Cathy Smilan

Professor / MAE Graduate Program Director & Art Education Coordinator

Art Education, Art History & Media Studies

508-910-6594

csmilan@umassd.edu

College of Visual & Performing Arts 352A


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Practicum experience preparation. This non-credit course is designed to assist students in preparation for the student teaching or non-licensure capstone. This course.covers CVPA education programs (in art and music education) requirements for licensure and degree conferral. Preparation of professional materials such as teaching portfolios, website creation and organization, resumes, and cover letters will be included. An overview ofthe CAP will be presented for licensure candidates and all students will complete the self-evaluation and goal.

In this practicum experience, teaching licensure candidates are assigned to a school where they work with and are supported by a Supervising Practitioner. Under supervision of an assigned university instructor (Program Supervisor), the student conducts art experiences under actual classroom conditions including teaching and classroom management responsibilities. This practicum is a fifteen-week, full-time classroom experience at the elementary level PreK-8. A weekly seminar at the University provides opportunity for the student teacher to share insights and concerns. Students seeking careers other than teaching take this course but are placed in a non-school setting and do not qualify for state licensure.

In this practicum experience, teaching licensure candidates are assigned to a school where they work with and are supported by a Supervising Practitioner. Under supervision of an assigned university instructor (Program Supervisor), the student conducts art experiences under actual classroom conditions including teaching and classroom management responsibilities. This practicum is a fifteen-week, full-time classroom experience at the elementary level PreK-8. A weekly seminar at the University provides opportunity for the student teacher to share insights and concerns. Students seeking careers other than teaching take this course but are placed in a non-school setting and do not qualify for state licensure.

In this practicum experience, teaching licensure candidates are assigned to a school where they work with and are supported by a Supervising Practitioner. Under supervision of an assigned university instructor (Program Supervisor), the student conducts art experiences under actual classroom conditions including teaching and classroom management responsibilities. This practicum is a fifteen-week, full-time classroom experience at the secondary level 5-12. A weekly seminar at the University provides opportunity for the student teacher to share insights and concerns. Students seeking careers other than teaching take this course but are placed in a non-school setting and do not qualify for state licensure.

In this practicum experience, teaching licensure candidates are assigned to a school where they work with and are supported by a Supervising Practitioner. Under supervision of an assigned university instructor (Program Supervisor), the student conducts art experiences under actual classroom conditions including teaching and classroom management responsibilities. This practicum is a fifteen-week, full-time classroom experience at the secondary level 5-12. A weekly seminar at the University provides opportunity for the student teacher to share insights and concerns. Students seeking careers other than teaching take this course but are placed in a non-school setting and do not qualify for state licensure.

Non-licensure internship capstone. In this capstone experience, education majors are assigned to an arts agency where they work with and are supported by a supervisor. Under supervision of an assigned university instructor the student conducts art experiences under actual conditions that include various arts management responsibilities. This practicum is a 400 hour, full-time experience. A weekly seminar at the University provides opportunity for the student to share insights and concerns. Students seeking a career in teaching art in alternative settings are placed in a non-school setting and do not qualify for state licensure.

Non-licensure internship capstone. In this capstone experience, education majors are assigned to an arts agency where they work with and are supported by a supervisor. Under supervision of an assigned university instructor the student conducts art experiences under actual conditions that include various arts management responsibilities. This practicum is a 400 hour, full-time experience. A weekly seminar at the University provides opportunity for the student to share insights and concerns. Students seeking a career in teaching art in alternative settings are placed in a non-school setting and do not qualify for state licensure.

Focuses on action research, the study of one's classroom practice. Students design study models and implement them in their own classrooms or in other situations with K-12 learners (for those who are not currently teaching). The premise of this course is that teachers are change agents in their own classrooms who must engage in reflective practice to become more effective educators.

Focuses on action research, the study of one's classroom practice. Students design study models and implement them in their own classrooms or in other situations with K-12 learners (for those who are not currently teaching). The premise of this course is that teachers are change agents in their own classrooms who must engage in reflective practice to become more effective educators.

Guides students in the development of a thesis inquiry demonstrating mastery in an area of individual focus in art education. Inquiry through a multitude of contemporary art education research methodologies, includes grounded theory, visual documentation analysis, action research, program evaluation, quasi-experimental design, meta-analysis of art education studies, historical methodologies, and various other aspects of qualitative and quantitative inquiry. Methodological selection fitting the investigation is guided by the instructor, but is ultimately made by the student.

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Online and Continuing Education Courses

Application of visual studio skills in the exploration of student developed inquiry question. Rigorous examination of studio practice from a research and theoretical perspective is designed to help students apply their studio practice to their teaching practice, thus informing both methodologies. Visual documentation analysis is explored from the perspective of artist/researcher/teacher through utilization of the Arts-based research paradigm in arts education.
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