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Desarrollo profesional

NCMA offers professional development programs that support educators across North Carolina as they connect across disciplines through art. Sign up to receive our email newsletter twice a month. Check the events page for upcoming offerings. View our program overviews below. Read more about our approach to school and teacher programs and brainstorm your own ideas in our new program brochure!

We are offering a variety of onsite and online programs to provide opportunities to acquire CEUs. See programs available for registration on the upcoming events page.


Onsite Programs

Saturday, September 23: Bringing Zines into the Classroom, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

Tuesday, October 3: Educator Expo

Saturday, February 10: Making Morning

Saturday, March 9: World Languages Symposium with UNC and NC DPI, 10 am–3 pm


Online Courses

Online courses for educators are offered several times during the year.

Art and Global Learning (October 6 through December 6, 2022)

This self-paced online course (open October 3 through December 5) uses works of art from the Museum’s collection as a pathway to understanding global issues and developing cross-cultural understanding. More info.


Art and Science (May 7 through August 6, 2024)

The NCMA offers educators a course on the connections between art and science. Participants explore topics through inquiry-based learning in an online community while gaining valuable classroom connections. The course is self-paced, and each topic should take around three hours to complete (15 hours for the entire course).


Teacher Tuesdays

Educators enjoy exclusive free access to our special exhibitions in East Building on Teacher Tuesdays. These special events take place once per semester on a Tuesday from 4 pm to 7 pm.


Fall Date: Tuesday, November 14

Spring Date: Tuesday, April 16


Professional Development for Your Organization

Strengthen your district’s professional development plan by scheduling a session for your staff with the NCMA. Let the Museum become your (real or virtual) classroom. Sessions are open to all disciplines and grade levels. Email us to explore your options.


Interested in Back-to-School PD for a School or District? Check out our info sheet to learn about available dates and topics!

Onsite Programs

1-2 hour sessions are free.

Open to groups of 10 or more.

Reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance.

Availability based on staff scheduling commitments.


Online Programs

30-60 minute videoconferences are free.

Open to groups of 10 or more.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are based on availability.


Independent Studies

Independent Studies are the NCMA’s version of micro-credentials, a form of personalized, self-directed professional development in which teachers demonstrate mastery of a specific topic or approach to learning. Independent Studies are housed online and do not require onsite attendance at programs. Participants can earn up to 1-1.5 CEUs depending on the topic.

Learn more here