CSA Teacher Levels

CSA Teacher Levels

Faculty

Teachers who are on the faculty at Northern Illinois University. Most teach advanced students only and will require an audition before accepting a student from the community school. One group of NIU faculty is listed under one fee on the community school's grid fee; for other faculty, students must call the office, as prices vary.

Associate

Teachers who have many years of teaching experience. Most have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in the field and some are advanced graduate students with numerous years of teaching experience. Associates are teachers who live in the community.

Apprentice 3

Teachers who are usually recent graduates from NIU’s School of Music, Theatre, or Art. They have taught lessons for at least four years and have taught for the community school for at least two years.

Apprentice 2

Teachers who have taught for at least three years, though not necessarily with the NIU Community School of the Arts. They are usually graduate students who are majoring in the subject area.

Apprentice 1

Teachers with at least one year of teaching experience, though not necessarily with the NIU Community School of the Arts. They are usually undergraduate or graduate students and are majoring in the subject area.