CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago is giving students who want to become high school art teachers some help.
The school says in a news release that for the first time since 2010 it is giving students pursuing an undergraduate degree in studio art the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education — or BFAAE degree — along with a professional teaching license.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Record Warmth Possible Next 2 Days
Five undergraduate students entered the art education major last fall and school officials expect that number will nearly double next fall and continue to grow.READ MORE: Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must Change
Because UIC has a large number of diverse students, the hope at the school is that it will be able to help fill the need for more teachers of color in Illinois and throughout the country.MORE NEWS: The United Center COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site: An Inside Look
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