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Teacher Education Programs

Art Education

MA/MAED in Art Education

Ann Horton-LopezDirector: Dr. Ann Horton-Lopez
Associate Professor, Coordinator, Graduate Art Education
Office: Locklear Hall, Room 120
Phone: 910.521.6407
Email: ann.horton@uncp.edu

Prospective students should email the Graduate Office at grad@uncp.edu or visit the website at http://www.uncp.edu/grad. The M.A. Art Education's program is intended to serve as an extension of the established undergraduate art education program and provide individualization of instruction and program offerings beyond the baccalaureate for those individuals who wish to pursue a higher level of achievement in their chosen field.


The Art Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the NC State Board of Education.

The Masters of Arts in Education: Art Education's program will extend the NCDPI competencies currently required for initial "A" licensure by extending the art educator's knowledge base and competencies by analytically reading art education professional literature, analyzing and discussing art education publications, theories, current practices in education and research. The program will extend their competencies through self-reflection and self evaluation of their planning skills, computer competencies, as well as through advance study of curriculum content, methods of organizing for instruction, materials, the classroom environment, and knowledge of the students and their needs. With this additional knowledge and experience, the teacher will be prepared to take the role of a collaborative leader and the responsibilities for guiding colleagues in their planning.