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Professional Development

NCMA offers professional development programs that support educators across North Carolina as they connect across disciplines through art. Check the events page for upcoming offerings. View our program overviews below.

Fall Educator Expo: Educator Expos feature immersive learning experiences led by contemporary artists, educators, and designers in the museum’s studios, galleries, and special exhibition spaces. We welcome educators of all levels and disciplines as well as teaching artists and others interested in learning through the arts at this annual, celebratory event.

Thursday, November 8, 4:30 PM

Workshops: Spend time in the galleries exploring how art connects to your teaching practice. Connect with other educators, learn new strategies, and develop your creative capacities. Saturday workshops are offered during the school year and two-day workshops run during weekdays in the summer.


NCMA EdCamp: NCMA hosts professional development using the EdCamp [] model once a year. Collaborate and connect through participant-driven professional learning experiences. Participants create, lead, and attend sessions on arts integration that are responsive to educators’ needs and interests. Open to educators from all grade levels and subject areas.


Distance Learning for Educators: On-line courses for educators are offered several times during the year. Virtual Visits for Teachers are brief programs that can be incorporated into training time and will be introduced during the 2017-2018 school year. For more information, visit our distance learning page.

October 16–November 19: Visual Literacy–Making Connections with Works of Art


NCMA Fellowship for Collaborative Teaching: Fellowships are awarded annually to pairs of North Carolina educators interested in refining their practice in art integration strategies and collaboration. Professional development support and stipends are provided. The application window is closed for the upcoming school year. The application period for the following year’s fellowship will open February 2019 and close April 30, 2019.


Professional Development for Your Organization: Let the Museum become your classroom for your next school or countywide teacher professional development day. Sessions include an overview of our teacher resources and programs and your choice from a menu of topics.  Call (919) 664-6748 or email Jill Taylor to schedule a session. Reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance and are based on availability.

  • Free: 1-2 hour session; Fee-based: Daylong workshop
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Open to all disciplines and grade levels