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The Fine Arts program requires that students possess a specific degree built on their Fine Arts field. In order to qualify for one of the K-12 Fine Arts Education areas, students must pass the required AEPA content exam for Art or Music, or verify 24 credits of prior coursework in Dance or Dramatic Arts.
Students in the Arts Education program are preparing to teach grades K-12. This program requires 34 credits including in-person field experiences in many of the courses as well as a nine-week student teaching experience. Students must verify content proficiency through the passage of a state-approved content exam (AEPA).
The program develops art education professionals who are knowledgeable about the subject of art, think systematically about the act of teaching, are committed to teaching students about art in meaningful and critical ways, who consider teaching to be a dynamic and continuing process of development and growth, recognize and respect individual differences in their students and adapt their teaching strategies to fit individual student needs.
Post-Baccalaureate courses are designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university. Students must also must pass the required AEPA content exam for Art or Music, or verify 24 credits of prior coursework in Dance or Dramatic Arts.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Many states will NOT accept Arizona Certificates if there are deficiencies listed on the certificate.
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