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NAEA Standards

The following NAEA Standards represent the professional judgment of the art education field about the characteristics of preparation programs that will enable all visual arts educators to provide high- quality art instruction for every student. The Standards apply to both elementary and secondary art teachers, as well as arts educators who teach in museums, early-childhood programs, and other community settings. Users of the Standards should be careful to apply the standards that are appropriate for their setting. Print copies of these publications are available for sale through the online Store.

No. 412 | Standards for Art Teacher Preparation
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Standards for Art Teacher Preparation represents the characteristics that high-quality programs for preparing arts educators should possess to ensure that all art educators are capable of providing excellent art instruction for all students. It includes the content and pedagogical practices of the preparation programs as well as the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the faculty in such programs. In addition, the Standards for Art Teacher Preparation are inclusive of those of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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No. 306 | Professional Standards for Visual Arts Educators
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Professional Standards for Visual Arts Educators represents the knowledge, skills, and attitudes art educators should possess to provide high-quality art instruction for all students. They represent the threshold that all art educators—whether new to the profession or veterans—can pass, and as such can guide and support meaningful instruction and the continued development of arts educators. In addition, the Professional Standards for Visual Arts Educators are inclusive of those of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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CLICK HERE to view free downloads of earlier versions of the NAEA Standards (MEMBERS ONLY; you must login to access this page). The collection includes the following titles:

Adaptations of the National Visual Arts Standards
The National Visual Arts Standards
Purposes, Principles, and Standards For School Art Programs
Design Standards for School Art Facilities (Scanned) [1.3 MB]
Design Standards Nomination Form and Checklist
All Standards, compressed fil [1.75 MB]

 

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