The Artists, Community, and Teaching Program (ACT) prepares students for a range of professional practices as socially engaged artists, designers and educators in diverse communities and contexts through two minors: Community Arts Engagement and Teacher Credential Preparation.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Develop and articulate a meaningful connection between their studio art/design practice and an engagement with their community.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the practices and theories of arts education and community engagement.
- Demonstrate an understanding of career opportunities for community- based and teaching artists/designers.
- Develop, and in some cases implement, innovative and engaging projects for school or community settings.
- Participate in professional practice training through off-campus teaching and community arts internships
Students enrolled in the Teacher Credential Preparation Minor will also:
- Successfully complete the Subject Matter in Art requirements needed to pursue the Teaching Credential offered by the State of California.
Student learning in the ACT Program is assessed using level-appropriate rubrics and evaluations of presentations, papers, projects, reflections, and an e-Portfolio as well as Departmental Programmatic Assessment projects. Collectively these measures allow us to determine the level and quality of education attained by our students.