Arts Integration Learning Certificate (AILC)

  • Earn an Arts Integrated Learning Certificate from the University of Richmond

    Join colleagues from all disciplines for this new professional development program designed exclusively for RPS teachers from the University of Richmond’s Partners in the Arts.

    Richmond Public Schools, in partnership with the University of Richmond’s Partners in the Arts program, has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support our commitment to transform instruction in schools through arts integration. This grant will fund the Arts Integrated Learning Certificate program, which will allow a select group of RPS educators to earn a professional certificate in arts integrated learning from the University of Richmond.

    Image of the AILC flyer Why Participate?

    AILC participants will receive a professional learning certificate for completing the 180 hours (eligible for 180 VDOE recertification points) of training in arts integration. Plus, you’ll receive a stipend for successfully completing the program.

    More importantly, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to engage more students and close the opportunity-to-learn gap created by traditional teaching practices. You‘ll explore teaching through your strengths to build learning communities that are creative, active and experiential, reflective, social, evolving and focused on problem-solving. Arts integration training will also allow you to discover your students’ diverse learning strengths in a culturally
    responsive way that improves long-term retention of core academic content. You’ll also help foster a school culture that supports the diverse learning needs of students by becoming an arts integration teacher-leader at your school.

    Program Highlights

    Teachers in both AILC cohorts will receive teacher training, coaching and support as part of an arts integration Professional Learning Community.

    • Training will occur through three sequential courses (50 hours each) and three workshops (10 hours each).
    • All courses will be a hybrid of face-to-face instruction and online work

    Program Timeline

    Participants will complete the program in 18-24 months.

    • Applications to the program will be accepted March 23–May 4, 2018.
    • Cohort 1 will be announced in mid-May.
    • The first course for Cohort 1 will take place August 20–24, 2018.
    • Additional cohort 1 courses will take place in Spring 2019 and Fall 2019.
    • Workshops will be available throughout the year beginning in Fall of 2018.
    • Cohort 2 begins coursework in Summer 2019.


    This program is offered at no cost through a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
    Because enrollment is limited, we anticipate the application process will be competitive.
    Apply online today!
    Download the program flyer.

Contact Us

  • AILC Program

    301 North Ninth Street
    12th Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219

    Chris J. Angeles

    Project Coordinator: PDAE Grant
    Phone: (804) 780-7806
    Fax: (804) 648-6075