The Certificate in Arts Integration and Learning is a 15 credit, multidisciplinary program offered jointly by the Department of Art and Design in the Peck School of the Arts and the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the School of Education.
This program is designed to give undergraduate and post baccalaureate students an understanding of best practices in arts integration with an emphasis on project based learning through students' capstone experience. The Certificate is for students in any teacher certification program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but especially for Early Childhood Education; Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Education; Art, Music, Dance, or Theatre Education students who wish to complement their major with an additional concentration in Arts Integration.
The Certificate in Arts Integration and Learning is also open to all students seeking a Bachelor’s degree or post baccalaureate certification from UWM and to students who previously received a Bachelor’s degree with teacher certification from UWM or any other accredited college or university. Additionally, the Certificate is open to non-degree students who have a strong interest in this area. Students completing the Certificate not in conjunction with a degree must be admitted to the university as non-degree students and meet regular university admission requirements. Students completing the Certificate not in conjunction with a degree are not eligible for financial aid.


The Arts Integration and Learning Certificate consists of 15 credits. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.5 or above in all courses counting towards the Certificate. Courses counting for the Certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

Teaching and Learning Course3
Choose one of the following:
Introduction to Art Education
Literacy 3: Introduction to New Literacies
Reading in the Content Areas: Middle, Junior, and Senior High School
Literature for the Young Child
Multicultural America
Introduction to Community Art
Art and Design Workshop:
Multicultural Art and Visual Learning in Elementary Education
Learning Processes in Art Education
Field Work in Curriculum and Instruction:
Curricular Applications of the Internet
Current Topics in Curriculum and Instruction:
Arts in Community Service
Improvisation for Dancemaking
Creating Dance in the Community
Teaching Dance in Community Settings
Multicultural America
Making Music Connections with Children
Theatre Games
Theatre and Social Change
How to be a Teaching Artist
Capstone Course3
ART ED 489Art Education Workshop:
or CURRINS 500 Workshop in Curriculum and Instruction:
Total Credits15


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Academic advising is an important aspect of long-term academic success. At the Peck School of the Arts, we offer professional advising in the undergraduate disciplines of art, dance, film, music and theatre.

Our advisors provide students with individualized appointments to assist them in areas such as: degree requirements, major options, course selection, campus resources, college success strategies, graduation assessment, academic policies and procedures, and more.

For more information please visit the Peck School of the Arts advising and student services page