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Re: "arts" education certification

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Gary Bogus (gbogus)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 20:59:30 -0800

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San Francisco State University offers a BA and MA in Interdisciplinary
Arts, but there is no California teaching credential in it. The concept of
the degree program is more on the overlap of disciplines, as is most
commonly seen in performance art, or multi-media art. It doesn't
necessarily mean that a graduate is capable of TEACHING more than one
discipline. I am also some what sceptical, although it is not uncommon for
teachers in high school here to be asked to teach outside their credential
because there are not enough art positions to warrant a full-time teacher -
an English teacher teaching drama, or even visual art if they had a minor
in it.

I am even more concerned when they let a multiple subject "classroom"
teacher be an art specialist just because they are "artistic". I think we
are better off sticking to insisting on full credentialling for the arts,
with additional certification for teachers who can pass rigorous
competencies in other disciplines

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