We are a community of artists, educators, organizers, designers, curators, teachers, administrators, archivists, and activists. We are engaged in the ongoing work of bringing into being, cultivating, restoring, and sustaining cultures of joy, justice, care, and critical generosity.
The Art Education programs are uniquely situated within the vital and diverse cultural and artistic communities of Chicago, providing a wealth of experiences and opportunities for mentorship in museums, schools, and community settings.
SAIC offers three Art Education degree programs
1. Master of Arts in Art Education (MAAE): The MAAE leads to art education careers in museums, community settings, art organizations, and socially engaged arts practices.
2. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): The MAT leads to art education careers, including licensure to teach Visual Arts PK-12 in Illinois public schools.
3. Bachelor of Fine Arts with Emphasis in Art Education (BFAAE): The BFAAE art teaching degree prepares students for art education careers, including licensure to teach Visual Arts PK-12 in Illinois public schools.