"TU wasn’t just the place I went to get my degree. It was the place I grew up and I am forever thankful for my Dragon family. It’s always a great day to be a Dragon.”
– Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016
A teacher inspires, leads, creates … and an art teacher has fun doing it. If you are interested in teaching College Credit Plus courses at your school and need to get credentialed, look into our art and visual media concentration. Explore film and graphics, visual literacy, interpretation and evaluation so you can lead your students to success.
There is a national shortage of College Credit Plus (CCP) teachers. In 2015, the State of Ohio implemented the new CCP program and mandated that all public higher education organizations must provide college-level classes to high school students. More than 52,000 Ohio high school students took college classes during the 2015-2016 academic year, earning college credit while meeting their high school graduation requirements and collectively saving more than $110 million on college tuition.*
Tiffin University now offers an online master’s of education that enables you to become credentialed so you can teach students enrolled in College Credit Plus classes.
The Art and Visual Media concentration:
With CCP, participants can earn 18 credit hours of graduate coursework and meet credentialing standards for teaching college courses in just seven or 14 weeks. After completion, a Master of Education degree can be earned with only 12 additional credits at TU.
All courses are online, allowing teachers to continue work while earning credit, and without a travel time commitment to a university.
Teaching Art Concentration 18 hours
One of the following:
Core Curriculum 12 hours
Total MEd 30 hours
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.
Online - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October
Teaching College Art (ART515) - This course investigates the practical issues and challenges of teaching art in a college setting, including teaching studio art, art appreciation, and art history. Students will learn to develop effective syllabi, identify and articulate learning objectives, design effective projects, teach with artifacts and objects, facilitate engaging discussions, and methods of assessment in the arts and the critique process. Students will develop a portfolio that includes a teaching philosophy, syllabi, and sample lesson plans. Problem solving on the individual and group level will be stressed. Note: This course will require several scheduled Live Chat sessions.
Creativity and Its Development (ART524) - This course is a study of how artists, writers, composers, and scientists develop creativity and how to generate new ideas, considered from psychological, educational, and artistic points of view. Readings from psychologists, philosophers, artists, and student contributions will help examine this broadly defined field. In this seminar-style course, the creative process will be examined from various angles. Students will participate in the analysis of theories of creativity, experiments in their own creative processes, and through examination of the work of other artists. This course investigates artistic decision-making by involving students in the creative process and examining the psychology, sociology, and biology of creation. A combination of independent study and seminar, students design, research, and produce artistic work focused on their individual interest within the arts; collectively, the students examine the nature of creativity and art. Students analyze artistic choice by examining works of art, researching and discussing the artist and his/her context, and participating in workshops with visiting teaching artists.
Survey of Western Art History (ART561) - This course is an introduction to the art of the West from prehistory to the present. Works will be studied within their historical, religious, political, economic, aesthetic, and social contexts. Methodologies of the discipline of art history will be explored, as well as primary source texts from the cultures in which these works were created.
Digital Media Production (ART622) - This course is a learning laboratory for digital art-making processes and an exploration of their potential for story-telling. Students will use mobile devices to acquire material for digital collage, video editing and sound design. This course builds on digital art concepts such as image compositing, appropriation, and remixing, and projects move from concept to output. Models to using these processes as teaching tools are explored.