Meet Our New Educational Partner

AOE Classes Just Got Better!

That’s right folks, AOE Classes (the most Ridiculously Relevant Professional Development for art teachers on the web) just got better!  We have a new educational partner: Morningside College out of Sioux City, IA (AOE’s home state). We chose Morningside because we wanted to bring you the highest level possible of accreditation. We’ve also simplified the sign-up process so there’s only one easy payment and sign up form through AOE, quick grade turnaround time, degree level credits, and a whole lot more! Read on for more details…



1) Better Credits
AOE Credits are better than ever. Our new Educational partner, Morningside College, provides top-tier degree-level accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This means that your AOE credits can be used for license renewal, salary advancement, or confidently transferred to a degree program of your choice or one of Morningside’s programs (it’s always best to check with your program to guarantee transferability).

2) Easier Sign-Up Process
Previously, you had to make split payments between AOE and the University. Now, you can pay for everything up-front directly through AOE’s 3-step-signup and easy-to-use online store. It only takes about 2 minutes to go through the entire payment process!

3) More Opportunities
We’ve always been rigorous in our coursework and time requirements, and you will find the activities meaningful and relevant to you. Morningside is a partner who shares in these same values. We are also working with Morningside to bring you even more exciting opportunities in the future.  We’ll let you know more when we can!

4) Improved Customer Service
Morningside College is an incredible partner for AOE, because they share our commitment to high quality customer service, and high rigor in graduate education. If you have any questions about the Educational partnership between The Art of Education and Morningside College feel free to contact Sandy Van Drie-Yockey, the Professional Development Coordinator for Morningside at, 712.274.5479 or 800.831.0806, x.5479.

All this, for the same price! 

We’re very proud to be able to offer these great upgrades to our already popular AOE Classes; we’re even more proud to be able to offer you these upgrades for the exact same price! That’s right, AOE Credits will retain their affordable pricing structure of $100/credit for Continuing Education or PD Hours or $250/credit to get Graduate Credit from Morningside through AOE. Not a bad deal, huh?

All courses starting November 1st will be accredited through Morningside College. To find out more please read the updated FAQ’s on our classes page.



Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is the Founder and President at AOE. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.


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  • This is a fantastic announcement Jessica!  I got my Master’s degree through Morningside
    and I would have LOVED to have been able to take art graduate classes through
    AOE.   I definitely agree with the customer
    service comment- Morningside was great to work with.  I continue to take classes through them post
    graduate degree and am excited I will be able to take AOE classes through
    Morningside.  Bravo for all your hard
    work setting this up!

  • Michele

    Yeah!! I just had a heck of an experience paying my bill with Madonna (they don’t take visa?!) and their online payment system was down. Glad to see the process has been streamlined! Thanks!

  • Rana

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