Arts Integration Certification

Take the next step in your arts integration journey.

Enrollment is open NOW through March 19. Only 50 spaces still available!

Early Decision Enrollment is open NOW through February 26. Only 75 spaces available!

Enrollment Open

Now – Mar 19, 2021.
Rolling admissions policy in effect.

Flyer Available- click here

Duration

1 year, online

Includes a cohort and dedicated coach

23 CEUs + Grad Credit

Program Fees

$2250 for early enrollment (Payment Plans start at $199/mo)

Flexible Payment Plans Available

About Certification

Becoming an Arts Integration Specialist

The IAS Arts Integration Certification Program is an intensive, one-year 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.

Is This for You?

This program is created for educators who 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

“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 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.

This program is grounded in meeting these established standards.

View the full 2021-2022 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 and get an additional $2,372 in bonuses

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:

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 Masterclass

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.

(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: $225) Included with your enrollment

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.

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

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

“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

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:

  • 720 PD Hours and 23 CEUs Included
  • IACET Accredited Certification
  • State-of-the-Art Online Learning Platform
  • Listed in our Specialist Directory for Schools/Districts

This is a highly-competitive program; we only have 50 spaces still available for this year’s interactive cohort.

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:

  • 720 PD Hours and 23 CEUs Included
  • IACET Accredited Certification
  • State-of-the-Art Online Learning Platform
  • Listed in our Specialist Directory for Schools/Districts

This is a highly-competitive program; we only have 75 spaces available for this year’s interactive cohort.

How it Works

The entire arts integration certification program will kick off on July 1, 2021. Here’s what happens…

What Sets This Program Apart?

If you feel like you’re the only one using this approach and frustrated that you can’t get others on board – we can help.  Once you’re accepted into this program, you’ll have guidance and support from a community of like-minded educators in a safe and encouraging space.

01 | Dedicated Coaches Invested in You

You’re never alone in this program. Your mentor will get to know you, provide direct feedback weekly and help guide your next steps.

02 | Extraordinary Community

Upon acceptance, you’ll be carefully placed into a cohort of between 25-28 other educators.  These amazing people will encourage, support, and collaborate with you all year long – and beyond!  Previous graduates have found lifelong connections with their cohort groups.

03 | Unparalleled Access

Want to have direct access to the entire IAS team?  This program moves you to the front of the line – always.  Ask us anything, we’re here to help.  You’ll always be treated with understanding, honesty and respect.  And once you’re a part of our community, you have lifetime access at no additional charge.

04 | Timeless Approach

We’ve built this program on the bedrock of the arts integration approach: authenticity and integrity. You’ll move through a purposeful sequence of coursework that both stretches and fulfills you.  And, you’ll be able to apply everything immediately in your current role.

Tuition

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

Flexible Payment Options are Available.

BEST VALUE

One Payment of

$2250

(Save $144)

MONTHLY OPTION 1

6 Payments of

$399

(Short-term & budget-friendly)

MONTHLY OPTION 2

12 Payments of

$199

(Long-term & low-monthly)

** Please note: there is currently a $50 application fee to ensure only serious applicants. This fee is credited to your tuition should you be accepted. There is also a required video interview.**

This is the last year we’ll offer tuition at this price.

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.  

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. The application process also includes a video chat interview with the program directors. This helps you to ask questions and ensure this is the best program for your goals.

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.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

March 19, 2021

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 March 30, 2021.

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.

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!

Can I learn at my own pace?

Yes and no. Each sprint is delivered to you in its entirety at the beginning of your 8-week period. You can work ahead within those 8 weeks if you’d like, but you won’t be able to work on the other sprints until we release them to you. 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 720 clock hours.  At the end of your certification program, you will be provided with a certificate of completion for those clock hours, along with 23 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 to accepted enrollees only.

What is the total investment for this program?

Your total investment is $2250 (if paid in full). We also offer 2 installment payment plans for flexibility.  You can either make 6 monthly installment payments of $399 or 12 installment payments of $199. This includes all trainings, office hours, 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) 8-week sprints, each followed by a 4-week rest period to help provide you the deepest learning experience in a compacted period of time. 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’s free to get started and could be the first step towards your best future.