Duration: Self-paced -to be completed within a 6-month time frame. Instructor support included.
Credits: Professional Development Education Hours: 45 Hrs. or 4.5 IACET CEUs.
Semester Hours: Pending.
Art and Creative Development for Young Children is a comprehensive course on implementing a developmentally appropriate art program. It is most appropriate for teachers in a pre-K-3rd grade setting and takes a child-directed approach to art education.
Blending theory and research with practical applications, this course addresses important topics and issues related to creative experiences, such as art and the developing child, special needs and diversity, brain research, and children's artistic development.
Text: Art and Creative Development for Young Children 8th Edition by J. Englebright Fox and Robert Schirrmacher (Included with course)
Learning Outcomes: The participant will be able to demonstrate competence in effective listening and communication skills; knowledge of teaching as a reflective process; planning, developing, implementing, and assessing art in pre-K- 3rd-grade programs; and strategies for integrating art across the curriculum. Teachers will become familiar with NAEYC, DAP, and NAEA standards.
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Courses taken solely for professional development (college credits not included) can be used to meet your recertification or professional development needs (be sure to check with your district/state to determine eligibility). Participants receive a Certificate of Completion listing the course title and number of professional development hours.
Courses taken for professional development college credit receive both a Certificate of Completion for your records and an Official Transcript.