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EDUC549 - Elementary School Arts Across the Curriculum

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC549 Course ID: 4647 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The course addresses visual and performing arts standards and their integration across core elementary curriculum. The course is designed to introduce elementary teacher candidates to the application of visual and performing arts content across the areas of mathematics, science, language/literature, and history/social sciences, including current events and humane topics. The course focuses on learning about, with, and through the arts.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 04/24/22 Winter 2022 Session A 16 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 07/24/22 Spring 2022 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the body of literature related to fostering creativity in young children.
  2. Evaluate the body of literature related to fostering higher order thinking in young children through the arts.
  3. Design developmentally appropriate classroom activities that develop aesthetics in young children.
  4. Create integrated arts-based lesson plans that address standards (e.g. state, national, etc.).
  5. Design developmentally appropriate classroom activities that foster children’s knowledge of the fine arts.
  6. Analyze the impact of individuals in the fine arts on societies.
  7. Implement diverse techniques that assess individual and collective student needs in a pluralistic society.


You will participate in 10 interactive learning activities throughout this course that will challenge your creativity and teaching strategies. Be sure you have access to the additional materials necessary. The Final Project for this course is an integrated unit.

Required Text, Reading, and Resources

Goldberg, M. (2012). Arts integration: Teaching subject matter through the arts in multicultural settings (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

APUS Library E-Reserve

Additional Resources

Visit here and make sure to acquire any materials you do not already have.

Citation Style and Writing Resources

You will be expected to adhere to APA style throughout this program. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) may be purchased and used in all courses.

Click here ( to see how to set up APA 6th ed. Publication Manual formatting in all of your Microsoft Word documents.

The Five-Paragraph Essay: Three Formulas for Writing the Basic Academic Essay

APA - APUS epress

APUS Writing Exercise: Create a properly formatted APA paper in this fun and educational interactive.

Book Title:Digital Video Camera - please email for specific requirements
Book Title:Course Materials List- EDUC549 (please use this link to access the supply list:
Unit Cost:$75.15
Book Title:Arts Integration: Teaching Subject Matter through the Arts in Multicultural Settings, 5th ed. (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Goldberg, M.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.