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Art Education (K-12)

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What is Art Education (K-12)?

Art Education prepares teachers of art for grades kindergarten through 12 in the public schools, placing emphasis on methods, materials, processes, and practice teaching in Illinois. Through this major, you’ll learn to embrace multiple roles—artist, educator, and activist—while engaging in a rigorous interdisciplinary study of contemporary art and visual culture in education. You must submit a portfolio before being accepted into this program.

Career Options

  • Art education
  • Art therapy
  • Arts administration
  • Community arts
  • Consulting
  • Research

Post-Graduation Success1

79% employed or continuing education

72% employed after graduation

7% attending graduate school

$37,737 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Archdiocese Of Chicago, Casting House, Caterpillar

Sample grad school destinations: Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Depaul University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

24 - 29 ACT Score

1150 - 1290 SAT Score

3.00 - 3.60 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $32,616

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,210
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $49,526

International

  • Tuition: $31,084
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,400
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