B.S.Ed. Art and Design Education


The Bachelor of Science in Art Education is an undergraduate degree designed for you if you want to become an art educator in K-12 schools.

We consider our community and global engagement important to our work as cultural ambassadors, art educators and visual culture scholars. As part of the college, you will enjoy our relationships with local organizations to share our love of teaching and art-making with others through community classes, workshop events and summer camps.

We have an active presence at local, national and international conferences as we improve our practices, expand research in the field and shape contemporary art education worldwide.


See a suggested art and design education four-year plan.

NIU art and design education students' scores on the edTPA significantly surpass state and national averages. Year in and year out graduates of our program are highly sought after by employers.