Pre-Service Students

Pre-service students are an essential part of our organization. IAEA supports students by providing resources to promote high-quality art education, collaboration, job opportunities, and scholarships/grants.

Student Resources

Click “subscribe” on THIS PAGE  to get immediate notification of job postings as we receive them. Many of our postings do not immediately appear in public job spots and are often last-minute openings or maternity leaves.


IAEA offers annual $1000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate art education students.  Applications will be available in the spring and due in May.

Learn more.

Membership for students is only $15! Get access to job postings, amazing web video content, members-only discounts, and connections to Illinois art educators. Click here to join today!

Encourage your University to utilize “Organizational Memberships” — it includes up to 10 student memberships free!

Pre-Service Students

We have a group set up just for students on Facebook to connect. Join to get student updates!


We have many online resources to help support you in your journey as an art educator. Join our live webinars or watch our recordings covering everything from art standards to classroom management.


IAEA is here to help with your questions!

Ailysh Cooper, Pre-Service Student Advisor


Volunteer for a Conference Discount!

Active, IAEA Student members may be eligible for a $30 conference fee reimbursement after the completion of a minimum of 3 hours of volunteer service during the 2020 IAEA Conference

Upon completion of the conference, you will submit your record of service and the reimbursement will be mailed to you after the conference. This volunteer opportunity is only available to FULL-TIME students (undergrads with at least 12 registered hours and grad students with at least 9 hours.) You will be able to attend the conference sessions, workshops, and special activities while also meeting your service hours. This is a great opportunity to network with art teachers from around the state and become involved with your state professional association. 

More info will be posted here in August!