Arts Integration
Professional Development

Missouri Alliance for Arts Education

Involvement of the arts in teaching and learning and promoting Arts Integration, as an instructional approach, continues to be priority work of the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education. Funded by a special grant from the Missouri Arts Council, and beginning in 2022-23 school year, MAAE will implement the Arts Centered Education (A.C.E.) program, directed toward promoting an arts integrated approach toward teaching and learning in Missouri's rural schools.

The project will enable selected schools to receive customized onsite professional development at no cost to the school. Learn more about the A.C.E. program here.


MAAE also works to support the ongoing work of professional learning in arts integration through Missouri. There are three Missouri sites which regularly sponsor training sessions in arts integration. 

MAAE promotes and supports their efforts to provide ongoing learning and to recruit both arts and non-arts educators to learn more about this approach toward teaching and learning.

Involving the Arts in teaching and learning leads to:

Learn more about arts integration in Missouri through this video from the KS/MO Partners in Education Team from 2019. (4:30) Kansas City Young Audiences, Liberty School District, Johnson County Community College, Shawnee Mission Schools

FREE Arts Integration training opportunities throughout the school year
(both in-person and virtual) Open to all! PD flyer FINAL.pdf

Springfield Arts Integration Conference

an annual arts integration professional learning event

Summer, 2023


For more info visit: 

contact:  Breana Kavavaugh 
-Fine Arts/World Language Coordinator
Springfield Public Schools or

view info about the 2021 Summer conference here-

Learn more about a wide variety of programming and arts integration learning available through COCA in St. Louis

COCA edu Arts Integration Professional Development Opportunities  

contact Janelle Velten - COCAedu Program Mangaer

Arts Integration Specialist or 


MAAE wishes to make programming accessible to all. In-person events are held in ADA compliant facilities allowing those with mobility issues to participate. Please contact if you have any additional requests to accommodate visual, hearing or other accessibility issues. 

The Missouri Arts Integration Network is a collection of individuals with an interest in arts integration. We welcome arts and non-arts teachers from any subject or discipline at every level PreK-college. Our FREE one-hour monthly meetings via ZOOM provide a forum for connecting with other educators and hearing success stories from practitioners. 

Access the registration link for each ZOOM meeting here. 

Questions: email

Arts Integration can benefit you and your students!

Don't Be Afraid! 
Give it a try…even in a small way.

MAAE is committed to helping Missouri teachers use Arts Integration as a strategy to improve student achievement and behavior.  Helping educators learn best practices for effective implementation honors the expertise of all teachers involved and addresses both arts and non-arts standards to yield great benefits for all. 

Do not fear that you will lose something by working collaboratively with others.  Arts Integration can actually help meet your classroom goals, enriching your work in the arts with your students. Collaborative planning for arts integrated learning experiences honors the arts as a partner and reflecting standards in the arts and non-arts subject area(s) and providing opportunities for assessment of skill and understanding in both.

Our partners in Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield offer professional development training and follow-up which to teacher interested in Arts Integration. 

MAAE is here to help as well!