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International Student Information

Earn your master’s degree in art education from anywhere in the world!

The Art of Education University offers a flexible, online degree for working art teachers. Pay for each course as you go, and take away exciting, relevant techniques that will take your teaching to the next level.

We currently work with educators from over 20 countries, including China, Canada, Thailand, Australia, and France.   

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Why International Art Teachers Study at AOEU

Creative thinkers are at the heart of the global economy, and art education has never been more important. All AOEU master’s students receive:

  • Online classes that allow you to earn a degree from anywhere in the world
  • No set meeting times, so different time zones are never a problem
  • Interaction with fellow art educators from around the world
  • New classes each month that fit into any teacher’s calendar
  • Access to PRO Learning to elevate your graduate coursework and classroom

Enrolled degree-seeking students are assigned a personal academic advisor to help them with over 25 relevant art education courses.

 

Pay As You Go

Different school years and changing exchange rates can make it difficult to pay for an entire semester all at once.

At AOEU, you pay for one class at a time. You can choose to graduate in two years, three years, or four summers. Your advisor will help you pick the academic plan that best suits your lifestyle and budget.

 

International Admission Requirements

International degree-seeking students should also refer to the full AOEU admissions policy.

Complete the AOEU Master’s Application 

In the application, you will be asked for: 

  1. A written essay, in English, describing your professional goals as an art educator
  2. 4–10 images that show your personal artwork or artwork that your students have created

Send Your Undergraduate Transcripts

Have your official undergraduate transcripts sent electronically to transcripts@theartofeducation.edu

If your bachelor’s degree was earned outside of the United States, your transcript must be evaluated for USA equivalency. You can use any agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (www.aice-eval.org). The agency must send the evaluation directly to AOEU.

If your transcripts are not in English, they must be translated into English by the same evaluation agency. Do not worry about translating them yourself.

Provide English Proficiency

AOEU is a graduate-level program taught exclusively in English, and students will be asked to write and research at an advanced level.  

If you are not fluent in English, AOEU requires a test of English proficiency that is no more than two years old.  

Please have your official test scores sent directly to AOEU.

You can choose from: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 71 iBT or 60 PBT); 
  • IELTS (6.5 or above); 
  • Duolingo English Test (score of 100); or 
  • PTE Academic (score of 50 or above).



Frequently Asked Questions for International Students

In what language are AOEU classes offered?

AOEU courses and materials are taught in English. For entry into the master’s program, international students whose native language is not English will be asked to provide proof of English proficiency.

Do I need an English proficiency test?

If you are not fluent in English, AOEU requires a test of English proficiency that is no more than two years old. You can choose from the TOEFL (71 iBT); IELTS (6.5 or above); Duolingo English Test (score of 100); or PTE Academic (score of 50 or above).

Is tuition different for international students?

No, tuition is the same for all students at AOEU! For more about the price per credit, please visit our course page.

Do I need a student visa?

AOEU is 100% online, so you can study from anywhere in the world. AOEU does not require in-person meetings, so you do not need to secure a U.S. visa.

Can AOEU extend my current student visa?

No, AOEU is 100% online. If you are currently in the USA on a student visa, we will not be able to transfer your visa to AOEU.

My undergraduate transcripts are not in English. Do I need them translated?

Yes, AOEU requires that transcripts that are not in English be translated into English and evaluated for equivalency in the USA. Transcript evaluations are accepted from any agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (www.aice-eval.org).

Will an employer in my country recognize an online degree?

That depends on the employer. Things are changing rapidly, and thousands of employers worldwide are now encouraging employees to take classes online because of the lower cost and flexibility with work schedules.  

Talk with your employer about your career goals as an art educator. We are proud of the quality of education we provide and can answer any questions your employer may have.

If you have additional questions, please email us at admissions@theartofeducation.edu