National Residency Teaching Artist Credential



Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s National Residency Teaching Artist Credential (TAC) articulates what effective, high quality teaching artistry looks like in K-12 school-based residencies, and formally endorses exceptional teaching artists who embody excellence in four competency areas: Artistry, Instruction, Planning & Preparation, and Community.

​The program recognizes seasoned teaching artists at a national level for their previous training, and experience and skill in implementing school-based residencies. The credential also offers less experienced teaching artists a practical pathway to advance toward excellence. Additionally, this nationally-recognized credential validates teaching artistry as a field, and advances arts-in-education by providing quality assurance for schools, promoting collaboration between classroom teachers and teaching artists, and, above all, ensuring successful learning outcomes for students.



Information on the next application cycle will be posted here once available - stay tuned to for details!



If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact Susan Oetgen, TAC Project Director, at

National Residency Teaching Artist Credential Program