Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Art Education
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the only art schools whose degree confers eligibility to teach art in public schools.
Undergraduates completing the requisite coursework are eligible for an Illinois State Teachers Certificate, Art K–12. BFAAE graduates are informed and engaged artists, teachers, citizens, creators, and community activists. With this degree, you enter the world capable of making a difference.
Critical Citizenship in Visual Culture
SAIC's teacher preparation program believes that the creation and critical analysis of visual culture is important for all students, and our teacher candidates will be prepared to use a range of media, including current technologies, to teach all students these skills.
Please refer to our Conceptual Framework [PDF] for a complete description of the program's mission and vision.
Title II Information
Below are links to the SAIC Department of Art Education's recent Title II reports. The following information is provided in accordance with Title II of the Higher Education Act, section 207(f)(2):
Annual Title II Reports
Interested in learning more?
Please refer to the BFAAE Program Guide [PDF] for a comprehensive list of program requirements.Visit the Department of Art Education website for information on the curriculum, faculty, and resources offered through the department.