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That's what I'd wanted to do too, but when I had finished my BA in art and
my MFA I was told by the local University (not where I had earned the BA or
MFA) that I would have to take TWENTY-FOUR hours of Undergraduate Art
Classes in order to certify in Art Education. Period. No way around it. I
Wanted To do the traditional "training", but no way was I going to take
Basic Drawing, etc. again just so they could soak up my tuition money. They
never mentioned Alternative Placement - I found out about it from another
In other words, I didn't do "Alternative Placement" because I think I'm too
good for education classes or because I think teaching art would be easy - I
did it because the school of education made any other process impossible.