Course Description

This course is designed to explore secondary art instruction. Participants learn to create relevant art lesson plans that incorporate all art disciplines for a diverse student body. Advocacy for the arts, assessing student art, incorporating art from diverse perspectives, creativity, art classroom management, and using technology in the art classroom are also explored.

This graduate course is 4 weeks.

Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Course Objectives

Conceptual, Cultural, and Historical Foundations of Art

  • Examine the cultural content of art.
  • Analyze the curricular structure of comprehensive art education.
  • Discuss the social construction of art history.
  • Discuss the need for arts advocacy.

Authentic Art Instruction and Assessment

  • Design art lesson plans that meet national and state standards.
  • Create lesson plans to teach diverse perspectives in art.
  • Identify methods to modify lesson plans and meet diverse learner needs.
  • Develop assessments for secondary art projects.

Making and Analyzing Art

  • Discuss making art for meaning.
  • Explore making art as symbolic communication.
  • Examine qualitative instruction in making art.
  • Examine instruction in creativity.
  • Analyze art using an art criticism model.
  • Develop clear guidelines for secondary students to use when analyzing art.
  • Examine instruction in aesthetics.

Art Classroom Management and Technologies

  • Identify classroom management methods for the art classroom and teaching philosophy.
  • Identify technological tools and resources for art instruction.
  • Identify ways to remediate and extend lessons in the art classroom.




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12:00AM to 11:59AM
Sep 15, 2020 to Oct 12, 2020
Online Campus
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
3 Credit Hours
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