Knowledge & Experience
We are committed to preparing teacher candidates through connecting individual experiences with, pedagogical and professional knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that all students are learning. Therefore, teacher candidates learn discourses and performative practices to interpret, teach and produce art and other forms of visual culture while fostering social and political empowerment for all students.
The teacher candidate understands:
- Theoretical and practical knowledge related to communications, literature, mathematics, science, history, philosophy, and social sciences from transcultural perspectives
- Content knowledge, including perspectives on social theory, new media and information technology, art theory, art history, visual culture, art production, and art education that support democratic learning and critical practices
- Methods, resources, technology and materials for designing and implementing instruction based on pedagogical content knowledge, student needs and curricular goals
- Multiple forms of assessment, such as group critique, student self-evaluation and rubrics, and teacher candidate self-evaluation to support active learning