Professional Development

Teaching Artist Certificate Program – Conceived and founded by PAEP, this certificate program provides artists with the professional teaching skills and knowledge of educational methods necessary to work as a teaching artist in PreK-12 classrooms. For more information, please contact

Artist Intensives – These three-day arts integration workshops are designed to provide on-going professional training for master teaching artists.

K-12 Teacher Training – PAEP offers classes in arts integration, assessment, program management, teacher pedagogy, arts and humanity standards, classroom management, collaboration, and working with special needs and culturally diverse populations.

Explore the Arts© – This Program is a unique opportunity for southeastern PA teachers to attend cultural events and receive Act 48 Credit. This program allows teachers to attend visual or performing arts venues, and receive Act 48 credit hours.

Teaching Artist Training – PAEP offers classes in designing arts integration units and lessons, student assessment, pedagogy, K-12 common core curriculum, arts and humanity standards, and working with special needs and culturally diverse populations.

Business of the Arts – PAEP produces workshops for artists about how to document work and produce professional portfolios.

Conferences – PAEP develops and produces arts-based conferences for school districts. Topics and experiential workshops include: arts integration; literacy and the arts; core curriculum and the arts.

Roundtables - PAEP hosts informal discussions among arts educators, teachers, and teaching artists on issues of concern in K-12 education.

Partner Forums - PAEP presents a yearly forum on topics of interest to PAEP participating arts and cultural organizations, teachers, and teaching artists.

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