Elements of the art education conceptual framework
As SAIC teacher candidates advance through the programs they focus on a core set of elements: (1) context and community, (2) knowledge and experience, (3) critical thought and reflection, and (4) practice and evaluation. These four elements support all parts of our art education teacher preparation programs. They are integrated throughout the curriculum including studio, art history, liberal arts, and professional education classes and seminars, pre-clinical and clinical teaching experiences.
Ongoing conceptual framework assessment and evaluation
We are committed to ongoing evaluation and assessment of our conceptual framework. We continually assess the framework through ongoing dialogue with all members of our professional community including SAIC administrators, faculty, students, and alumni, as well as cooperating school teachers, administrators, and staff. This process ensures that feedback from our educational community continually influences and shapes our conceptual framework.