The Art Education Teacher Credential Preparation Specialization Certificate Program is a sequence of 11 courses, providing intensive study in art education for individuals who already hold a BA, BFA, MA, or MFA in Fine Art / Design / Media Art. Offered in collaboration with Otis’ Artist, Community and Teaching (ACT) Program, the Teacher Credential Preparation Specialization is designed to prepare individuals who wish to obtain the California Single Subject in Art Teaching Credential needed to teach in California grades K-12 public schools, by fulfilling the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing Subject Matter in Art requirements. (Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code: 25-3099).
Successful completion of this Certificate at the College Credit (UG) level would allow students to qualify for a CSET waiver.
Costs for Art Education: Credential Preparation Specialization Program
Individuals interested in this certificate program can take up to two classes before committing to the program, at which point they are required to submit a Certificate Program Enrollment Application and $185 application fee. Upon submitting the application and fee, students qualify for a 15% tuition discount, per course, at time of enrollment.
Estimated Tuition at college credit level (to waive CSET) with 15% certificate discount applied, paid as you enroll in each course: $19,175
3 CORE Courses + 8 Electives, college credit
Estimated Tuition for certificate credit with 15% certificate discount applied, paid as you enroll in each course: $5,030
3 CORE Courses + 8 Electives, CEU units
How to take an Extension class for College Credit
Students who are pursuing the Teacher Credential Preparation track should register for classes for college credit in order to be eligible for the Subject Matter in Art Program / CSET Waiver for College credit as this is a requirement of CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Please note that a class taken for college credit includes a higher tuition cost. Extension courses can be taken for College Credit by completing the following 2 forms:
Students must already hold a BA, BFA, MA, or MFA in fine art/design/media art. A subject Matter Competency evaluation (portfolio and transcript review) by the ACT Director is required for enrollment in the Teacher Credential Preparation Specialization only. For more information about this evaluation, please refer to the ACT Website
Additional Prerequisite for Teacher Credential Preparation Track: A Subject Matter Competency Evaluation (Portfolio and Transcript review) by the ACT Director is required for enrollment in the Teacher Credential Preparation track only.
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