Professional Development / Erie Arts & Culture

For Educators and Artists

Erie Arts & Culture, through our Arts in Education Partnership with the PA Council on the Arts, provides professional development and networking opportunities for educators and artists which include:

  • PA Department of Education Act 80 Arts Education In-Services
  • PA Department of Education Act 48 Credit Qualified Trainings
  • Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) professional development experiences for early childhood and school‐age teachers
  • Quarterly networking opportunities for Teaching Artists and Members.

Click here for upcoming events. To schedule a training for your school, contact:

Arts Education Program Director
Phone: (814) 452-3427

Arts Infusion Certificate at Edinboro University

This 18-credit graduate certificate in arts infusion has been designed to meet the needs of pre-service and in-service educators, artists who desire to work in school settings, and administrators as they strive to enliven content with feeling through the arts. Advocates of the whole child agree that strong arts programs result in strong schools. This certificate will immerse the participants in all of the major art forms: music, dance, drama, visual arts and media arts. Participants will design instruction using current curricula and state and national standards, both in content areas and in the arts.

Teaching Artist Certificate

Recognizing the role of the artist as a vital component of PreK-12 educational reform, the University of the Arts and the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts have launched an online Teaching Artist Certificate Program. This research-based certificate program will build the knowledge and capacity of artists to work alongside teachers and arts specialists in PreK-12 classrooms and community settings to create and implement best practices residency programs that support learning in and through the arts. Tuition assistance may be available through the PA Council on the Arts.

The mission of Erie Arts & Culture is to strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the Erie Region and enrich the lives of our people through the advancement of arts and culture.
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