To teach art in Illinois public schools, teachers must be certified by the State of Illinois. To transfer into an approved bachelor’s program in art education as a junior, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Since admission is competitive, completion of the courses recommended below does not guarantee admission. Community college students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts degree prior to transfer. Students should be aware that a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for program admission, and passage of either the Test of Academic Proficiency have a composite ACT plus writing score of 22, or an SAT of 1030 in order to gain admission into a college of Education.