Arts Integration in Urban Classrooms

Course Summary:

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to integrate the Arts with the implementation of the Common Core ELA/History and Social Studies requirements. This course provides an understanding of how to use the Arts with the Common Core Learning Standards of ELA/History and Social Studies for creative, engaging, and effective lessons or instructional units. This course will improve teacher effectiveness and engagement of urban students for increased student achievement.

The focus of this course is to support teachers by illustrating how integrating the Arts with the Common Core Learning Standards in ELA and History/Social Students can work together to help students master reading, writing, listening and speaking standards. This interactive online course is designed for job-embedded learning and practical classroom application using our virtual lesson study process. This online learning environment will help facilitate the process for teachers to better incorporate the instructional practices outlined within the new Common Core Learning Standards in ELA/History and Social Studies and the Arts.

What You Need To Know

  1. This course will provide you with 3 Graduate Credits through Ashland University.
  2. Courses start on September 1st, 2017 and end on August 31st, 2018.
  3. Note: (Rolling Admissions. Self-paced course. Register anytime. Complete course within semester dates)
  4. Credit Cost: $150 per graduate credit x 3 = $450* (Payable to Ashland University)
  5. Course Cost: $149 per course (Payable to NaMaYa)
  6. Length: 36 Contact Hours

*Credit Cost is lower if you are part of a Group/Bulk Registration with 20+ Teachers. To inquire more about that, please contact us at

Don’t forget to register with Ashland University in order to earn Graduate Credits. Failure to register with Ashland University before the end date will disqualify participants from earning credits.

*Strict refund policy on Ashland University fees. Only exceptions are for documented medical emergency and must be approved by PDS Director.