts integration certification program. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!

Can I learn at my own pace?

Yes! Since you are taking the independent study track, you can move through everything at your own pace – there are no set timelines.

What is the difference between Independent Study and Interactive?

Independent study is open year-round and is for anyone who enjoys working through an intensive program on their own without a lot of help. The interactive experience opens once per year from February-March for applications. We only accept 100 people into the interactive experience each year. This experience provides each learner with a dedicated coach to guide them through the work, a cohort of peers to connect and collaborate with through the program, and an incredible amount of support. The interactive experience runs live from July-May each year and ensures that you graduate the program within 1 year.  Independent study provides you with the flexibility to move through the program at your own pace, and you’ll have up to 3 years to complete the program.

Can I receive PD hours for my school/district?

That will be completely up to your school or district.  The total time investment in this program is 520 clock hours.  At the end of your certification program, you will be provided with a certificate of completion for those clock hours, as well as a certificate stating that you are a Level I Certified  Arts Integration Specialist through IAS.  We definitely recommend you check with your district if you plan to use this program for CPU/PD hour requirements.

What is the total investment for this program?

Your total investment is  is $1497 if paid in full or 4 installment payments of $399 (totaling $1596). 

Can I use a purchase order?  What if I have a group?

School districts MAY use a purchase order – please contact us for more details if your application is accepted and your would like to use a school purchase order.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please contact us for those rates.  Please note: each person in the group must apply and be accepted into the program first.

What is the time commitment for this program?

This program has been organized into (4)  sprints, which each typically take between 8-10 weeks to complete.  However, everyone moves through the program differently based on the natural flow of their lives. We are all busy and we designed this program to be cognizant that you are probably doing this while still working your full-time job.  This is a time commitment, but you’ll definitely get out of it what you put in.

What if I have questions?

We have a great team of people who are here to support you all of the way.  If you run into an issues, or even if you just need a sounding board for an idea – we’re just an email, phone call or text away.

Phone/Text: 443-821-1089 or Email us here

Set yourself up for success

Apply today for the Arts Integration Specialist Certification Program.  It’s the first step towards your best future.