Whether you have questions about accreditation, tuition, or how our degree program or courses can help you achieve your professional aspirations, our team is here to assist you every step of the way.

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. To get started, simply fill out the form below, and one of our admissions counselors will connect with you to provide guidance, answer your questions, and discuss your timeline. Let us help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

Academic Advising

Tuition and Fees

The Art of Education University is committed to providing high-quality online learning with a competitive, affordable tuition rate.

The total cost of the degree program is $15,064 including tuition and fees ($399/credit). That number includes all coursework, fees, library services, 1:1 academic advising, and a complimentary PRO Learning membership to supplement your degree work.

Master of Arts in art education Tuition and other fees

Cost Breakdown

  • 27 credits in 500-level core and elective credits at $399/credit
  • 9 credits in 600-level credits, Mission of Teaching (3 credits), and Capstone Research (6 credits) at $449/credit
  • $50 application fee
  • $200 Capstone Entrance Exam fee

Other Fees

  • Textbooks and supplies—total cost is dependent on the course and electives taken; click here for estimated costs per course
  • $10 per official transcript
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Admissions Process

Master’s Degree

The application process is designed to reflect your work as an artist and educator:

  • Complete application form
  • Send your official transcripts documenting an earned bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Write about your “why”
  • Share 4 images and descriptions

Coursework for Continuing Education

If you’re looking for just one course, or need a handful of credits to satisfy a state or district requirement, submit an application form and get started next month! We need two things:

  • Complete application form
  • Send your official transcripts documenting an earned bachelor’s degree or higher

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


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., Master’s Degree 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 2021, 75% of the first cohort graduated (27 students). Eight (8) students are still pursuing their master’s degrees. A true graduation rate will not be calculated until 2022.


Withdrawal Rate*

*Students have five (5) years to complete their degree. By July 2021, one (1) student from the first cohort officially withdrew from the degree 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.