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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Creative Arts in the Classroom (ECE-350)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

June 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine the contributions of creativity and imagination to the total learning of the child; discuss the scope and social and personal impact of the fine arts; explore methods of helping children discover the fine arts through practical experiences, materials, and museum experiences; promote understanding and appreciation of other cultures through research about prominent artists from various cultures, both globally and within the United States; and create and use the arts and aesthetics in integrating the arts into other disciplines in the elementary curriculum.


This course supports students as they examine children’s creative expression and critical thinking through art, drama, and music. Exam content reflects contemporary theory and practice and promotes ideas and skills that tap children's propensity for creativity and critical thinking. Numerous strategies of arts integration and examples of learning content through the visual arts, music, dance, and poetry are discussed.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/17) (2/22 revalidation).