Arts Integration

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Mount Holyoke College is partnering with Enchanted Circle Theater to offer Arts Integration courses for teachers and teaching artists!

What is Arts Integration?

Arts integration is an inquiry-based, cross-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning that links the arts with other academic subjects. It advances collaboration and communication skills and creates integrated learning experiences. Pedagogically, arts integration has been recognized as an especially effective method for engaging a wide range of students: advanced placement students, second language learners, students with moderate disabilities, and those who are otherwise disengaged. Arts integration methods provide the opportunity for students to connect by co-creating culturally relevant content and getting students excited and engaged with learning.

Courses in this Institute

X.MTHED-432 | Arts Integrated Math for Elementary Educators (2 credits)

This course focuses on math in K-5 classrooms and using Arts Integration pedagogies to help students make sense of math, develop number sense and conceptual knowledge, and communicate ideas and knowledge to others. Participants explore new ways to help students apply their knowledge and solve problems (independently and in collaboration) through creative arts, theater, and movement. Course methods include: hands-on experiential learning, case studies, and project-based math curriculum development. The course is aligned with standard math procedures and the Common Core State Standards in K-5 Math and covers how to use measurable outcomes and objectives in classroom assessment and evaluation.

This course will be taught by Priscilla Kane Hellweg and Kate Carreiro from the Enchanted Circle Theater, an award-winning organization and regional leader in the field of arts integration.

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X.EDUC 432: Arts-Integrated Bilingual Elementary Education

This course focuses on using Arts Integration pedagogies to support bilingual Spanish-English education in elementary school classrooms. Participants explore new bilingual ways to develop and apply knowledge, support social emotional learning, and engage students through creative arts, theater, and movement. Course methods include: hands-on experiential learning, case studies, and project-based curriculum development.

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Where and how you learn

The professional and graduate programs at Mount Holyoke College use a range of teaching formats to support busy professionals and provide flexibility to our students.

The Arts Integration courses are designed and scheduled to be the most accessible to teachers and other full-time professionals. Most of the classes are accelerated, limited-residency courses where the first class meets online via videoconference, followed by a weekend-long intensive that meets on campus, and finishes up with online sessions to apply your knowledge and continue working with your colleagues.

Admission, Tuition and Financial Aid

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Mount Holyoke College has consistently prepared outstanding educators who have transformed communities around the world. Mount Holyoke College is a member of the Consortium for Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE) and the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).