The USBE Arts Integration Endorsement is offered through CITES (Center for Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling) at BYU. This endorsement attaches to an elementary teaching license. The course builds capacity in six art forms as well as in integrating the arts across the curriculum. Participants will experience hands-on engaged learning in dance, drama, media arts, music, visual arts, and literary arts with lessons to use with elementary students. The curriculum will also cover arts advocacy, aesthetics, and strategies for building arts-rich schools to serve deep learning and improve school culture.
The program consists of 12 credit hours earned through a hybrid model of learning and 4 elective credits earned through attendance at conferences and workshops such as Arts Express, Arts Engage, UAEA, UMEA, UDEO, UAACT, Orff Schulwerk, Kodaly, and other approved courses.
Participants will demonstrate their learning and competency by creating a digital portfolio. See the nine program learning outcomes here.
An endowment at BYU provides this course and materials free of charge. Participants are required to pay for the 12 credits at $47 per credit across multiple semesters.
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