Teachers who are starting with the NIU Community School of the Arts and who have had some limited academic and teaching experience in the subject area. Most are NIU undergraduate or graduate students majoring in music, art, or theatre.
- Undergraduate students majoring in the subject area with at least one year of teaching experience.
- Graduate students specializing in the subject area with at least one year post high school teaching experience.
- College graduates who majored in the subject area and have at least one year post high school teaching experience.