The University of the arts


Graduate Credit Partnership Courses

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The Professional Institute for Educators is pleased to partner with organizations to serve as a credit provider for professional development opportunities in the greater Philadelphia region.  Educators interested in earning graduate credit must first complete all registration requirements of the host organization before contacting the University of the Arts to register for credit.   Please contact us at 215.717.6006 to learn more about partnership courses and to register for graduate credit.

PRES 510NM 01 Driving Creativity: Developing Original Ideas

When two worlds intersect, the meeting and merging of different ideas can lead to new insights and creations. By drawing inspiration from points-of-view other than our own, it can push us past our own boundaries. Art is the convergence of many of these intersections and perspectives and it can also inspire our minds to think in divergent ways.  The Philadelphia Museum of Art invites K-12 teachers to use art as the spark to break us out of our everyday thought patterns, connect the unexpected, and explore myriad points of view. By practicing these skills, we can train our
minds to develop original ideas.

Philadelphia Museum of Art - 5 sessions

Monday July 10, 2017: 9am -  4pm | Tuesday July 11, 2017: 9am - 3:30pm | Wednesday July 12, 2017: 9am  - 3:30pm | Thursday July 13, 2017: 9am - 4pm | Friday July 14, 2017: 9am -3:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Instructor: Barbara Bassett

Students must register with the PMA first before registering with UArts for graduate credit. 

PMA course fee is $260 non-membesr or $210 members. 

To earn 2.0 credits, students who are already registered through the PMA may use the following link to submit $500* payment to UArts.

PRES 520NM 01 From the Streets to Their Seats: Integrating Art from the Community to the Classroom
Art can be an expressive tool to discuss social issues important to students and their community.  The themes of The Summer Teacher Institute will focus on how to integrate art into the classroom by exploring the Barnes Foundation's largely European 19th and early 20th century collection with a contemporary and multicultural lens. Teachers will be immersed in the objective method of founder, Dr. Albert C. Barnes, and learn teaching strategies to bring back to the classroom that help students develop their visual literacy skills.  Teachers will also meet artists that communicate ideas of social justice as well as take a walking tour of public art to see how sculpture and murals impact the community.  Teachers will experience the special exhibition: Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders, to see how one artist interacts with the community to create artwork. The program includes gallery lectures, discussions, and hands-on art making activities.  Teachers will take home lesson plan ideas and educational resources that integrate art across the curriculum into content areas such as: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

The Barnes Foundation Summer Teacher Institute - 4 sessions
Tuesday July 25, 2017 - Friday July 28, 2017; 9am - 3pm
Instructor: Jennifer Nadler

2.0 credits

$500* payable to UArts

LITY 518NM Pathways to Proficient Reading and Writing
In this course, educators will gain foundational knowledge and skills necessary for designing and delivering effective literacy instruction for all students. This course aligns with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) Standards for Teachers of Reading, is designed around current research and builds on theoretical models such as the Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer 1986), the Reading Rope (Scarborough 2003) and the Simple View of Writing (Berninger & Antmann 2009). Teachers will explore pathways to proficient reading and writing through connections between language and literacy, examination of the structure of language, informed instructional approaches including multi-sensory techniques, the use of data for decision making, and the nature of learning differences such as dyslexia.  The course will address the incorporation of visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic techniques  and strategies for teaching literacy.  It will also provide the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to identify and further incorporate the arts into literacy instruction.

AIM Academy - 5 sessions
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Monday June 19, 2017 - Friday June 23, 2017: 8:30am - 4pm
Instructor: Suruchi Keenheel

AIM Academy - 5 sessions
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Monday August 14, 2017 - Friday August 18, 2017: 8:30am - 4pm
Instructor: Suruchi Keenheel

3.0 credits

$750* payable to UArts

ETEC 581NM 01 Teacherquest: Designing Games for the Classroom
This course is an introduction for K-12 educators to co-designing non-digital game-like learning experiences for the classroom. You will explore and apply game-like learning strategies by: 1) creating student-centered learning experiences to deepen student engagement, 2) testing and simulating these learning experiences with colleagues, while 3) using design thinking as a frame for developing classroom-ready materials.

The Institute of Play - 6 sessions
Online Monday July 31, 2017 - Friday August 11, 2017, with synchronous sessions: Monday, Wednesday + Thursday : 3:30pm - 6pm.  2017
Instructor: Ross Flatt

1.0 credits

$250* payable to UArts

*Neither tuition discounts nor deposit payments are eligible for this course.