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Social Sciences and Communication
Art Education (BA)
Art Education (BA)

Art Education (BA)

  • ID:CUC10006
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

To apply, you will need the following: 

  • A completed admission application for Concordia University Chicago.

  • Official transcripts of all college coursework from each institution you have attended.

  • Foreign transcripts evaluated by a Concordia-Chicago-approved international credentialing service. Concordia-Chicago accepts evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

  • A certified document pledging financial support for your first year of study and without any unexpected events, and enough funding from the same or an equally dependable source for the following years.

  • Proof of graduation from a secondary school.

  • A transfer verification form for students transferring from a school in the United States.

English Requirement

Proof of English proficiency, via one of the following:

  • A score of at least 72 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — Concordia-Chicago’s DI code is 1140

  • A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • A score of 6.0 on the Password Skills Test

  • Successful completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language School (ELS) or a certificate of completion of program from an English Language Institute (ELI), along with a recommendation of the program director


Course Information

Art Education Program and Degree Overview

Originally founded as the Addison Teachers Seminary in 1864, the University has a 150-year track record of producing some of the most qualified teachers in the country.

More than a dozen CUC graduates have been recognized by the highly prestigious Golden Apple Foundation for outstanding teaching, which speaks volumes about the level of training you will receive.

As a student, you will be trained by experienced educators. Our faculty understand the day-to-day challenges you will encounter because they have been there themselves. Your professors will thoroughly prepare you for the realities you will face as a teacher.

Our location near Chicago provides access to a rich socio-economic learning environment at the crossroads of urban and suburban communities.

Art Education teacher candidates learn about art education theory and experience a variety of media in their art methods classes. You'll enroll in studio classes to further strengthen your knowledge and background with various art media.

Field experiences at local schools and opportunities to teach prior to the student teaching semester familiarize teacher candidates with the role of an art educator. Teacher candidates must complete a rigorous 16-week student teaching internship in real classrooms—this means you are managing and teaching a class of your own and building your resume before you even graduate.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

CUC’s Ferguson Gallery displays the art of local and nationally known artists in addition to the work of faculty and students throughout the year.

  • As an art education major, you will exhibit your own work in the Senior Art Show offered each spring semester.
  • Our campus is just 10 miles from downtown Chicago! You have easy access to world-class museums such as The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art and DuSable Museum, plus dozens of professional art galleries.

  • Image, Concordia-Chicago’s student-run art club, offers a variety of studio activities and field trips to community galleries and museums. Recent activities have included:

    • workshops in fabric dyeing

    • glass making

    • darkroom photography printing

    • visiting buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical insurance: 1,999 $ USD per year

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