At the core of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Childrens' Program is the belief that nurturing creative potential stands at the center of preparing children for life. Whether a child develops into an artist or scientist, encouraging the creative process is essential in the early educational years. In our Multi-Arts Workshops and Camps, children learn to explore, imagine, and discover in their own unique ways as we help them on their path to becoming the creators, innovators, and problem-solvers of the future. As we explore art and culture through studio projects and Art Institute of Chicago museum visits, children learn a new language centered on art and design and the history and importance of these practices.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Master of Arts in Teaching [MAT] program prepares students to become critical teachers of visual culture and fulfills requirements for certification in the State of Illinois for K-12 Art Education [Type 10]. The MAT program advances critical citizenship in public schools by enabling teachers and their students to construct meaning and connect knowledge through inquiry and production of visual culture.
View our video to learn more about SAIC's Master of Arts in Teaching Program from its faculty, students and alumni. Also be sure to visit the program's website at saic.edu/mat for more information.