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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 kindergarten through grade 12 in schools. This major places emphasis on methods, materials, processes, and practice teaching in Illinois. Through this area of study, you’ll learn to embrace many roles, like artist, educator, and activist. Your coursework will cover a rigorous study of contemporary art and visual culture. You must submit a portfolio before the university accepts you 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: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $32,994

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,782
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $50,476

International

  • Tuition: $31,656
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,350
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