Art Educator Programs

Art Educators have many options at MCAD.

Choose from adult online and campus-based classes, or specialized, week-long and online summer educator workshops, searchable below.

You'll gain creative techniques, collaborate and make connections with fellow teachers, and find inspiring professional development opportunities.

Topics range from digital photography to printmaking, mixed media collage to designing with the Adobe Creative Suite. Workshops can be taken for non-credit or credit and housing is available for an extra fee.

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Begin your search for classes below.

Click here to see a list of our available Art Educator Workshops. Art Educator Workshops for 2015 will be posted online December 9. Registration opens January 6.

Browse classes that will apply toward completion of the Creative Technologies Professional Certificate. These classes must be taken for credit in order to apply to the program.

NEW! Creative Technologies for Educators Professional Development Certificate

Designed especially for art educators and others who are interested in combining technology, creativity, and education, this new certificate program connects artists and educators with the latest technologies to enhance artmaking, studio practice, and classroom teaching.

The Creative Technologies Certificate is a 6-credit (9-quarter credit) program of personalized coursework designed to be completed over 1 or 2 years. Participants may begin their coursework at any time throughout the year. School year evening and online classes will be offered in conjunction with the week-long summer workshops specific to art educators.

Certificate recipients will leave with 6 MCAD Continuing Education credits, be prepared for leadership and advocacy of the arts in a technologically enhanced world, and will have current skills in art and design technologies with an educational focus. These skills can be brought back to the classroom, used to enhance one's professional practice or shared with colleagues. Please note that these are not graduate credits.

Sample Schedule:


Introduction to Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop - 1 credit
Art Education in a Web World (online) - 1 credit


Creative Technologies Leadership Seminar Part 1 - 1 credit


Creative Technologies Leadership Seminar Part 2 - 1 credit


Advanced Digital Photography - 1 credit
Developing an Online Portfolio (online) - 1 credit

New fall, spring, and summer adult classes will be offered every semester that may be applied towards program completion, in addition to summer art educator workshops. Other sample classes that may be taken towards the certificate include: Graphic Design Essentials (online), HTML (online), Web Design, Storytelling with Digital Video, Mixed Media Collage, and more.

Get Started Today

Complete this form to let us know about your professional and educational interests and goals. We will contact you with information about how to determine whether or not this program is right for you, how to begin by selecting appropriate classes and workshops, when to register, and answer any further questions that you may have. We welcome your interest.