Our team is here to answer questions and assist you every step of the way. Get answers about tuition, admissions requirements, the best program for your goals, and international student requirements.

Connect with Admissions

As a team of former art teachers turned admissions counselors, we understand the challenges you face as an educator continuing your education. We are well-versed in the field, and knowledgeable about the specific course offerings and state-by-state requirements that may impact your academic journey. Getting started is easy – just fill out the form below. We’re here to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

Tuition and Fees

The Art of Education University is committed to providing high-quality online learning with a competitive, affordable tuition rate. Totals below include all coursework, fees, library services, 1:1 academic advising, plus a complimentary PRO Learning membership to supplement your degree work.

Tuition and Other FeesMaster of Arts
in Art Education
Master of Education
in Curriculum & Instruction
500-level core credits at $425/credit12 credits15 credits
500-level elective or specialization credits at $425/credit15 credits12 credits
600-level credits at $475/credit9 credits6 credits
$50 application fee
$200 Capstone Entrance Exam fee
$50 graduation audit fee
Total Degree Program Cost$16,050$14,625

Other Fees

  • Textbooks and supplies—total cost is dependent on the course and electives taken; see the course catalog for estimated costs per course
  • Partnership Fee – A $30 fee will be charged to each course enrollment with Morningside University.
  • $10 per official transcript

Admissions Process

The Art of Education University accepts applications continuously throughout the year. The mini-application for continuing education courses takes minutes and most degree program applicants complete the process in less than a couple hours. Apply now!

All students must submit official transcripts that document an earned bachelor’s degree or higher from an appropriately accredited institution. For detailed admission requirements, check out the admissions policy

It’s important to note that the degree programs and continuing education courses are designed for applicants who already possess a teaching license and do not lead to K-12 licensure.

Application RequirementsMaster of Arts
in Art Education
Master of Education
in Curriculum & Instruction
Continuing Education Graduate Courses
Complete application form

Send your official transcripts – documenting an earned bachelor’s degree or higher
Submit a writing sample – write about your “why”
Share a Micro-Portfolio – a couple artifacts and descriptions

Prospective students have the most success when they work with an admissions counselor. Let’s work together!

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International Student Admissions

Looking for a high-quality art education program that you can pursue from anywhere in the world? With no additional fees of any kind for students outside the U.S., AOEU is committed to creating a diverse and expansive learning environment.

Prospective students who completed their undergraduate degrees outside the United States must provide equivalency reports in English. AOEU’s preferred credential evaluation organization is SpanTran. However, foreign transcript evaluations are accepted from any agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators.


How much does the program cost? Do you accept transfer credits? Will a master’s degree work for me? What courses will I take?
There are a lot of questions when deciding to pursue a degree. We’ve answered some of the most common.

Admissions Experience

“The admissions team went above and beyond to help me secure a green light from my school district regarding completing a master’s for salary advancement. AOEU stuck with me through a multitude of emails [and] phone conversations and even suggested looking at my district’s contract language. Eureka! The contract held the answer I’d hoped for; Master’s of Art Education, here I come!”

– Ellen M., MAAE Alumni

By The Numbers


Graduation Rate*

*The recommended timeframe to reach graduation is two (2) years, although students can take up to five (5) years to graduate. By July 2023, 75% of the 2019 cohort graduated (200 alum out of 268 considered).Twenty-four students are still pursuing their degrees.


Withdrawal Rate*

*Students have five (5) years to complete their degree. By July 2023, 21 students from the 2019 cohort withdrew from the program. A true withdrawal rate will not be calculated until 2024.

A 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.

Ready to begin your journey?

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