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Visual Arts (PK - Grade 12)


The Art Education program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign prides itself in having faculty and candidates whose scholarly, creative, and pedagogical work has impact both within and beyond the classroom.  Candidates are actively engaged in a wholistic approach to art education that emphasizes both the theoretical and the practical.

This program offers a unique multidisciplinary approach.  This is a strong PK-12 art educator preparation program with robust relationships with other programs across the School of Art & Design.  Situated within a major research University, candidates can connect with faculty and students in programs throughout campus.

This program promotes the belief that art and its education is a form of literacy that creates civic and intellectual emancipation.  Faculty and candidates bring art education into various communities through long-standing partnerships with schools in the small urban community of Champaign-Urbana as well as in nearby rural school districts.

Visit the program website. 

The program includes a minimum of 10 weeks of full-time pre-service clinical experience, or its equivalent. The program provides supervision and support services to the teacher.  



Undergraduate program information. 

Undergraduate course requirements.

 Program and placement coordinator:      Jennifer Bergmark


Graduate program information. 

 Program and placement coordinator:      Jennifer Bergmark