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Art teachers stand out.

You are creative, inspired, and unique in the very best ways. Choose graduate courses and a degree program that match your art teacher energy.

This Summer, Do Things Differently

With over 30 graduate courses and a degree program created for art teachers by art teachers, you can achieve professional goals while experiencing the AOEU difference: online learning that’s engaging, meaningful, and optimized for license renewal and salary advancement. Discover the AOEU difference—inspired by you.

featured courses

Take a deep dive into exciting topics in art education over 8 weeks. Learn new studio techniques or brush up on your pedagogical skillset. It’s your summer—spend your time differently.

Studio: Drawing
Designing Your Art Curriculum
Studio: Graphic Design
Studio: Ceramics
Instructional Strategies for Art Teachers

available for a LIMITED TIME

Only have a few weeks to spare? Jump into a 3-week, 1-credit offering that will set the stage for success.

Become an Artrepreneur!


Develop an entrepreneurial plan to turn your artistic talents into a creative business in our new 3-week online course

Ready for an Art Room Reset?

JULY | AUGust | September

This 3-week bootcamp will help you prioritize and organize your back-to-school planning.

A Master’s Program As Unique as You

Our Master of Arts in Art Education online graduate program is a place where being different is not just accepted but celebrated. You’ll be able to learn at your own pace, connect with other passionate art teachers, and engage with instructors who truly understand your needs. Summer is the perfect time to embrace your unique art teacher energy and discover a degree program that’s Different. Like You.

Michelle Mitchell

Master’s Student TX

The resources and assignments in this course prepared me to incorporate more art history in my classroom on a regular basis. I realized that art history doesn’t have to be stand-alone lessons. [It] can be part of everyday learning in the art classroom. I am excited to implement the lessons I created in this course.

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Jessica Madenford

Master’s Degree Alumni PA

The Art of Education University has led me on a transformational journey in my profession as an art educator and teacher-leader. The entire AOEU community has become my circle of mentors, guiding me to places inside myself that I never knew existed. Through my learning, growth, and connection with other AOEU students, I have flourished.

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Owen Curtsinger

Master’s Degree Student TX

[Assessment in Art Education] was extremely relevant and helped organize the nuts and bolts of my teaching and assessment experience into manageable strategies while presenting some new concepts to strive for.

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Jennie Drummond

Master’s Degree Alumni CA

I’m a better educator, better artist, and better advocate and activist because of my experience getting my Master of Arts degree through AOEU.

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Kim Ziebold

Master’s Degree Alumni OH

I really learned a lot in [Art Therapy for Art Teachers] and am excited to bring a whole new level to teaching in implementing social-emotional learning to help my students’ well-being.

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Kelly Knips

Master’s Degree Alumni MN

I am happy to end [Designing Your Art Curriculum] with a working document that will help me to teach my class and write more curricula for other courses.

AOEU Faculty Are Different. Like You.

You deserve faculty who can connect to your unique experiences and needs as an art teacher. All 50+ AOEU faculty have practical art room experience, so they can relate to your experiences and are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. Through engaging assignments and stimulating discussion, you’ll leave class with learnings that can be applied in your art room.

Let’s talk—Art Teacher to Art Teacher

Connect with admissions for more info to plan your summer and beyond.

More Summer Learning Opportunities

Engaging. Like You.

Professional development shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all. PRO caters exclusively to art teachers with relevant arts team training, on-demand tutorials, and resources. Explore new interests and sharpen existing skills as an artist and educator.

Innovative. Like You.

Create and connect at the virtual NOW Conference. NOW brings thousands of art teachers together to share current trends in art education that can be applied in the art room. Chat with fellow educators, tune in to live events, and relive the experience with the After Pass.