Art + Design Education

The students committed to NIU art and design education are serious scholars and creative risk takers. The art and design education faculty are devoted teachers, artists, and researchers with international reputations and a variety of disciplinary interests. Through a Visual Culture approach, the NIU art and design education program encourages students to build on their own strengths and develop skills to advocate for art in schools, work with diverse students, attitudes, and cultures. Students who graduate form NIU with art and design education degrees find rewarding jobs in multiple fields, including teaching in K-12 and community settings, museum and gallery management, and higher education.

The 2015-2016 Art + Design Education curriculum guide is available for viewing here. 

The Northern Illinois University Teacher Certification website is available for viewing here.

Please visit the Art + Design Education website at

niu | school of art and design
jack arends building
dekalb, il 60115-2883