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Admissions Policy


All students are required to submit official transcripts documenting a conferred bachelor’s degree or higher from an appropriately accredited institution. This requirement is for any student taking individual courses and those enrolling in the master’s degree.

Individual Courses

Courses are available to enroll in until the 27th at 11:00 PM Central Time (UTC -5) each month prior to the course start date. Course participants must complete the following steps at enrollment:

  1. Have your official transcript sent directly from the issuing institution to The Art of Education University.
  2. Confirm or demonstrate English language proficiency (see International Students below).
  3. Review and sign the enrollment agreement to confirm receipt of AOEU’s course expectations and policies.
  4. Pay for the course in full (see Tuition Requirements below).

Master’s Degree

The application is designed to showcase students’ professional qualifications, their passion for art education, and to demonstrate their ability to succeed in a master’s level program. All components are submitted through the AOEU website. Details and requirements are included in the application.

The application has three main components:

  1.  A 1-3 minute video of intent.
  2. A professionally written explanation of their “why”.
  3. A collection of four images and captions.

All applicants must submit official transcripts documenting a bachelor’s degree or higher. For more information, contact an admissions counselor: admissions@theartofeducation.edu or 515.236.5050

Tuition Requirements and School Purchase Order Collections

Full payment is required from individual students before they can officially enroll in a course. Prospective students may pay electronically. Other payment options include:

  1. Pay with a school/organization-issued credit card
  2. Pay with a school/organization Purchase Order (PO)*
  3. Pay with a private loan.

Each school/organization processes orders differently. At the time of checkout, students will be asked to enter their assigned PO number as well as a copy of the purchase order. For more information, or if your school/organization does not provide a PO number, contact us at 515.293.4283 or help@theartofeducation.edu

 Note: AOEU is not responsible for any student unable to secure reimbursement.  AOEU is not responsible for any school/organization unable to secure reimbursement for their student.

International Students


Transcripts must be submitted in English or translated into English and notarized prior to submission. Transcripts from international institutions are subject to review as part of the foreign transcript evaluation process. Additional questions may be directed to registrar@theartofeducation.edu or 515.236.5094.

English Proficiency

Online coursework at The Art of Education University requires graduate-level reading and writing. Applicants who are not fluent in English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Any of the three organizations may be used to demonstrate English proficiency:

Upload documentation of passing scores as a PDF at the time of application. Without documentation of English language proficiency, students may be withdrawn from individual courses and the master’s degree program. Passing scores are outlined below:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    – Destination Institution Code: B814
    – A score of 79 or above on the IBT
    – A score of 550 or above on the PBT
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    – A score of 6.5 or above
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
    – A score of 58 or above

Additional questions may be directed to registrar@theartofeducation.edu or 515.236.5094.


The English language proficiency requirement may be waived if you earned a degree from an institution at which English was the sole language of instruction.

If you have specific questions or concerns not addressed here, contact help@theartofeducation.edu for clarification.