Grad Courses

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


Choose From Over 30 Engaging Courses

The Art of Education University offers more than 30 online courses designed to help art teachers at every stage of their career. Whether you’re looking to develop your art curriculum, need help with classroom fundamentals, incorporate new technology, or brush up on your studio skills, we have the course for you.

Arts Integration: How Art Increases Academic Capacity
Cultural Competency in Art Education
Managing the Art Room
Reaching All Artists Through Differentiation
Social-Emotional Learning in the Visual Arts
Studio: Drawing
Studio: Fibers
Studio: Graphic Design
Studio: Painting–Watercolor
Technology in the 21st-Century Art Room


The Courses You Love, the Credits You Need

The Art of Education University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. AOEU coursework meets requirements in states that accept institutional accreditation.

You can earn a transcript from our educational partner, Morningside University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. This can be helpful if your state requires coursework from a regionally accredited school. If you’re unsure of your state’s requirements, click here.


Affordable Tuition, World-Class Experience

Graduate CrediT


3-Credit Graduate Course


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. 

PD Courses 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

What kind of time commitment does an AOEU course take?

The commitment can vary depending on your pace. We tell students they can expect 45 hours of contact time per credit. That includes interacting with your peers, researching, reading, and completing assignments. For example, a two-credit course will require around 90 hours over 8 weeks, or 11 hours per week. This includes online learning, interactions with peers, and reading/coursework completed outside of class.

Will these classes transfer to other institutions?

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

How are courses graded?

All participants will be given a letter grade for our courses. This letter grade will be scored based on the rubrics and requirements found 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 you will know what you’re getting into no matter which class you take. This timeline is simple, direct, and easy to understand. It’s more Mondrian than Pollock.

1. Enroll

2. Pay

3. Receive Course Details and Invitation

4. Start and Complete Course

5. Receive Transcript

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?

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

Studio Course Benefits

Even better than traditional studio courses…

If you’re like most art teachers, you were probably one of the only art ed majors in your undergrad studio classes. Other students just needed to learn the techniques—but you needed to know how to actually make them practical in the K–12 art room! With AOEU studio courses, you learn techniques and how to teach these techniques in the real world of art education.

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Let’s Get Started

Ready to start taking classes specifically designed for art teachers?

Review our course catalog to find something relevant or interesting. Or contact an admissions counselor directly to find out more, get your questions answered, and sign up for a class.