Adaptive Arts License

Take your art education career to the next level

Are you seeking more strategies to use in the art room to develop your students’ social and emotional skills? How about approaches to build differentiated learning into your art lessons to engage students of varying abilities and exceptional needs? This flexible post-baccalaureate program, designed for visual art educators with a Wisconsin 550 License currently serving in schools, will help you expand your teaching skills to aid in the growth of your students social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs within the arts.

About the Program

The program is designed to meet your busy schedule — attend class in-person or online on your own schedule. Then apply what you learn directly to your own classroom.

You will gain:

  • A deep foundation in adaptive education and ethical practices.
  • Strategies to organize and manage a therapeutic art program and assessments.
  • Knowledge of special education laws, current issues and curriculum design for varying abilities.
  • Skills to create effective lessons using a variety of strategies, materials and assistive technologies based on research and theories.
  • Approaches in classroom management to support a strong community and positive learning environment.
A young art teacher helps a special needs student with a project
Kaitlin, Adaptive Arts License Student

I grew in communication, listening, collaboration, adaptability, empathy and patience. Ultimately getting my adaptive arts license allows more opportunities and experiences for both me and my students.