The Department of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) develops teachers as critical citizens, creators, and community activists. As an undergraduate student, you will study the concepts of art education and social justice, public pedagogy, and urban literacies through the lens of contemporary art and cultural production.
Alumni Profile: Margaret Koreman (BFA 1988, MA 2002)
Some of our distinguishing features include:
We are one of the few art education programs in the nation whose Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) confers eligibility to teach art grades K–12 in public schools.
We are deeply committed to social justice and critical pedagogy, graduating artists and teachers who are informed and engaged citizens, creators, and community activists.
We are located in a vibrant, diverse city offering a wealth of opportunities to study art education and social justice in real-world settings.
Interested in learning more?
Learn more about undergraduate degree program requirements by visiting our BFA with an Emphasis in Art Education web page to get detailed information regarding our undergraduate degree program offerings.
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.