Art Teacher Training:
Two courses of study, each program duration is one year long.         

1. Learning to Teach Art (K-12G)
2. Learning to Teach Art Portfolio Development (for high school grades 9-12G)
3. Bridge to English Fluency

The Teacher Training Program at The Glenview School of Arts is designed to offer future art teachers a comprehensive understanding of art theory, techniques, and education.  We believe in the importance of the classic fundamentals of art. Working closely with each student we prepare future art teachers with in-class experience directed to build careers. Under the supervision of our staff students in the program is designed for students to gain teaching experience, learn how to critique artwork, build their own portfolio, develop creativity, learn techniques in a variety of mediums.

Course Descriptions:

1. Learning to Teach Art: 1 year – 1,200 hours

Students will learn to teach K-12 art education.  This class provides a comprehensive overview of general art information appropriate to grades K-12. The Learning to Teach Art course will include: foundational skills in drawing and painting, concept development, an explanation of the value of art education, Art Education, Art History, Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Studio Time, and Student Teaching.

Prerequisites:
High School Diploma or equivalent degree
Passing grade on Glenview School of Arts English Skills Entrance Exam or complete Bridge to English Fluency.

Objectives:
1. Students will enhance their English proficiency, art-related vocabulary, idioms, concepts, reading, and research. Sources for career guidance will be understood.
2. Students will become familiar with all studio products and processes necessary for teaching art.
3. Students will achieve an understanding of Art History, Art Criticism and Aesthetics and will be able to teach these subjects.
4. Students will become familiar with all current art education practices, theories, and resources.

2. Learning to Teach Art Portfolio Development: 1 year – 1,280 hours

Students will learn to teach Art Portfolio Development to high school art students, college students who seek to study art and job-searching adults, using the English language. This class is designed to help students teach high school students how to prepare quality art portfolios. High quality art portfolios are required to gain admission into colleges and universities. This class will provide a comprehensive overview of all areas necessary for teaching Art Portfolio Development: foundational skills in drawing and painting, concept development, exposure to various artistic media and techniques, instructional presentation including critique sessions, and exhibitions. Finally, students will learn how teach high school students about the preparation of college-entry materials including home exams, or specific requirements.

Prerequisites:
High School Diploma or equivalent degree
Passing grade on Glenview School of Arts English Skills Entrance Exam or finish Bridge to English Fluency.
Students who finished Learn to Teach Art or students who have completed a Portfolio of 20 artworks   meeting Glenview School of Arts Standards

Objectives:
1. Students will enhance their English proficiency, especially art related vocabulary, idioms, concepts, reading skills, research and sources for career guidance will be easily understood.
2. Students will learn how to instruct and guide others who choose a career in the arts.
3. Students will guide the professional artist seeking employment to build a job resume and portfolio.

4. Students will learn basic concepts of Art History, Aesthetics and Art Criticism.
5. Students will learn to conduct peer portfolios reviews and group and individual critiques.

3. Bridge to English Fluency: 6 months /400 hours

Students who do not pass the Glenview School of Arts English Skills Entrance Exam must take this course in order to enroll in the Art Teacher Training Program.

Prerequisite:
High School Diploma or equivalent degree

Objectives:
1. English proficiency through listening, reading, writing, and conversation.
2. Assessment and placement in appropriate level classes.
3. Consistent practice in all classroom levels of learning.
4. Passing grade on Glenview School of Arts Entrance Exam to enroll in the more advanced courses.

Upon completion of the courses, each student will receive a certificate from The Glenview School of Arts.