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Master of Arts in Art Education

A relevant, convenient, and affordable master’s degree for practicing K-12 art teachers.

  • 100% online – no travel required
  • Work at your own pace — graduate in 1-5 years
  • Complete program cost: $13,314 + Books/Materials

A Convenient Program for Working Teachers

Earning a higher degree shouldn’t mean sacrificing your career and family life. This program is optimized for working teachers — so you can complete work on your own time, according to your unique schedule, as life permits.

  • Start Anytime

    No cohorts means no waiting. With courses starting every single month, you can plan around your busy schedule and enroll anytime.

  • Work at Your Own Pace

    Graduate in as little as one year, or up to five years. Work year round, or during the Summers only — it’s up to you!

  • Manageable Assignments

    Each course in your program features one manageable assignment per week. Feel free to work ahead as the full course content is available on day one.

  • Easy Course Transfers

    Life happens. You can transfer from any current course with no fees and no questions asked.

  • Work Day or Night

    With no specific log-in times required, you have the flexibility to complete coursework when it fits your schedule.

  • Design Your Own Program

    Customize your degree with 15 elective credits. The program reflects your unique professional goals, art room, and students.

Download One of Our Helpful Guides

Selecting a master’s degree program is a big decision. We’ve created these guides based off frequently asked questions, so you can make the best decision to achieve your goals.

A Practical Degree
for Practicing Art Educators

Curate your own master’s experience by selecting from over 20 highly relevant courses covering every aspect of art education.

Get Your Master’s Degree Without Breaking the Bank

There’s no reason to sacrifice your financial security to earn a higher degree. With a total program cost of $13,314 + books/materials you can pay-as-you-go, at your own pace.


An Amazing Degree, Available Nationwide

AOEU’s Master of Arts in Art Education is available nationwide – choose your state to learn more.

You’re Not Alone

Attend a program where art education is the focus of the institution, the staff and the students. Learn with like-minded educators facing similar challenges and victories. This is AOEU.

Attend from Anywhere

AOEU courses give you the flexibility to work from anywhere – your desk, your car, from home, or at school. You can use your laptop, a tablet and even your phone. It’s up to you!

Small Class Sizes

Our courses have a student to teacher ratio of 15:1. You’ll be able to get to know your peers and enjoy personal engagement from your instructor.
Just like it should be.

Ultra Responsive Instructors

You’ve heard stories about classes where the instructor is nowhere to be found. AOEU instructors respond to every discussion and provide feedback on all your assignments. They engage on a meaningful and personal level with every classmember.

Benefits Beyond the Classroom

AOEU offers traditional degrees and amazing continuing education for art teachers at every stage of their career. You’ll have complimentary access to Art Ed PRO while you earn your degree.


Accreditation You Can Trust

The Art of Education University is a fully-accredited online graduate university, offering an accredited program nationwide.


The Art of Education University (AOEU) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

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The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) as a recognized accrediting agency.


The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

IOWA Department

The Art of Education University (AOEU) is registered by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission to operate in the state of Iowa


The Art of Education University (AOEU) is authorized to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA).

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Choose a University for Life!

You’re already on a path to becoming the best art teacher you can be. It’s time select a university that will support you throughout your entire career.