Good luck in your efforts for promoting Arts education! I am a part-time Art teacher (K-8) that has a BFA but no certification in teaching. I would have given the world to have had the opportunity presented to me in college to be an Art Instructor rather than a working designer/artist by profession. Now, here I am 37 years old and I have to go back to college to get certified in teaching and a Masters in Art Education all at once. What a pain. If only there had been a curriculum at my University, that trained students to be Art Educators. I am teaching in my son's school (parochial) without certification, but lots of enthusiasm, knowledge and practical experience. I am struggling this year, however, because I need to develop a curriculum and I am on the Net to see if someone can help me. There has got to be a better way for all the Art-teacher-wanna-bees!