Arts Focused Teacher Preparation
The Center sponsors a Multiple Subject Credential Program cohort that focuses on infusing arts experiences into the curriculum. Candidates in the arts focused cohort learn to see the world, and traditional subject matter, through the creativity of an artist and the critical thinking of a scientist. They explore arts integration and ways of thinking about the world through experiences in the visual and performing arts. As an example, candidates have Center-provided sketchbooks that they use to focus on capturing the details in their world, exploring issues, and inventing new ways of thinking. Candidates have also designed and created murals, chalked the CSUF quad using geometric shapes and painted with children at the CSUF Children’s Center. The arts focused teacher preparation cohort has been operating since 2007 and continues to expand and implement new techniques.