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RE: [teacherartexchange] non VAPA class


Date: Tue Sep 26 2006 - 18:54:01 PDT

I think we must have it here in CA. The district had to go through and check that everyone in 'core subjects' was certificated to teach that subject. I had to be checked off--my friend the home ec teacher did not.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 14:41:59 -0700
>From: "Duffey, Patrick G." <>
>Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] non VAPA class
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <>
&gt;Does anyone know if other states have the same requirement? I am running
&gt;into the same issue here in the state of Washington
&gt;-----Original Message-----
&gt;From: M. Austin []
&gt;Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 1:40 PM
&gt;To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
&gt;Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] non VAPA class
&gt;I am the NCA chair for my district. One thing that must be taken into
&gt;account is that in order for a Fine Arts Course to be counted for credit
&gt;towards graduation (state requirement) is that it must be taught by a
&gt;certified fine arts instructor. This keeps schools from having the
&gt;industrial arts teacher have students build a dresser and calling it an
&gt;class. That might be your argument - if it is a fine arts course there
&gt;be creativity/art history/aesthetics involved, and is it being taught by
&gt;cerified fine arts instructor.
&gt;K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
&gt;&gt; My school curriculum and instruction just gave approval to a new
&gt;&gt; called "Floral Design and Production" for FINE ARTS credit. I am
&gt;&gt; to fight this as it should be a "Practical Arts" course not a Fine
&gt;&gt; course. If anyone has any experience or suggestions to help our dept
&gt;&gt; it, please let me know!
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