To teach art in Illinois public schools, teachers must be licensed 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 usually required for program admission.