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Pratt Youth Art Instructors
School and Department
School of Art,
Art and Design Education

*Starting Fall 2023

Through the 9-credit Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning (ACTL) students are exposed to, and engage in, a range of pedagogical approaches and learning modalities that intersect with art and design. Students take a required introductory course, Teaching Art and Design in Museums, Communities, and Colleges (3 credits), followed by two courses (6 credits) appropriate to their interests or chosen pathway from among the following: museum education, community education, and college teaching. The pathway in community is divided into two sub-pathways, one focusing on community projects and social change and one on education for youth in informal settings such as nonprofit and community-based organizations

Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Heather Lewis

After completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

1. apply research-based instructional strategies that support equitable and engaged
2. reflect on and revise teaching practice;
3. plan educational experiences that reflect the diversity of learners’ backgrounds, abilities,
and contexts; and
4. qualify for entry-level teaching positions in art and design in museums, community
settings, or colleges.