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Arts Education at Utah State University

Arts Access Program

Working with Students

This program is a collaborative initiative between USU’s Center for Persons with Disabilities, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, the Utah State Office of Education and others to implement new programs at the elementary school level in arts education.

Community Engagement

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Students in the Caine College of the Arts have many opportunities to interact with the community and local schools. These include on-campus performances, outreach programs, practicum teaching, service projects and ArtsBridge collaborations.

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Companion Programs, Resources & References

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Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP)

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The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP) provides arts-integrated instruction to elementary students, effectively increasing student performance in every subject —from language arts and social studies to math and science. The program is currently in 300 Utah elementary schools in 31 districts (including over 30 charter schools) and is serving approximately 202,800 students. Funded by the Utah Legislature, the program is administered through the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) and implemented by a network of faculty at Utah State University, Weber State University, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Westminster College, Southern Utah University and Dixie State University.

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