Tennessee Arts Academy/Arts Academy America participants may elect to receive academic credit for their week of study at the Academy.
Options of two (2) or three (3) hours of undergraduate credit, or one (1) or two (2) hours of graduate credit through Belmont are available to TAA/AAA participants (i.e., to teachers who apply to TAA/AAA, are accepted by TAA/AAA, who submit all required materials/fees, and who participate fully in the full Academy week). Courses available through Belmont include: “Special Studies in Art,” “Special Studies in Drama/Theatre,” and “Special Studies in Music.”
Cost for Academic credit through Belmont University is in addition to the Arts Academy registration fee and any other Academy costs.
Detailed information about credit (including cost, process for registration, course requirements, etc.) is available by clicking on this link:
(Please note that once you click on this site you will be taken away from the TAA website)
Professional Licensure Credit
With prior approval of the local school system, Tennessee teachers who participate in the full Academy experience may receive 36 points toward renewal of their teaching license. [NOTE: It is not necessary to register for Academic Credit through Belmont University to obtain this licensure credit.]
Tennessee principals and supervisors may earn the maximum allowable hours of TASL credit by attending all sessions of the Academy. [NOTE: It is not necessary to register for Academic Credit through Belmont University to obtain this licensure credit.]