Towson University’s Arts Integration offers the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Arts Integration 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 to provide opportunities for teaching and learning in and through the arts at all Maryland schools.
The 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. The program is designed for flexible delivery to teachers, with courses often taught on-site in local school districts.
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.