North Central College - Naperville, IL
Art Education major

Annie appreciates that North Central went above and beyond typical student teaching requirements to prepare her for a career as an art teacher. All the extra experience helped her find a job before she completed her degree.

“North Central’s art education program is difficult, but it’s extremely rewarding if you work hard,” says Annie, who is now a high school art teacher at Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, IL. “The education provides students with multiple practicum experiences, which are great ways to apply classroom concepts in a public or private school setting.”

Annie chose to attend North Central because it had “a hometown feel with all the fun of downtown Naperville.” She found it easy to form strong connections with students and teachers alike.

“One of my professors invited me to her house to discuss art education evaluations and lesson plans while I was student teaching,” she says. “There’s something very special about attending a small school like North Central.”