BA/Education Studies

An online degree in Education Studies from Ashford University can be a gateway to beginning a career for those interested in working with learners in any of the following settings: business, public sector, education, childcare, recreation centers, non-profit organizations, health & human services, counseling, social work, psychology, sociology, and career services. Your online courses cover topics from phonics and English language learners to curriculum and child development. Learn to adapt instruction to meet the unique needs of diverse learners. You can also choose a specialization to add focus to your degree. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies, you may be able to continue your path to certification with a state-specific program. Each state offers different pathways. Make a difference with your Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies.

Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies - specializations

Child Development
Early Childhood Education
Education and Public Policy
English Language Learner Studies
Instructional Design

Certification/Licensure Terms and Conditions.

This program is not CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. This degree program will not make one eligible for traditional or alternative teacher certification or licensure in the State of Georgia or the State of Hawaii. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.

* The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Alabama Students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 334-353-8567 or to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.
Kentucky Residents: please click here.
Missouri Students: Contact the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Routes to Certification at 573-751-0051 or at to teacher certification in to verify additional coursework and/or other requirements and how those requirements can be met in Missouri.
Washington Residents: Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

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