Trends in Visual Arts Pedagogy

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed by Congress in December 2015 designates Fine Arts as core subjects. As part of the ESSA call for students to receive a well-rounded education, DODEA has set its goal of establishing an educational system that progressively builds the college and career readiness of all DoDEA students. DoDEA Fine Arts teachers desire to update their pedagogy and have access to resources that support utilizing the NCAS in their classroom to support what students should know and be able to do. This course will offer participants to be able to work with facilitators who have specific knowledge and specialized practice in a wide variety of artistic mediums and pedagogical approaches to teaching the Visual Arts. Participants will focus on developing content that focuses on the National Core Art Anchor Standards. All art techniques and teaching methods taught in this course will be adaptable for all learners, for success to be gained at all levels. Therefore, the course will conclude with participants creating take away lessons geared towards the specific needs of their students.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA educators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Apply the CCRS Fine Arts Standards to the following art making approaches:
    • Textiles
    • Anatomical Drawing
    • Photography
    • Painting
  • Receive instruction on the following pedagogical approaches:
    • Teaching for Artistic Behavior
    • Studio Habits of Mind
  • Create grade level appropriate samples and lesson plans


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.