Graduate Studies at Moore Presents 6th Annual Art and Special Education Symposium


(Philadelphia, PA) – Graduate Studies at Moore College of Art & Design’s one-of-a-kind MA in Art Education with An Emphasis in Special Populations presents its groundbreaking Art and Special Education Symposium on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. The Symposium will commemorate its sixth year with an exciting roster of keynote speakers, presentations and roundtable discussions. The College is located at 20th Street and The Parkway, is wheelchair accessible, and an ASL interpreter will be provided for the Symposium. The entire day, including lunch, is $35. Moore also provides the added value of ACT 48 hours for an additional $25. For tickets and information, click here or call 215.667.6811.

The panel of esteemed educators for the 6th annual Art and Special Education Symposium includes: Beverly Levett Gerber, editor and author of the best-selling Reaching and Teaching Students with Special Needs through Art; Peter Geisser, former instructor at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf and a member of the Access Advisory Board of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; Beverley Johns, an expert in behavioral strategies for students with learning differences and author of 11 books; and Juliann Dorff, a contributing author to the book Understanding Students with Autism through Art and recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from Kent State University. The panel will be moderated by Penny and Bob Fox Distinguished Professor Lynne Horoschak, PA’s teacher of the year and Art Education Graduate Program Manager.

Following the panel, a select group of alumni from Moore’s MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations program will share a synopsis of the analysis and application of their theses data and its impact on their teaching methodology. In the afternoon roundtable discussions led by renowned area educators will provide participants the opportunity to explore topics related to teaching students with special needs. This program was made possible through support from the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.

Moore’s Graduate Studies co-educational community consists of unique programs in Art & Social Engagement (launching 2015), Community Practice (launching 2015), Studio Art, Interior Design and Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations that prepare motivated men and women with the skills, knowledge and resources to become professional artists, designers and teachers. Made up of select students, faculty and staff, we test, perfect, invent and forever alter art practices and policies on a local and global scale. The programs’ summer intensive, evening and weekend year-round scheduling are well suited for working adults seeking to acquire new skills and perspectives.

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation’s first and only women’s visual arts college. Moore’s career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district. The College offers ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women and since 2009, five coeducational Graduate Studies programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore; Continuing Education programs for professional adults; the acclaimed Youth Programs for young people grades 1-12, which was founded in 1921; The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit