Arts Integration Certification

Take the next step in your arts integration journey. Become a certified arts integration specialist with this self-paced, online accredited program.

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Arts Integration Certification

Take the next step in your arts integration journey. Become a certified arts integration specialist with this self-paced, online accredited program.

APPLY NOW

About this Program

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More than ever, educators are open and excited about the possibilities of integrated studies and creative teaching methods.

That’s where becoming a certified arts integration specialist comes in…

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.

How will this program 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 and 20 CEUs. 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, in and out of the classroom. From leading others to a whole new career, our alums are using their skills in amazing ways – and so can you.

Program Goals

The following are the goals for learners who complete the IAS Arts Integration Certification Program:

  • Providing deep knowledge and understanding of arts integration and STEAM methodology.
  • Developing learner capacity to build and sustain focus on developing an arts integration portfolio of work that is reflective of their teaching philosophy and personal teaching practice.
  • Cultivating learner ability to analyze and review data as a means of developing arts integration and STEAM interventions for students.
  • Encouraging reflection of the learner’s own teaching and leading practices, as well as how to collaborate and lead others through arts integrated methods.
  • Creating arts integration and STEAM lessons and assessments which tie into current national standards and various assessment types.
  • Presenting their body of work to a larger audience through a short public presentation and final portfolio.

Here’s what you can expect in this program:

The independent study track provides immediate access to the certification program based upon their payment schedule. When paid in full, learners receive access to all 4 sprints upon enrollment. When selecting the 4-pay plan, learners receive access to all 4 sprints upon enrollment, however, access will be restricted if a payment is missed.

Learners may move through each sprint at their own pace. Learners are expected to submit each project for one-time feedback to ensure they are on the right track as they move through the program.

Independent track learners do not have access to a coach or cohort, but have the flexibility of autonomous learning. However, independent learners will have the ability to connect once per quarter with a member of our Academic team to ask questions and receive clarification.

Final portfolios will go through a revision process, however a successful portfolio (80% or above) must be submitted within 3 iterations.

Upon successful passing of the final portfolio, candidates will receive Level 1 Certification, be recognized during our online commencement in June of the year they finish, be listed in our alumni directory, and receive 520 PD hours and 20 CEUs.

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

Approval Information and Requirements

While you should always follow any pre-approval requirements in your district, we have helped thousands of educators advance on their district’s salary scale and meet their relicensing requirements. Some states require that organizations be pre-approved, while others accept hours based on the certificate received.  Below, find out how we meet the various requirements:

States that require pre-approval which we have achieved:

New York Teachers: Click here to review our CTLE approval and number

Pennsylvania Teachers: Click here to review our Act 48 approval and number

All other teachers: Click here to review our list of states and approval status.

The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  The Institute complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Institute is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Included in this program:

  • 520 PD Hours and 20 CEUs with Certificate (often suitable for relicensure)

  • Self-paced access to all online video lessons, resources, and readings (start as soon as you want!)

  • Take up to 3 years to completed (flexible to your schedule)

  • Private, Online Community with Quarterly Live Zoom Calls

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. No fee to apply.

$1997

OR (4) INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS OF $525

PROGRAM NUMBER: IAS010

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“Before, I really felt like I was on an island. But now, this program has given me a process that I’m able to share with other teachers.”.

– ELIZABETH BROOKS, 2018 ALUMNA

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Included in this program:

  • 520 PD Hours and 20 CEUs with Certificate (often suitable for relicensure)

  • Self-paced access to all online video lessons, resources, and readings (start as soon as you want!)

  • Take up to 3 years to completed (flexible to your schedule)

  • Private, Online Community with Quarterly Live Zoom Calls

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. No fee to apply.

$1997

OR (4) INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS OF $525

PROGRAM NUMBER: IAS010

VIEW THE HANDBOOK

APPLY NOW

“Before, I really felt like I was on an island. But now, this program has given me a process that I’m able to share with other teachers.”.

– ELIZABETH BROOKS, 2018 ALUMNA

VIEW ALL REVIEWS HERE

About this Program

DOWNLOAD STANDARDS

More than ever, educators are open and excited about the possibilities of integrated studies and creative teaching methods.

That’s where becoming a certified arts integration specialist comes in…

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.

How will this program 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 and 20 CEUs. 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, in and out of the classroom. From leading others to a whole new career, our alums are using their skills in amazing ways – and so can you.

Program Goals

The following are the goals for learners who complete the IAS Arts Integration Certification Program:

  • Providing deep knowledge and understanding of arts integration and STEAM methodology.
  • Developing learner capacity to build and sustain focus on developing an arts integration portfolio of work that is reflective of their teaching philosophy and personal teaching practice.
  • Cultivating learner ability to analyze and review data as a means of developing arts integration and STEAM interventions for students.
  • Encouraging reflection of the learner’s own teaching and leading practices, as well as how to collaborate and lead others through arts integrated methods.
  • Creating arts integration and STEAM lessons and assessments which tie into current national standards and various assessment types.
  • Presenting their body of work to a larger audience through a short public presentation and final portfolio.

Here’s what you can expect in this program:

The independent study track provides immediate access to the certification program based upon their payment schedule. When paid in full, learners receive access to all 4 sprints upon enrollment. When selecting the 4-pay plan, learners receive access to all 4 sprints upon enrollment, however, access will be restricted if a payment is missed.

Learners may move through each sprint at their own pace. Learners are expected to submit each project for one-time feedback to ensure they are on the right track as they move through the program.

Independent track learners do not have access to a coach or cohort, but have the flexibility of autonomous learning. However, independent learners will have the ability to connect once per quarter with a member of our Academic team to ask questions and receive clarification.

Final portfolios will go through a revision process, however a successful portfolio (80% or above) must be submitted within 3 iterations.

Upon successful passing of the final portfolio, candidates will receive Level 1 Certification, be recognized during our online commencement in June of the year they finish, be listed in our alumni directory, and receive 520 PD hours and 20 CEUs.

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

Approval Information and Requirements

While you should always follow any pre-approval requirements in your district, we have helped thousands of educators advance on their district’s salary scale and meet their relicensing requirements. Some states require that organizations be pre-approved, while others accept hours based on the certificate received.  Below, find out how we meet the various requirements:

States that require pre-approval which we have achieved:

New York Teachers: Click here to review our CTLE approval and number

Pennsylvania Teachers: Click here to review our Act 48 approval and number

All other teachers: Click here to review our list of states and approval status.

The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  The Institute complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Institute is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Is This Program 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

APPLY HERE

Is This Program 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

APPLY HERE

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 an outline of each sprint:

6 Lessons:

  • 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

5 Lessons:

  • 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).

4 Lessons:

  • 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 can be shared publicly.

5 Lessons:

  • 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.

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

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 20 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 alumni network, certified specialist directory, and Accelerator membership (upon graduation).

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 upon graduation, we will 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 $295

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 Alumni…

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Helped me help others

ALUMNI STORIES

“Going through the Certification Program is one of the most growing experiences I’ve had in 20 years as an educator.”

– CATHRYN DEERING

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Opportunities Increased

ALUMNI STORIES

“I wanted something I could add to my professional portfolio that would make me stand apart. This has! Since graduating, my consulting has increased and I am given opportunities to lead.”

– BETH MCCOY

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“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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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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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

$525

or $1997 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

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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.

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 $1997 if paid in full or 4 installment payments of $525 (totaling $2100). 

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.

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