Expected outcomes of the Integrated Teaching through the Arts program.
Below is a partial listing of expected program outcomes for students in the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Integrated Teaching Through the Arts programs (licensure and non-licensure).
To be versed in the theory and practice of art.To have a working knowledge of visual arts, dance/movement, drama, music, poetry and storytelling.To be skilled at using the arts as inquiry.To see the arts broadly and understand the role of artists in our society.To discover ones ability to create, become more expressive, and perceive oneself as a creative person.
To know how to develop and assess integrated arts curriculum to strengthen student learning. To design curriculum and pedagogy integrating the arts throughout the curriculum.To use the arts to teach, motivate, and assess students with diverse learning styles and needs. To understand state standards and how the arts can help achieve them. To understand how the arts can be used to empower the disenfranchised and address diversity issues.
To implement instructional strategies informed by the following: theory of multicultural education (which recognizes the diversity of students' cultures, values, learning styles, and to acknowledgement of ones own); theory of critical pedagogy (which recognizes the economic, political, historic structures that affect equity in education, and allows student voices to critically assess these structures and their roles within them); and theory of learning styles and intelligences.
To implement technology (including computers, telecommunications and multimedia presentations) in their curriculum development.
To become leaders and advocates of the arts within schools and communities.To develop and articulate a philosophy for arts-based education and become an advocate for the arts in education.To have a working knowledge of how to build connections and collaborations among community arts groups, artists, and neighborhood groups to increase and enhance educational outcomes for schools.To promote school, home and community connections.To actively seek funding sources beyond the school confines to pursue educational and arts programming that greatly enhances educational outcomes in the program.
To be reflective practitioners and lifelong learners.To be a teacher who actively constructs knowledge.To use reflective practice to grow as an educator.To use the arts as a means of ongoing inquiry.To incorporate research into policy decisions and initiate independent inquiry leading toward improved teaching and learning.
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