12 months
19104 USD/year
19104 USD/year
4720 USD/year
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This full one-year (or 17 months, depends on the track) program in Art Education from University of North Carolina Wilmington is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in art or a related field and would like to teach art at public schools.


Successful candidates will earn a master’s degree and qualify for North Carolina licensure to teach in grades K-12.

The MAT in Art Education program from University of North Carolina Wilmington features online courses with in-person and hands-on field experience to provide maximum flexibility for working professionals. 

During the final semester, students will participate in full-time student teaching under the guidance of a mentor teacher and faculty supervisor. Successful completion of the program will prepare students for obtaining NC K-12 art teaching licensure certification.

MAT in Art Education Program Highlights

  • Dedicated faculty with expertise in art education
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Curriculum aligned with NC Professional Teaching Standards and NC Standards for Visual Arts Teacher Candidates
  • Flexible online instructor-led courses, designed for working professionals
  • Applied learning experiences in area classrooms
  • Full-time internship during the final semester
  • Advance your career in just one year 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Development and Learning
  • Instructional Development
  • Art Education Foundation and Curriculum
  • Art Education Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Media Arts, Media Literacy and Technology in Art Education
  • Education in a Multicultural Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in art or similar fields from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
  • If the bachelor’s degree is not in a closely related art field (such as studio art, art history, graphic design, photography, or digital/media art), the candidate must demonstrate at least 18 hours of course work in visual art at the undergraduate level or pass the Praxis: Art: Content and Analysis Test (NC art licensure requirement) or must take art classes at UNCW to meet the requirement. (minimum requirements)
  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • GPA of “B” (3.0)
  • Three professional recommendations.
  • Two to three-page typed letter of interest 
  • Art portfolio: include 8-10 visual artworks with 100-word artist statement. Portfolio should in PDF format in one document or website format. If the work is a digital work, the length should not exceed 10 minutes each.

Tuition Fee

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    19104 USD/year
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  • National

    19104 USD/year
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  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
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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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