Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?
We are not able to offer scholarships for the program at this time. However, you are able to use programs such as Donors Choose and Adopt a Classroom to crowdsource tuition as this considered a professional development program. Please also ask your administration if you may use the federally-provided ESSA funds for this program: ESSA includes at least 12 different funding opportunities that state educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools can use to implement arts integration interventions for students in all grades, from prekindergarten to Grade 12.
These funding opportunities can be used to support activities such as teacher professional development, school improvement efforts, supports for English learners, arts integration courses, instructional materials, extended learning time programs. They can also be used to support arts-focused charter or magnet schools. In particular, these are the funds that may be leveraged for the Certification Program:
Title I, Sec. 1003: School Improvement Eligible activities under this particular title include professional development to help teachers use arts integration strategies to improve instruction
Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction Eligible activities under this particular title include teacher professional development activities (including activities for arts educators) to support their use of arts integration strategies
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Eligible activities under this particular title include courses or instructional programs that incorporate arts and academic subject instruction to provide students with a well-rounded education
Title IV, Part F: National Activities Subpart 4—Awards for Academic Enrichment Eligible activities under this particular title include “Arts in education” courses and professional learning programs for art educators