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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Art Education

Grow as an artist and teacher by earning your Master of Arts in art education. Unlock student potential and impact learning while engaging in authentic artmaking.

Turn theory into practice. Incorporate new tools and techniques in your art room to create an engaging place for students. Explore every facet of art education, from curriculum and classroom management to a variety of studio courses. Blend teaching methods and artmaking techniques in this exciting, relevant master’s degree program.

Graduate Programs

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, MEd

Position yourself as a leader in curricular development and instructional practice.

Hone your skills in art leadership and advocacy. Coursework and specializations focus on reflective practice strategies and action research. Learn to inspire curriculum design, inform instruction, engage learners, and more.


Graduate-Level Continuing Education Courses

Our graduate courses support art teachers’ success at every stage of their professional careers. Ridiculously relevant course options are in tune with current trends in art education.

Skill Builders

Build on your existing skillset as an art teacher. Courses are designed to engage all learners and create space for art education to thrive.

Assessment in Art Education
Studio: Graphic Design
Art and Diverse Learners
Technology in the 21st-Century Art Room
Choice-Based Art Education

Teacher Favorites

Our most-loved and highly-praised courses by graduate students and faculty members alike.

Studio: Drawing
Designing Your Art Curriculum
Advocating for the Visual Arts
Studio: Painting–Watercolor
Social-Emotional Learning in the Visual Arts


Tailored Graduate Coursework for Visual Arts Educators

Engage with a passionate art teacher community. Pursue a flexible graduate degree and grow your educational practice.

Ridiculously Relevant Coursework

Assignments are engaging and relevant—take what you learn today back to your students and art room tomorrow.

Support Beyond the Course

Join a community of fellow art educators, responsive advisors, top faculty from across the country, and expert research and writing specialists.

Take Your Skills to the Next Level

Expand your knowledge base with new studio techniques and tap into current educational theory on the issues that matter most in education.

A Degree That Pays for Itself

At half the cost of comparable graduate programs, you can earn your degree and increase your earning potential without breaking the bank.

Work Anytime, Anywhere

Experience flexibility through online coursework with consistent weekly deadlines and few required login times.

Build Your Path

New students are accepted on a term basis. Apply today and kick off your degree with courses starting throughout the year.


Learn with us.

Degree planning is structured around spring, summer, and fall terms—but with courses starting monthly, you can begin your degree at any time.

An Amazing Journey

Student Experience

Join a community of educators working to create what’s next for art education. Engage with art education faculty from across the United States and connect with peers around the globe. One-to-one guidance from advisors and access to academic services will support you on your journey.

World-Class Instructors

Faculty & Academic Staff

AOEU fosters a community of art educators, including 50+ art education faculty and staff with practical classroom experience to ensure students receive relevant feedback.

Jennifer Ferriday
Chair of Curriculum Development
Madison Berry
Adjunct Instructor
Abby Schukei
Social Media Manager & Adjunct Instructor


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University for Life

Today, you’re looking for a degree. But tomorrow, becoming the best art teacher you can be might look like listening to a podcast, attending a conference, or logging relevant PD hours. AOEU is your university for life, supporting you throughout your entire career.