Alignment with UTC Strategic Plan
The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts aligns with the UTC strategic plan through building bridges beyond the classroom in and through arts. SCEA fosters innovative pedagogy and practice to support a variety of arts learning needs from developing future arts educators to providing professional learning that integrates the arts across multiple fields and disciplines. To learn more about the UTC strategic plan, please click here.
Goal 1: Transform lives through meaningful learning experiences.
SCEA mentors all teacher candidates in music, theatre, and visual art by providing exemplary student support, experiential learning opportunities in arts education, and service projects that increase access to quality arts teaching and learning for all PreK-12 students across our community.
Goal 2: Inspire, nurture and empower scholarship, creativity, discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurial initiatives.
SCEA impacts our regional community through providing professional learning opportunities in arts education, arts integration, STEAM, early learning through the arts, and project-based learning. All UTC arts education students impact the community by actively engaging in fieldwork opportunities in partnership with schools and various organizations.
Goal 3: Ensure stewardship of resources through strategic alignment investments.
SCEA's resources align with high priority programs and endeavors through increasing access to teaching and learning in and through arts including recruiting students to pursue K-12 arts education licensure at UTC, graduating high quality arts educators, faciliating professional learning opportunities in arts education and arts integration across the Chattanooga region.
Goal 4: Embrace diversity and inclusion as a path to excellence and societal change.
We collaborate with artists and clinicians from diverse backgrounds and experiences to develop and implement culturally responsive curriculum rooted in arts-based practice.