College of Fine Arts and Communication

Arts Integration Institute Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Towson University’s Arts Integration Institute offers the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Arts Integration (PBC-AI) in partnership with the University of Maryland, College Park, UMBC and Johns Hopkins University. This program works cooperatively with Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS) to provide opportunities for teaching and learning in and through the arts at all Maryland schools.

The Arts Integration Certificate program is an interdisciplinary approach to arts education incorporating a variety of art forms (art, theatre, dance, music) as they apply to teaching across the curriculum in Maryland’s schools, K-12.  This certificate supports Towson University’s mission to provide programs that enhance the teaching skills and professional development of educators and teaching-artists.

Students apply to the program through Towson University.  A minimum of 9 of the 18 units for the certificate must be taken through the Arts Integration Institute.  The program is designed for flexible delivery to teachers, with courses often taught on-site in local school districts. Those Interested in the program are strongly encouraged to contact the program director, Susan Rotkovitz, at prior to applying to the program to determine if their school district currently has a TLN contract with Towson University.

Our partnering institutions provide additional experiences in arts integration methodology to complete the certificate program:

The Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute (MATI) and Crossing Borders/Breaking Boundaries programs, offered through the University of Maryland, each afford participants a week-long summer residence program in arts integration and long-range strategic planning for their classrooms. 

Course work through UMBC is focused on incorporating the arts with non-arts disciplines and evaluating student progress through the creation of electronic portfolios.

Course work through Johns Hopkins University focuses on how themes in the neurological and cognitive sciences intersect with research-based instruction and meaningful integration of the arts.

Admission Requirements

• Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
• Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

• Applicants must submit a graduate application to the Graduate School Office. 

For information on all matters related to admissions, fees, or registration, please contact the Graduate School at 410-704-2501.

Certificate Requirements

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Arts Integration comprises six courses of 3 units each, totaling 18 graduate units. The recommended course matrix includes a required core of 12 units and two electives equaling an additional 6 units. A minimum of 9 units must be awarded through Towson University’s Arts Integration Institute.



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