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Re:graduate program

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Melissasmi_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 06:00:30 PST


dawn stien <dawnstien@yahoo.com> wrote:
"Thanks for posting the info on the Bankstreet program.
I am curious about the education courses - are they
general education courses - like literacy and psych..."

The education courses are preparation for leading adults as art teachers and
artists (being a dept. head, mentoring, heading programs, administration,
becoming a principal, etc.) (Don't let that scare you! ) Here are the ed.
courses:
Processes of Supervision in Education, Grants and Proposal Writing in
Education,
Foundations of Educational Administration: Adult Development (Adult
psychology),
Research in Supervision and Administration, Organizational Development,
Cultural and Socio-Political Issues, Curriculum Development (here you could
write a complete art curriculum if you chose), Ed. Ad.: Philosophy, Ed. Ad.:
History and Economics. (Bank Street is known for it's current/cutting edge
practices in education.)

[I confess the art courses at Parsons are what got me interested in the
program!]

The advisors and directors are fantastic (they have become dear friends),
they lead you on "field trips" (like into the back print room with the head
curator of MoMA to examine master prints up close, or into the gallery office
specializing in Picasso prints, and take you into artist's studios/homes to
hear them discuss their work). Advisors look out for you and care for you.
You do a lot of reflective/journal type of writing. You start with a group
that you take all three years of course work with. The group I was in was
considered large: 17. (Most are smaller.) We formed quite a bond. And had
much fun.

Again, one of the top best experiences of my life. Melissa

 

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