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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Creative Arts in the Classroom (ECE 450)

Course Category: 

Varies; self-study format. 

Various; distance learning format.

June 2018 - 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; assess the scope and social and personal impact of the fine arts; explore methods of helping children discover fine arts through practical experiences, materials, and museum experiences; promote understanding and appreciation of other cultures through research regarding prominent artists from various cultures, both globally and within the United States; and create and implement an understanding of arts and asthetics in integrating the arts into other disciplines in the elementary education curriculum.


This course supports students as they examine children's creative expression and critical thinking through art, drama, and music. Course 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 (6/18) (7/23 revalidation).