Community Teaching Artist Certificate Program
There are three core competencies that define the Community Teaching Artist Certificate Program:
- Cross-Cultural Connection and Communication: Understanding the culture of community and its diversity.
- Classroom Management: Demonstrating knowledge of best practices at community art sites, and developing teaching and learning goals for participants/students.
- Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Understanding that community arts education is the endeavor of helping people to optimize their creativity in a calm and nurturing environment to ensure students are empowered to make choices and develop confidence and competence.
Who Should Enroll?
The Community Teaching Artist Certificate Program is ideal for:
- Artists engaged or interested in teaching in community settings such as schools, parks and recreation locations, senior citizen centers, medical and health centers, and special needs facilities, among others.
- Artists that are interested in ensuring keeping the inner-artist alive.
- Preparing content/context curriculum for transition to the classroom.
- Review the study of safe space in a community arts education setting.
Tuition & Fees
The cost for the 8-week online Community Teaching Artist Certificate Program is $995. (Employees of the City of Los Angeles must apply through the Department of Cultural Affairs.)
Because this is not an academic degree-seeking program, this program does not qualify for financial aid, grants, and scholarships.
Dates: Coming soon.
Time: Coming soon.
Instructor: Dustin Garnett, Ph.D.
- Place, History, and Personality
- CTA Professional Standards and Classroom Management
- Dynamics and Development
- Diversity and Planning Universally
- Multigenerational Learners, Course Design and Feedback
- Inclusivity in Community
- Artist-Teacher Identity and Pedagogical Temperament
- Portfolio Sharing and CTA Resources
*Topics are subject to change.