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Arts Integration Certification

Certification Sneak Peek

Take the next step towards your new future in education while mastering the skills it takes to lead an arts integration effort.

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Enrollment with Special Bonuses Ends: February 15th at 11:59PM EST

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About Certification

The IAS Arts Integration Certification™ Program is an online program of study for educators who want to become Arts Integration Specialists.

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.

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Benefits to Certification

Whether you’ve been using arts integration for a while and are ready to take your existing work to new heights, or you’re exploring different career options, Arts Integration Certification ™ can help. Here’s how this program can benefit you and your future goals:

Growing Job Market

There is over $2 Million set aside for arts integration specialists for 2022-2024 alone. Hundreds of jobs are opening for educators who specialize in arts integration and STEAM.

Advance with Hours

This accredited program comes with 520 PD hours, 20 CEUs, and up to 6 Grad Credits. So you can advance your career (and on the salary scale) with PD that makes a difference.

Make a (Different) Impact

Getting Certified opens so many doors and opportunities. From leading others to a whole new career, our alums are using their skills in amazing ways – and so can you.

2022 arts integration certification graduates

Is Certification Right For Me?

If you want to learn how to use standards-based arts integration to reach more students, embed creativity back into the curriculum, and lead your school or district in transforming education, Arts Integration Certification™ is for you. Our ideal applicants fall into one of these categories:

  • Classroom Teachers

  • Arts Teachers

  • Curriculum Coordinators

  • STEAM Teachers

  • Administrators or District-Level Leaders

“I loved every (brain-busting) moment of this incredible program! For anyone wanting to learn how to incorporate the arts–and assess and measure successful programs–this is a fantastic certification!”

– STEPHANIE PINTO, 2020 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 using the approach, this certification program will help you with:

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Program Overview

Each sprint in the Arts Integration Certification Program 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.

This program is grounded in meeting these established standards.

View the full 2023-2024 handbook here.

Here’s the outline of each sprint…

SPRINT 1

Foundations of Integration

In this sprint, we uncover what arts integration is and isn’t, arts integration strategies, how to connect through standards, how to use the curriculum mapping process, collaborative planning, and how to use cognitive demand to support standards alignment. You’ll learn:

  • An Overview of Arts Integration
  • Specific AI Strategies in Each Arts Area
  • How to Connect through Standards
  • The Standards Alignment Process
  • The Arts Integration Lesson Planning Process
  • How to Use Cognitive Demand to Support Arts Integration

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

SPRINT 2

Lessons and Assessments

In this sprint, you’re going to learn how to leapfrog from strategies to lessons to projects, the core components of an effective arts integrated lesson, how to assess both sets of standards, write assessments that work and perform data analysis.  Here’s what we’ll cover:

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

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

SPRINT 3

Connecting with Other Initiatives

As an arts integration specialist, you’re going to need to know how to connect with all of the other priorities that are going on in your school or district. In this sprint, you’ll learn how to use STEAM and the Innovation Design Cycle as a way to infuse arts integration when it makes sense.  You’ll also learn how to foster positive relationships with partners and how to present effective professional development. You’ll cover:

  • 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

Inside this sprint, you’ll learn how to embrace your role as a service-centered leader and how to address challenges from this point of view.  You’ll explore:

  • How to Embrace Leadership
  • Addressing Challenges
  • Integrating Data Analysis
  • Working with Administration
  • Teaching Adults this Approach
  • How to Build Buy-In and Break through Resistance

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

Enroll during this special enrollment period and get an additional $3,015 in bonuses.

ONLY available February  1-15.

We want to set you up for maximum success right from the start. That’s why all accepted applicants during this special enrollment period receive the following extras in their platform:

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BONUS 1

Set Up 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.

(Value: $50) Included with your enrollment

BONUS 2

Online Course Suite Access

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!

(Value: $597) Included with your enrollment

BONUS 3

Become an Arts Integration Consultant Career Kit

Ever wonder what it takes to become an arts integration consultant that works with schools, districts and organizations around the world?  This Career Kit has 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.

(Value: $1500) Included with your enrollment

BONUS 4

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.

(Value: $325) Included with your enrollment

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Optional Live Virtual Coaching: Sprint Intensives

While the core program is self-paced, all participants have the option to add live, online coaching to any or all sprints.

These are called “Sprint Intensives”. Each 8-week Intensive meets in a dedicated Zoom room and allows you to work with a coach and cohort of others for your selected Sprint.

These Sprint Intensives are offered all year long, and help support learners who prefer more direction, a guide to preview their work, and a timeline to complete a Sprint.

You can review the Sprint Intensives Catalog here.

These coaching opportunities are optional, and carry an additional $250 fee per sprint.

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How it Works

The entire arts integration certification program is available as soon as you enroll. Here’s what happens…

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As a Level 1 Certified Specialist…

…you’ll join hundreds of our alumni who are making a big impact in education. Here’s what some of them are up to:

  • Working in schools and districts as Arts Integration Specialists, team leaders, or teacher coaches

  • Private arts integration consultants

  • Nationally-recognized speakers

  • State-recognized educators for using Arts Integration as their primary approach to teaching
  • Museum program specialists focusing in Arts Integration and STEAM
  • Arts Integration and STEAM Coordinators

“Do it! It worked into my working schedule in ways that I don’t think my Master’s program will ever be able to. I want you to know: this is powerful stuff. These are intelligent people, it’s a rigorous program, and nobody’s going to waste your time.”

– STEPHANIE PINTO

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Worth Your While

ALUMNI STORIES

“This will really help you grow and think succinctly as a professional. It will help you think about how to tie in so many connections the world provides.”

– LATASHA CASTERLOW-LALLA

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I would do it all over again

ALUMNI STORIES

“The doors this has opened for me have been incredible. The support you receive, the friendships you make, and the resources you receive are irreplaceable.”

– CHRISTY TALMAGE

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Accreditation, PD Hours and Graduate Credit

This program is fully accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training  (IACET). All program participants will receive at least 520 PD hours and 20 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 if they also complete 1:1 coaching for all 4 sprints.

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Are there Jobs for This?

Simply put: yes. All year long, we receive inquiries for arts integration specialists to work with schools, districts, and organizations. Over the last 5 years, we’ve seen incredible increases in the amount of Arts Integration and STEAM Specialist positions available in and out of schools. In this year alone, we’ve seen over $2 million of Arts Integration Specialist salaries funded from federal grants.

Schools, organizations, and communities are seeking educators who know how to make connections and provide creative learning opportunities.

We cannot guarantee you a job – that wouldn’t be ethical. But what we CAN guarantee is this program will expand your capacities as an educator, build your leadership skills, and help you secure valuable connections that will increase your value in the marketplace.

Many of our graduates have created their own positions after going through this program. Their administration saw the transformation and bought in. Other graduates have gone on to become national consultants, leaders in their schools and districts, and award-winning program directors.

This program will help you flex and expand your job skills, bringing you exponential opportunity for the future.

OTHER BENEFITS TO CERTIFICATION INCLUDE:

  • 520 PD Hours and 20 CEUs Included
  • IACET Accredited Certification
  • State-of-the-Art Online Learning Platform
  • Listed in our Alumni Directory for Schools/Districts

This is a highly-competitive program – apply now for the best opportunity.

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Are there Jobs for This?

Simply put: yes. All year long, we receive inquiries for arts integration specialists to work with schools, districts, and organizations. Over the last 5 years, we’ve seen incredible increases in the amount of Arts Integration and STEAM Specialist positions available in and out of schools. Schools, organizations, and communities are seeking educators who know how to make connections and provide creative learning opportunities.

We cannot guarantee you a job – that wouldn’t be ethical. But what we CAN guarantee is this program will expand your capacities as an educator, build your leadership skills, and help you secure valuable connections that will increase your value in the marketplace.

Many of our graduates have created their own positions after going through this program. Their administration saw the transformation and bought in. Other graduates have gone on to become national consultants, leaders in their schools and districts, and award-winning program directors.

This program will help you flex and expand your job skills, bringing you exponential opportunity for the future.

OTHER BENEFITS TO CERTIFICATION INCLUDE:

  • 520 PD Hours and 20 CEUs Included
  • IACET Accredited Certification
  • State-of-the-Art Online Learning Platform
  • Listed in our Alumni Directory for Schools/Districts

This is a highly-competitive program – apply now for the best opportunity.

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Let’s Sum It All Up – Here’s Everything Included in Your Tuition

It’s important you know the enormous value you’ll get in this program. These numbers are not inflated – they’re an honest, good faith estimate since you can’t purchase these items separately from the Certification program.

The Core 4-Sprint Arts Integration Certification™ Program

This four-Sprint accredited program has taken 7 years to research, develop, refine, and package for you to get outstanding arts integration results. This includes transcripts, streaming videos, MP3s, and action guides.

($5,000 value)

Done-for-You Resource Lists, Templates, and Reference Files

If you’ve ever spent hours looking for professional-quality resources, then you know how valuable this is. These accompanying resources will save you hours of time and you’ll want to laminate them because they get used so often.

($400 value)

Bonus Masterclasses, Advanced Trainings, and Exclusive Supports

Our bonus courses and resources have been created based on years of research supporting arts integration specialists and schools to see success with implementation. This is information not provided anywhere else and it’s exclusively for our learners.

($3,015 value)

An Internationally-Accredited Certification with 520 PD Hours and 20 CEUs (plus optional grad credit)

This is an investment in yourself. Our program is considered globally to be the “Gold Standard” in arts integration. By getting certified in this program, you’re opening doors for your future. Whether it’s for salary advancement or for a career change, this program will immediately yield you a return on your investment. In fact, if you get hired for just one consulting session as a result of being certified, you’ll have covered the cost of your tuition.

(Priceless)

Total Certification Program Value: $8,415

Total Certification Tuition Only: $1,997

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Tuition

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

School POs are accepted.

Flexible Payment Options are Available.

BEST VALUE

One Payment of

$1997

(Lowest cost)

FLEXIBLE PAYMENTS

6 Payments of

$399

(Short-term and budget-friendly)

BEST VALUE

One Payment of

$1997

(Lowest cost)

FLEXIBLE PAYMENTS

6 Payments of

$399

(Short-term and budget-friendly)

** Please note: there is currently a $25 application fee to ensure only serious applicants. And NO tuition is due unless accepted.

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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.  

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IMPORTANT DATE TO REMEMBER

Application Process

An application is required to be considered for admission into the arts integration certification program. The application process requires a brief information form and a $25 application fee to ensure serious candidates. This application fee will be credited either to your tuition (if accepted), or to one of our other programs (if not accepted).

You can submit an application using the deadline information below. Our team will review your application and send you a status letter via email within the timeframes listed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

February 15, 2023

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  The earlier you apply, the better your chances of acceptance. With limited spaces available, admittance cannot be guaranteed.  Applicants will receive notification of admission status by February 17, 2023.

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READY TO GET STARTED?

It’s your time. Time to lead innovative and successful arts integration initiatives – no matter where you are. If you’re ready for a learning experience that will challenge and fulfill you, click the Apply button and get started.

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Remember: no tuition is due unless you are accepted and we will personally review your application to ensure that this program is the right fit for you. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. See you inside!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Can I learn at my own pace?

Yes! You’ll get access to everything as soon as you enroll. If you decide to take an optional Sprint Intensive, your coach will work with you during an 8-week period. You’ll need to review all of the lesson material prior to the 8-week coaching. This is so that you have the opportunity to really dig into the content of each sprint, connect with your cohort and have adequate time to work on your project submission.

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 (with an additional 200 PD hours if you take all 4 sprint intensives).  At the end of your certification program, you will be provided with a certificate of completion for those clock hours, along with 20 CEUs, and 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 CEU/PD hour requirements.

There is also an opportunity to earn 6 graduate credits (for an additional fee of $594 plus $12 transcript fee) from our accredited partner, CSU San Marcos.  That will be made available only to accepted enrollees who complete all 4 sprint intensives.

What is the total investment for this program?

Your total investment is $1997 (if paid in full). We also offer an installment payment plan for flexibility.  You can make 6 monthly installment payments of $399 or pay the tuition in full. This includes all trainings, materials, and portfolio review.

Keep in mind that other certification and advanced study programs can cost up to $5,000-10,000 and they do not provide the practical focus of this arts integration program.

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, each followed by a recommended 4-week rest period to help provide you the deepest learning experience in a compacted period of time. You’ll have up to 3 years to complete the program. We are all busy and our mentors are cognizant that you are probably doing this while still working your full-time job.  We provide as much flexibility as possible, but please keep in mind that this is a time commitment and can be intense during each sprint. Think of each sprint as taking a master’s degree course.

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 could be the first step towards your best future.

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