Are you called to share your love of art with others? Are you interested in enhancing the skills and tools that will guide children into a lifelong appreciation of the visual arts?

For working educators that hold licensure, the MAEd in art education is an entirely online program created to provide you with maximum flexibility. That said, we’d still like to meet you as you earn your degree. You’re welcome to mix online course work with campus classes if you live near enough to do so.

Develop your leadership and mentoring skills, increase your knowledge of art, apply research to real-world experiences to improve classroom practice through action, enhance your skills in data collection and data use for diagnosis, planning, decision-making and evaluation, and build on your current teaching strengths.

ECU Advantage

Art education graduates of ECU need no introduction at schools in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast. East Carolina’s School of Art and Design and School of Education are two of the finest programs of their kind on the East Coast. There’s an excellent chance that one of your teachers studied at East Carolina.

What You Will Study

There is no catalog data for this program.

Careers With This Degree

Graduates with this degree are successful in many fields and careers, including the following:

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Education Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Ed
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Ed
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Teacher Education

Career Opportunities

ECU has developed resources to help you learn more about career opportunities and job market outlook. In addition, the websites below provide specific information on careers in the various majors from which students may choose:

NC Tower

This website provides graphs and tables of in-depth information on employment rates, wages and ongoing higher education enrollment of graduates from the North Carolina Community College System and from the University of North Carolina system schools. NC Tower includes data on former UNC students who are working in roughly 90% of all jobs in North Carolina. This database excludes information for graduates who are:

  • Self-employed;
  • Work for the federal government, including the military: or
  • Work outside of North Carolina.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

This website also provides in-depth information regarding pay, projected new jobs, required education, growth rate and on-the-job training information on various occupations.

Degree-specific internships

For information on internship information for specific majors, go to the home page of the department in which the major is located and, as available, find the link to the information on internships in that major.