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Entirely Online | 30 Credits | 5 Semesters 
  • Learn from distinguished faculty in the areas of Art Education, Art History and Studio Art
  • Curriculum aligns with student activities in classroom experiences
  • Courses address models of inquiry and practice that help to establish stronger links between theory and practice in art education
  • Delivered on a cohort basis and completed in five consecutive semesters beginning with fall (six hours of credit each semester)

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As an Online & Distance Education student, you’ll have a dedicated Enrollment Contact and Program Coordinator to assist you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more.

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Samantha Goss

Program Coordinator

Assistant Professor, Department of Art

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Carolina Wilson

Enrollment Contact


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Our graduates are prepared to:
  • Continue on in the classroom as highly qualified practitioners
  • Confidently engage in local and national art education conversations
  • Advocate for their teaching practice and art education
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Delivered entirely online

Courses are offered entirely online using dynamic platforms including Zoom video conferencing and Blackboard, and individual instructor/student conferencing. Courses taught in the first year are designed to explore contemporary themes of art education in eight-week modules. Courses instructed in the second year will be delivered in 16-week modules to allow implementation of research and writing. 

The program is delivered in a cohort model, allowing you to study with the same group of teachers throughout the program.

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Individualized support services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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Complete our online information request form. We'll send program updates, important information, and application deadlines directly to your inbox!

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Our team of support staff is available to help you throughout your UNI journey.

If you have any questions, contact us at 319-273-7206 or online@uni.edu for assistance!

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Scholarships Available

Online & Distance Education offers scholarships to UNI teaching alumni who enroll in a degree-seeking graduate program at a distance.

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.