April 8, 2019
What to Look For in a Quality Online Graduate Program

What to Look For in a Quality Online Graduate Program

Earning your master’s degree is a big decision and rightfully so! You are committing to a sizable investment of hard earned money and precious time. But not all online graduate programs are equal. There are several key components to take into consideration when choosing the right program for you. Some, like price, might seem obvious, but there are other important pieces of the program that deserve attention, too. To help you compare programs as you search for the right fit, we have included a downloadable chart with key components, questions to ask as you research, and blank spaces to record notes. Consider this your first graduate level assignment! Download Now! Faculty and Staff Questions to ask: Who is on staff? Who develops and teaches the courses? What student supports are available? Faculty and staff can make or break any program. As you compare, be sure to look at credentials for […]
April 9, 2019
How to Fund Your Master’s Degree Program

How to Fund Your Master’s Degree Program

If you are like me, everything about pursuing higher education is appealing. Interacting with like-minded colleagues in the field, learning new, relevant information to revitalize your curriculum, stretching your view of art education, and challenging yourself to go further than you ever thought you could. And the guaranteed pay raise is the cherry on top, right? It all seems so exciting and glorious…until you consider the cost. Sometimes, even reasonable tuition can seem like a lofty dream when budgets are tight. So, you tuck your dream away for another time when you have more money, fewer expenses, or both. Well, what if I told you there are creative ways to fund your master’s degree? And that investing in yourself is ALWAYS a good idea! This may sound strange, but in order to get creative, the first thing you have to do is math. Specifically, take the total tuition and break it into something […]
April 10, 2019
An Inside Look at What It’s Like to be an AOEU Student

An Inside Look at What It’s Like to be an AOEU Student

By now you’ve probably heard that The Art of Education University offers an online Master of Arts in Art Education program. This is a win for art teachers everywhere! You may choose to pursue a master’s degree for a variety of reasons. It might be a job requirement or part of your professional or personal goals. Whatever the reason, we want to give you a glimpse of what it’s really like to be an AOEU student. As an AOEU student myself, I’m going to give you an inside look! My Journey to AOEU Obtaining a master’s degree had always been a professional goal of mine. So, within my first three years of teaching, I completed an online program in Information Technology. One of my main motivators was to get paid more, and I knew this would benefit me more if I started early on in my teaching career. Fresh out […]
April 11, 2019
How to Create the Best AOEU Application Possible

How to Create the Best AOEU Application Possible

Have you ever filled out a “quick application” to be considered for something? Maybe your car dealership requires a “quick application for approval,” or a side gig requests a “quick application for employment.” Then, you come to find out you need to submit sixteen personal and professional references, thirty-seven years of credit history, and a notarized copy of your middle school report card. Applying to a graduate program shouldn’t be quick and easy, but it also shouldn’t feel like a thorn in your side. AOEU’s Master of Arts in Art Education is a rigorous and engaging program, and we designed the application to reflect that. Along the way, your Admissions Counselor will be there to support you as little or as much as you need. The application is both meaningful and reflective of your work as an art educator. Best of all, the application is designed to be user-friendly and […]