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Ridiculously relevant online courses designed for art teachers, by art teachers:

  • Affordable and practical, designed specifically for K-12 art teachers
  • Perfect for license renewal and salary advancement
  • Earn 500-level graduate credits

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Choose From Over 30 Amazing Courses

We offer over 30 online courses (including 9 hands-on Studio Courses) designed to help art teachers at every stage of their professional career. Whether you’re looking to develop a new art curriculum, get help with classroom fundamentals, incorporate new technology into the classroom, or just brush up on your own fine art skills, we’ve got the course for you.

36 Total Courses
10 Studio

The Courses You Love — The Credits You Need

The Art of Education University is nationally accredited through the DEAC to provide students with the option to earn full 500-level degree credits with transcripts.

If you need graduate credit that is regionally accredited, you may elect to receive official transcripts through our educational partner Morningside University (HLC) instead. If you’re unsure of your state’s requirements, click here to research your state’s requirements.

Credits You Can Afford!

Take a course to earn 500-level graduate degree credit, for only $399/credit.

Best of all, low-cost doesn’t have to mean low-quality. Every single course offered by AOEU has been specifically developed for practicing K-12 art educators. 


Graduate Credit
3 Credit Graduate Course

Get Graduate Credit And PD Hours

Benefits Graduate
45 Contact Hours / Credit
Full Class Resource Access
Detailed Instructor Feedback
Course Certificate
Letter Grade
Official Grade Report
Graduate Credit
Official Transcript (AOEU or Morningside)

PD Classes You'll Want to Take

AOEU classes are structured with you, the art teacher, in mind and it has paid off in world-class experiences and careers of lasting success. Put simply, our students love taking our courses, and the numbers prove it!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will these classes be accepted through my graduate program?
A. The Art of Education University cannot guarantee credits will be accepted as transfer credit at other institutions. It is strongly advised to check with the degree-granting school, your state, and your district to verify the credits will be accepted for license renewal, salary advancement, or for use in a degree program.

Q. What kind of time commitment does an AOEU course take?
A. Depending on your own pace, the commitment can vary. We tell students they expect 45 hours of contact time per credit. That includes interacting with your peers, research, reading and completing assignments. So for a two-credit course, that’s 90 hours over 8 weeks, or 11 hours a week. This includes online learning, interactions with peers, and reading/assignments outside of class.

Q. How are courses graded?
A. All participants will be given a letter grade for our courses. This letter grade will be scored based upon the rubrics and requirements in the course syllabus. Morningside College and the Art of Education University follow a rigorous academic model to maintain the highest standards and rigor.


Course Lifecycle

Every course has a distinct yet uniform timeline, so no matter which class you take, you will know what you’re getting into. This timeline is simple, direct and easy to understand. It’s more Mondrian than Pollock.

1. Enroll & Pay

2. Receive Course Details and Invitation

3. Start and Complete Course

4. Receive Transcript and Certificate

Click the button below to learn more about what it’s like to take an AOEU Class!


What’s it like to take an online Studio Course?

Take a quick sneak peek to get a feel for the type of learning that takes place inside of our cutting-edge online studio courses.


Unlike traditional studio courses...

If you’re like most art teachers, you probably sat in your undergrad studio classes as one of the only art ed majors. While other students just needed to learn the techniques – you needed to know how to take these techniques and actually make them practical in the K-12 art room!

Benefits Traditional Studio Courses AOEU Online Studio Courses
Study Advanced Techniques
Hands-On Learning
Create Your Own Body-of-Work
Use Real Materials
Get Detailed Feedback from Your Instructor and Peers
Work From Home or School
No Travel or Time Away From Family
*Strong Focus on Practical Application & Teaching Methods*
A Classroom Full of Other Art Teachers for Feedback and Group Learning