Arts Education State Endorsement

The Arts Education (AED) Continuing Education program offers continuing education units that meet the requirements for select categories under the Elementary Arts Integration Endorsement offered in conjunction with the Utah State Board of Education. AED 01 meets the 3-credit requirement for #4: Context, Integration, and Assessment and AED 02 meets the 3-credit requirement for #3: Artform Basic Knowledge and Skills.

The main focus of these courses is the progressive pedagogical approach of arts integration, including access, equity, inclusion, and diversified instructional strategies. In addition, these courses will involve the community through teacher outreach and provide a means for increased awareness in critical consciousness and action.

Courses

Arts Integration Methods

In this course, participants will learn and practice elementary arts integration methodologies and assessment strategies for all major art forms including music, dance, drama, visual arts, literary arts, and media arts. This course will meet the context, integration, and assessment requirements for the Utah State Elementary Arts Integration Endorsement. Students will receive classroom materials to better implement the arts in their instruction.

Course ID: AED 01
Cost: $120 for course credit and a $25 materials fee
Credits: 3 CEUs
Next Term: Fall 2021
Dates of Next Course: 4:30–7:20 p.m. on select Tuesdays (Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 19, Nov. 9, and Nov. 30)
Location: Davis School District Office, 45 E State Street, Farmington, UT 84025
Instructor: Rebecca Penerosa

Register for AED01

Content Methods in Dance, Theatre, Music, and Visual Arts

In this course, participants will learn and practice elementary arts integration methodologies and assessment strategies in their chosen artform. Students can choose dance, theatre, music, or visual arts. As a continuation to AED 01 (although not a required pre-requisite), students will practice teaching in an integrative fashion, using the arts to enhance learning across their curriculum. The AED 02 course is designed to meet the #3: Basic Knowledge and Skills requirement for the Utah State Elementary Arts Integration Endorsement.

Course ID: AED 02
Cost: $120 for course credit and a $25 materials fee
Credits: 3 CEUs
Next Term: Spring 2022
Dates of Next Course: 4:30–7:20 p.m. on Tuesdays
Location: TBD Elementary School in Davis School District
Instructors: Rebecca Penerosa

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Arts Connect International Course

In this 12-day study experience abroad, you will embark on an educational exchange. After an application process, participants will be selected to provide a 4-day professional development training and implementation for teacher-trainers in another country. Similarly, the chosen cohort will endeavor to learn how the arts and community building have sustained and propelled individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures in a variety of settings abroad. This course ties directly to Westminster’s mission and identity of global learning, social justice, and getting hands-on experience as a part of your education. You must be a current BTSALP specialist to register for this course.

If you are a current Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts educator, there is a separate application to submit to be admitted into the Arts Connect International course.

Course ID: AED 03
Cost: $160 for course credit and a $750 international trip fee
Credits: 4 CEUs
Next Term: Summer 2022
Instructors: Rebecca Penerosa