The official seal of The Art of Education University showcases the institution’s core values and principles. The seal represents values like lifelong learning, personal growth, and AOEU’s unique “University for Life” learning model.
Sun and Moon
The sun and moon represent an art teacher’s full life of learning. AOEU serves its students from the beginning of their careers (sunrise) through retirement (nightfall).
Tree of Personal Growth
The tree represents an art teacher’s personal growth and expanding knowledge. The tree is a maple, a subtle nod to Osage, the “City of Maples” nestled in Iowa.
Ladder of Lifelong Learning
Each rung on the ladder represents a unique type to learning. While most institutions focus on only a few rungs (degree programs), AOEU believes each rung (degrees, courses, media, events, etc.) plays an essential role in personal growth.
Owl of Athena
Buried amongst the rubble of the Athenian Parthenon, the Owl of Athena is a symbol of knowledge and wisdom. Inscribed beside the owl were the letters “AOE” (alpha, theta, epsilon) meaning “Of the Athenians” in ancient Greek.