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Meet the Director: Liza Herzog

Liza Herzog on Vimeo

Liza Herzog on Vimeo

Meet Liza Herzog, the Director of the Professional Institute for Educators + MEd program.

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In The Spotlight

Chelsea Puglese

Chelsea Puglese

UArts PIE + MEd congratulates Chelsea Puglese, who earned her MEd in Educational Program Design, UArts in 2017. Chelsea is a K-6 art teacher with Abington School District, where she has taught for the past seven years. She has activated her Master's thesis, An Assessment-Based Elementary Art Curriculum, in her classroom, incorporating assessment methods she designed for her students while in the MEd program, with a focus on student self-assessment.

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PIE + MEd Instructor Chris Sweeney Presents at the Connectivity Arts Integration and STEAM Online Conference

PIE + MEd instructor and artist Chris Sweeney will be presenting at the Connectivity Arts Integration & STEAM Online Conference on July 20th, in a session titled 3D Printing in the Secondary Design Classroom. The conference, provided by the EducationCloset, is a great opportunity to gain clarity around integrating the arts, develop successful STEAM lessons, and learn how to create exciting makerspaces for your students, all while earning your professional development hours.

Click HERE for more information on Chris’s session and other exciting presentations.

You can catch Chris at the UArts ArtsWeek teaching 3D Printing in the K-12 Classroom. Click HERE to register.


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Reduced Tuition for Summer 2014 TPS Courses

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts creates professional development opportunities for K-12 educators in the greater-Philadelphia area that focus on teaching with primary sources in an arts context to enhance cross-curricular areas in all grade levels.

Due to the generous support support of the Library, summer 2014 courses are being offered at reduced tuition. Course offerings include:

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MEd + Graduate Certificate for Educators: Spring Info Sessions

In addition to our non-matriculated graduate courses that have earned the praise of teachers and support of school administrators for years, we are excited to launch a new master's degree in Educational Program Design and graduate certificate programs for educators.

Combining theory and practice, the 30-credit master's degree includes five core courses, plus five courses in a concentration area of the your choice: Educational Technology, Inclusion, Literacy, Museum + Primary Sources, or The Arts. Concentrations can be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate for individuals not seeking a master’s degree.

For more information visit and begin the admission process today!

Join us for the following upcoming Fall Information Sessions. To attend, RSVP to or call 215.717.6092.

Tuesday January 7, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Philadelphia Academy Charter School
11000 Roosevelt Blvd/Plaza Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Thursday January 9, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Unionville Elementary School
1775 West Doe Run Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
1605 West. Main St.
Norristown, PA 19041

Thursday, January 30, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bucks County Intermediate Unit
705 Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

We are also happy to schedule personal advising sessions at UArts’ campus for any prospective students.

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