Individuals holding a Preliminary or Clear, valid California Single Subject, Standard Secondary, or Specific Secondary Credential who are familiar with digital design software and are interested in teaching graphic arts.
What You'll Learn
- Key design fundamentals
- The digital design process; the seven step process from conception to output
- Techniques for translating and optimizing print work into web-appropriate design
- Best practices for using Creative Cloud software by Adobe
- Relating to clients and meeting client needs
- Portfolio design and development
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Teaching positions are available in both private and public schools.
“As a teacher and designer, I was happy to advance my career by adding a Specific Supplementary Authorization in Graphic Arts to my credential. To top it off, I learned the most current industry skills and software. I will definitely come back to UCR Extension for professional development.”
Santa Ana Unified School District
Santa Ana, CA
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
Clear Single Subject, Standard Secondary or Specific Secondary Teacher Credential
Familiarity with digital design software or Adobe Creative Suite
For more information see How to Earn a Certificate
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
“As the need for contemporary online teaching environments emerged, I worked with UCR Extension to develop and offer unique hybrid and online formats facilitating a high degree of interactivity, personalization, and efficiency. These formats are perfect for busy educators looking to add gold standard certifications to their credentials.”
John D. Lane
Digital Arts Institute
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