You deserve amazing professional development.

Our online graduate courses are practical, relevant, and highly engaging. They're also fully-accredited and perfect for relicensure, logging hours, or earning credits towards your Master's Degree.

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On Nov. 5th, the per credit price for AOE Online Courses will be increasing.
This is our first price increase in 5 years.
Graduate credit courses are increasing slightly from $250/cr. to $299/cr.
Non-Grad credit courses are increasing slightly from $125/cr. to $149/cr.

What do actual art teachers think?

Staley A.

AOE is what grad school should be about…relevant, helpful, inspiring information to enhance your art teaching.  I have NEVER taken classes that I enjoyed or learned more!

Lauren K.

I am new to online classes and new to AOE. They are very patient and make you feel comfortable even if you are nervous to venture into something new like I did.

Gail O.

I am truly amazed at how these classes are bringing me into an awareness of what’s going on in art education. I have taught many years and this opportunity is the best!

Simple and Sensible Pricing

Unlike traditional universities which regularly charge well over $500/credit, our classes are reasonable and affordable for practicing art educators.

You have two pricing options. Courses taken for non-graduate credit are only $125/credit, and courses taken for graduate-credit are $250/credit. That means you can take most of our courses for as low as $250, and they only go as high as $750. Period.

At this price, you’re getting courses specifically designed for art educators. They’re specialized courses, at a very special price.

Non-Graduate Credit
Graduate Credit
2 Credit Non-Graduate Course
2 Credit Graduate Course
3 Credit Non-Graduate Course
3 Credit Graduate Course

The Courses You Love — The Accreditation You Need

Whether you’re completing a degree or fulfilling a licensure requirement, it’s essential that the courses you take meet the necessary state/local requirements.

At the completion of any AOE Course taken for Graduate Credit, students are eligible to receive an official transcript from our educational partner Morningside College. Morningside is an HLC Accredited Institution, with full 500-level degree accreditation status.

Run Dates

All AOE Courses start on the first of the month just to make things easy. And whether you’re taking a 2 credit, 3 credit, or studio course, we make sure to give you the optimal amount of time to complete your professional development.

2 Credit Course

4 Weeks


3 Credit Course

5 Weeks


3 Credit Studio Course

8 Weeks


Graduate Credit or Non-Graduate Credit?

Depending on your professional development goals, you may choose to take a course for grad-credit or non-grad credit. What’s the difference? This simple chart spells out what you’ll get, no matter your choice.

Benefits Graduate Non-Graduate
40 Contact Hours / Credit
Full Class Resource Access
Detailed Instructor Feedback
Course Certificate
Letter Grade
Graduate Credit
Official Grade Report
Official Morningside Transcript
Morningside HLC Accreditation

PD Classes You'll Want to Take

AOE classes are structured with you, the art teacher, in mind and it has paid off in world-class experiences and careers of lasting success. Put simply, our students love taking our courses, and the numbers prove it!


Satisfaction Rate


Completion Rate

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will these classes be accepted through my graduate program?
A. Yes, usually. Any student seeking to transfer graduate credits into a graduate program at another institution is advised to obtain prior approval from said institution. The Art of Education credits will work to transfer in as an elective to any Morningside College program. Morningside credits carry a highly respected degree-level accreditation, but all programs vary.

Q. What kind of time commitment does an AOE course take?
A. You can expect 40 hours of contact time per credit. That includes interacting with your peers, research, reading and completing assignments. So for a two credit course, that’s 80 hours over 4 weeks, or 20 hours a week. It’s challenging, but our students find it well worth it.

Q. How are courses graded?
A. All participants will be given a letter grade for our courses. This letter grade will be scored based upon the rubrics and requirements in the course syllabus. Morningside College and the Art of Education follow a rigorous academic model to maintain the highest standards and rigor.

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Course Lifecycle

Every course has a distinct yet uniform timeline, so no matter which class you take, you will know what you’re getting into. This timeline is simple, direct and easy to understand. It’s more Mondrian than Pollock.

1. Enroll & Pay

2. Receive Course Details and Invitation

3. Start and Complete Course

4. Receive Transcript and Certificate

Ready to enroll? Take a look at our full course catalog to figure out which class is right for you.

What’s it like to take an online Studio Course?

Take quick sneak peek to get a feel for the type of learning that takes place inside of our cutting-edge online studio courses.