WHEREAS, Winthrop University provides a wide range of academic programs serving the people of South Carolina, and in particular the north central region of the state; and 

WHEREAS, the Graduate Certificate in Art Education is designed to welcome current certified art teachers to continue creating studio art, to build on the connection between local schools and the Department of Fine Arts, prepare current (or recent) MFA students as educators at the post-secondary level, and to help our artists to align creative research with pedagogy; and

WHEREAS, the Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts has developed the certificate through courses currently offered as part of the Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education and the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, using existing capacity in these classes; and

WHEREAS, the proposed certificate is consistent with Winthrop University's Mission Statement wherein the University will help “Winthrop students acquire and develop knowledge, skills, capabilities and values that enrich their lives and prepare them to meet the needs and challenges of the contemporary world, including the ability to communicate effectively, appreciate diversity, work collaboratively, synthesize knowledge, solve complex problems and adapt to change”; and

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY that the Graduate Certificate in Art Education be established; 

 APPROVED, this 24th day of June, 2022.