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Academy of Art University is now offering an Art Teaching Credential program accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our credential program was developed from the ground up to comply with rigorous California standards in performance-based teacher education and the latest developments in education theory and practice. Our Art Teaching Credential program is designed specifically for the art graduate who seeks the fulfillment of guiding others in the exploration of their own creativity and personal artistic development. After completing all coursework and student teaching requirements and passing all four California Teacher Performance Assessments tests (CALTPAs); students are recommended for a K-12 Art California teaching credential.
Since the inception of our Credential Program in 2014, 100% (4 out of 4 graduates) have passed all CALTPA tests and were awarded the California Teaching Credential - Jan. 2017
During this course of study, Teacher Candidates will take 33 semester units of coursework which may be completed online or onsite at the Academy's urban campus in San Francisco with the exception of one semester of student teaching and fieldwork assignments in observing and teaching art to pupils in local Bay Area public schools that must be completed at the Academy's urban campus in San Francisco.
Students applying for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art Education from Academy of Art University have the option to complete the BFA and California Credential Program in 5 years with 141 total units for the two programs.
A valid California Art Teaching Credential is essential to pursue art teacher jobs in California’s public schools. A credential also opens the door to job prospects in teaching art at private schools, community colleges and other career opportunities.
* Candidates wishing to teach outside of California should check with their state for Teaching Credential Reciprocity
** After earning a Master's degree
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
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Academy of Art University maintains classrooms, galleries, lecture halls, theaters and studios located throughout the dynamic and diverse city of San Francisco, including heritage and historical structures that contribute to the energetic, creative fabric of the urban community. In addition to classes for the Art Teaching Credential program that will be conducted in these state-of-the-art facilities, some courses are offered online through the Academy's innovative digital instruction platform.
Per the standards set for all California Teaching Credentials, fieldwork, observations and teaching in public school classrooms must be completed in Bay Area public schools in which Academy of Art University maintains a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Academy of Art University offers Teacher Candidates a unique urban campus experience and the opportunity to interact with a community of artists and designers in the city of San Francisco. Teacher Candidates will bring their pedagogical skills to life in this one-of-a-kind location.
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