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Art Education – Graduate Degree

Degrees Offered: Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Departmental Website: Art Department

Program Description
M.A.Ed. applicants must hold or be eligible to hold a North Carolina Class A teaching license, or a comparable license from another state, in the chosen field unless admission is sought to certain programs in which licensure is not a factor. 
M.A.T. applicants must have an undergraduate degree in the major of the concentration and must
meet the prerequisite requirements of the department housing the concentration. Candidates with an undergraduate degree in a major other than the MAT concentration may not qualify for the MAT and are subject to prerequisite course requirements as determined by the faculty in the department of the
concentration. Prerequisite requirements will vary by department and depend on the credentials presented by the candidate. Pending satisfactory completion of state-mandated licensure requirements, the program leads to a recommendation for an initial and advanced license from the
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.                   

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Location of Course Offerings: Cullowhee only for art courses

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate School Admission Requirements
  • Program Admission Requirements
    • Portfolio review of work demonstrating breadth and depth - M.A.T. only
    • Personal Interview  - M.A.T. only
    • GRE General Exam
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in art and art history courses completed at the junior-senior level
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Letter of intent - M.A.T. only
    • M.A.Ed. in Art Education applicants must hold or be eligible for the North Carolina "A" teaching license in art

Application Deadline: None

Prerequisites: The program is open to students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than art. However, at the time of the admissions decision the program director will list the undergraduate leveling courses needed by such students in order to provide an adequate background for the M.A.Ed. or M.A.T. programs. These courses will not count toward the graduate degree.

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Erin Tapley
Department of Art



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