Art Teaching Credential Program Newly Accredited for Academy of Art University; Classes to Start Summer 2014

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Academy of Art University announced today the approval of a new one-year Art Teaching Credential Program, accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Art Teaching Credential Program Newly Accredited for Academy of Art University; Classes to Start Summer 2014

Academy of Art University announced today the approval of a new one-year Art Teaching Credential Program, accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The Academy of Art University is unique among private art universities to offer its own credential program. The Academy’s program was developed to comply with rigorous California standards in competency-based teacher education and the latest developments in education theory and practice.

The program, slated to begin in summer of 2014 on the University’s campus in San Francisco and online, is designed specifically for art graduates who seek the fulfillment of guiding others in the exploration of their own creativity and personal artistic development.

“Offering this accredited teaching degree supports our overall mission to provide quality art and design education to aspiring students and increase the opportunities and access for arts education,” said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of the Academy of Art University. “The need for great art teachers has never been more certain, as a dynamic arts education is essential to creative thinking and problem solving, regardless of an individual’s profession or position.”

During the one-year course of study, Teacher Candidates (those who are accepted into the program) will take 33 semester units of coursework while observing and teaching art to pupils in local public schools during fieldwork assignments. All fieldwork, observations and teaching in public classrooms must be completed on site, as required by the state of California, at partner schools in the Bay Area.

Information about the Art Teaching Credential Program at the Academy of Art University can be found by visiting http://www.academyart.edu/art-teaching-credential/.

About Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University, the largest private university of art and design in the United States, is educating students for the art and design jobs of the 21st century. Established in 1929, the Academy is an output-based higher education model that provides open admissions to all students, but imposes a rigorous curriculum that requires the students to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates a mastery of their field in order to graduate. Students are taught by a faculty of professionals from the existing marketplace, both online and on campus in San Francisco, who provide them with an understanding of what it takes to succeed in today’s business environment. The Academy’s hands-on curriculum produces graduates that possess great artistic and design skills -- and equally as important, the ability to put those talents to work immediately after graduation. As a result, Academy graduates are ready to compete for and win the jobs of the 21st Century in the fields of Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Fashion, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, Visual Development, Web Design & New Media and Art Teaching Credential. Academy of Art University is accredited by WASC, NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) (BFA/MFA-IAD), and NAAB (B-ARCH*, M-ARCH), California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). *B-ARCH program in candidacy status. Visit http://www.academyart.edu for more information.

Contact:
Susan Toland
415.618.6515                        
stoland(at)academyart(dot)edu

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