The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Master of Arts (MA) in Teaching program prepares students to become critical teachers of art and visual culture and fulfills requirements for the Illinois K-12 Visual Arts Teaching License.

Critical Citizenship

SAIC’s MA in Teaching program cultivates critical citizenship and social engagement. Students in the program learn to interpret and teach art and visual culture while fostering empowerment and meaningful participation in democratic life for all students.The MA in Teaching program emphasizes activism, advocacy, egalitarianism, professionalism, and social responsibility.

Curricular and Extracurricular Experiences

The MA in Teaching curriculum incorporates cultural production, assessment, evaluation, and pedagogical methods for elementary, middle, and secondary education. MA in Teaching students expand their critical skills, creative production, and experience through curriculum development, fieldwork, and research-based forms of inquiry. Students also pursue study through electives in advanced art and design history, studio, or art and design analysis.

Title II Information

SAIC Department of Art Education Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS) reports areprovided in accordance with Title II of the Higher Education Act, section 207(f)(2):

Illinois Certification Testing System Reports

2008-09 ICTS Report [PDF]
2007-08 ICTS Report [PDF]
2006-07 ICTS Report [PDF] 

Institutional Report Cards

2008-09 Report Card [PDF]
2007-08 Report Card [PDF] 
2006-07 Report Card [PDF]

Annual Title II Reports

2009-10 Title II Report [PDF]
2010-11 Title II Report [PDF]
2011-12 Title II Report [PDF]

Interested in learning more?

Please refer to the Master of Arts in Teaching Handbook [PDF] for a comprehensive list of program requirements. Click around the pages of this website for information on admissions and curriculumrequirements, MA in Teaching faculty, students and alumni, and more.

Interested in learning more about how you can apply?

Visit the graduate admissions website or contact the graduate admissions office at 800.232.7242 or