24 months
18688 USD/year
18688 USD/year
6888 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Through this Performing Arts program at College of Charleston, you’ll explore the curriculum and management of elementary and secondary music and theatre education programs, and be prepared to inspire confidence and creativity in a new generation of students


You’ll also study current trends in arts education and advanced choral and theatre techniques.

Key Features

  • This degree is designed for individuals who possess undergraduate degrees (or equivalent experience/training) in music, theatre or dance, and who desire to teach in public schools. 
  • The Performing Arts degree at College of Charleston consists of a concentration in choral music (leading to South Carolina certification/licensure in general and choral music education for grades P-12) and a concentration in theatre (leading to certification/licensure in P-12 theatre). 
  • A concentration in dance (leading to certification/licensure in P-12 dance) will be offered in the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Research 
  • Classroom and Behavior Management 
  • Arts and Technology 
  • Teaching Content Area and Disciplinary Literacies 
  • Clinical Practice in Music Education, Theatre, or Dance Education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a fully completed application form with a nonrefundable application fee of $50.
  • an official college transcript from an accredited institution documenting the completion of a BS or BA with a concentration in the arts and the successful completion of human growth and development and arranging courses.
  • an essay describing the applicant’s suitability for and desire to pursue the M.A.T. program and a career in education.
  • an audition/interview demonstrating the applicant’s performing and/or teaching ability in his/her chosen discipline.
  • a 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA, and a 3.0 undergraduate GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework (demonstrating academic proficiency).
  • a statement of disclosure concerning all prior convictions including felonies and misdemeanors.
  • an official copy of test scores of the GRE, which include the verbal, analytical and writing assessments.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18688 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18688 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18688 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6888 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Charleston

1270 - 2210 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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