Arts & Humanities

Welcome to the Department of Arts and Humanities

The largest academic unit at the College, our Department prides itself upon its intellectual and artistic richness, its diversity, and its distinctive approaches to education. The Department consists of ten academic programs along with many subprograms nested within. Our major areas of scholarly inquiry are art, art administration, dance, music, history, philosophy, applied linguistics, bilingualism, English and literacies, and social studies. These areas of research, practice, and instruction, collectively, address human wisdom, capacity, potential, and creativity.

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Our Programs

Each of our ten degree and three non-degree programs offer our students the skills and knowledge they need to thrive and assume leadership in today’s changing cultural and educational environment.

Applied Linguistics & TESOL

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Art & Art Education

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Arts Administration

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Bilingual/Bicultural Education

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Dance Education

English Education

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History & Education

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Music & Music Education

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Philosophy & Education

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Social Studies Education

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Choose Your Program

Need help choosing a program? View the tabs below or contact us directly, and we will be happy to help.

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If you have a background in the performing or visual arts, or an interest in working in cultural institutions like museums, we offer the following arts-based programs:

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If you have an interest in the humanities, we offer the following humanities-based programs:

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If you have a background in languages, including English, we offer the following language-based programs:

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Teacher Ed

If you do not have a background in education but aspire to a career in teaching in PK-12 schools, we offer the following Master of Arts Initial Certification programs:

Non-Degree Programs

Advanced Certificate in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Community Language Program

Community Language Program

TCSOL Certificate

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TESOL Certificate

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