Kansas City Art Institute introduces fifth-year program in art education

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 3, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  The Kansas City Art Institute has launched a new fifth-year post-baccalaureate program in art education. The program is aimed at students who are interested in teaching art in Pre-K through Grade 12 public school classrooms.

"With this launch, KCAI becomes the first and only art college in the state of Missouri to offer such a program," said Jacqueline Chanda, Ph.D., president of KCAI. "All other programs preparing students to become classroom art teachers are based in schools of education."

Chanda said KCAI's post-baccalaureate art education program is unique in its vision of preparing B.F.A. graduates to become artist/teachers — professionals who approach teaching with the eye of an artist.

Sheri Klein, Ph.D., coordinator of art teacher certification, directs the program for KCAI. A native of Chicago, Klein earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in art education from Indiana University in Bloomington. She is a former professor and program director of art education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The KCAI post-baccalaureate program requires completion of 28 credit hours, all of which can normally be completed in one academic year, including a summer semester. Students who complete the program will be qualified to receive certification for teaching art in the state of Missouri. Chanda said other states have their own certification requirements, but often reciprocity for certification is possible. KCAI has been approved to offer federal financial aid for the program.

"While math, science and language arts are vital elements of the elementary and secondary-school curriculum, art education is equally crucial and should not be regarded as expendable or a luxury," said Chanda, a former classroom art teacher in Los Angeles. "In addition to helping children develop motor skills and visual-spatial skills, art experiences contribute to the development of problem-solving and critical-thinking skills," she said. "Research has shown the benefits of arts education on student motivation, attitudes and attendance, and there is evidence that increased access to art education encourages students to stay in school, succeed in school and experience success later in life."

For more information, visit KCAI at www.kcai.edu/arteducationcertificate or contact Email Contact.

SOURCE Kansas City Art Institute

Contact:
Kansas City Art Institute
Anne Canfield, 816-802-3426 or Email Contact




Review Article Be the first to review this article

Featured Video
Editorial
Jeff RoweJeff's MCAD Blogging
by Jeff Rowe
Siemens Goes ECAD With Mentor Graphics Acquisition
Jobs
Mechanical Engineer for IDEX Corporation at West Jordan,, UT
GIS Analyst II for Air Worldwide at Boston, MA
Business Partner Manager for Cityworks - Azteca Systems, LLC at Sandy, UT
Senior Structural Engineer for Design Everest at San Francisco, CA
Upcoming Events
Design & Manufacturing, Feb 7 - 9, 2017 Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA at Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim CA - Feb 7 - 9, 2017
Innorobo 2017 at Docks de Paris Paris France - May 16 - 18, 2017
Display Week 2017 at Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St Los Angeles CA - May 21 - 26, 2017
SolidCAM: Program your CNCs directly inside your existing CAD system.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise