12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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The only thing you enjoy more than expressing yourself artistically is helping others to do the same. Whether you're into music or the visual arts, at The University of Alabama at Birmingham with this Arts Education program, we can train you to teach kids art all the way from pre-K through the 12th grade.


Why Arts Education at The University of Alabama at Birmingham?

To begin, you'll first need to choose between two tracks. If you have an undergraduate degree, but did not earn teaching certification, you'll do the alternative master's program and work toward Alternative Class A certification. 

If you have both your undergraduate degree and a Class B teaching certificate, you'll do the traditional master's program and work toward your Class A certificate. 

Once you've chosen your track, you'll have another decision to make: visual arts or music. You can concentrate on music with specialties in choral or instrumental music, or visual arts, which includes classes in studio art.

Fast Facts:

  • Postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers earned an average salary of $78,720 in 2017 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Programme Structure


  • ceramics
  • drawing
  • painting
  • new media
  • photography
  • graphic design
  • sculpture
  • printmaking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Additional Requirements
  • English Proficiency Exams
  • Citizenship/Immigration Documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 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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