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School of Art and Design

MAED in Art Education Submission Process

Application Process (Updated November 5, 2012)

Admission to the graduate art program requires (Step 1) admission to the University through the Graduate School and (Step 2) acceptance by the School of Art and Design on the basis of professional competency.


Applicants for the MAED in Art Education degree program in the School of Art and Design meet all admission requirements of the School of Art and Design, including a portfolio showing competence in a studio area or areas as well as sufficient undergraduate preparation in art history.


All applicants must have at least the initial teaching license to apply for this degree.

This degree is completely online.


All University and School of Art and Design admission requirements must be satisfied by October 15 or January 15. Students may take courses as non-degree seeking students that may transfer into the student's program. However, taking courses as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee admission to the degree program.


Step 1
Carefully read and follow the Graduate School application guidelines. You will be required to provide them with the following;

•    All of your official transcripts
•    Official test scores
•    3 letters of reference
•    The Graduate School online application form
•    Application fee

See full specifications at

You have not officially applied until you receive confirmation from the Graduate School. The graduate school processor will notify you of any missing items via e-mail once the application is processed.  Until the application is processed there is no notification.


Step 2
Assemble an application package that includes;

•   A statement of purpose that articulates why you want to be a graduate student in art educations
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•    CD with your portfolio of 20 JPEG images of recent work (See specifications below)
•    Image list that includes title, medium, size, and date each work was created
•    A link to any websites or blogs that you would like the committee to review.

Mail this packet to:

Scott Eagle, Graduate Coordinator  
East Carolina University
School of Art and Design
Room 2000
Mail Stop 502
Leo Jenkins Fine Arts Center
Greenville, NC 27858  
Please e-mail Scott Eagle to confirm receipt of packet. You have not officially completed your application until you receive confirmation from the Graduate Coordinator.
Please include the degree you are applying for, and area of concentration with your e-mail.


Tuition and Fees


Financial Aid


Occasionally professors need assistants for their online classes. Class graders can work remotely and be compensated for their work. If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Robbie Quinn and ask for details.


Financial Aid information is available through the Financial Aid Office


For questions about the Graduate School application process,


For additional information about the MAEd curriculum, please contact Dr. Cynthia Bickley Green


For additional information about the School of Art and Design application process, contact