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BA in Instructional Design

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design online degree program is intended to help students learn how to synthesize learning theory with models for instructional design. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking admission to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design program should have an interest in evaluating and developing applications and materials for effective student learning. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Students who enroll in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design online degree program have the opportunity to study online education, learning technology, textbook design, and curriculum development. Coursework covers a range of topics including principles of instructional design, instructional design for e-learning, educational technology, adult learning, and project management. The curriculum culminates with a capstone project that allows students to complete a design project.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*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). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • ESE 370: Learning & the Brain (3 credits)
  • EDU 120: Principles of Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDU 232: Instructional Design for E-Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 335: Design Concepts & Application (3 credits)
  • EDU 337: Collaboration in the Virtual Classroom (3 credits)
  • EDU 356: Emerging Issues in Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • EDU 358: Assessment of Student Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 336: Evaluation of E-Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 362: Adult Learning & Instruction (3 credits)
  • EDU 431: Advanced Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDU 433: Project Management for Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDU 496: Capstone Instructional Design (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 32 elective credits.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*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). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design from Ashford University, students could pursue a graduate degree in the field. Completing a Master's degree may allow students to increase their knowledge of instructional design or related topics and could lead to more advanced career opportunities.

Master's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Instructional Design
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum Development
  • Master of Arts in Education Administration

Career Paths:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design program does not lead to teacher certification or licensure in any state. However, graduates could pursue positions that require knowledge of instructional design, student development, learning environments, or education technology. Career opportunities may be available with schools, corporate education and training firms, education publishers, or other types of academic institutions.

Graduates can pursue entry-level positions in the following fields:

  • Instructional designer
  • Curriculum developer
  • Corporate trainer
  • Textbook developer

Special Terms and Conditions. Successful completion and graduation from the Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design is not intended to lead to teacher certification or licensure in any state. It is the student's responsibility to determine any individual state's certification or licensure requirements. Ashford University does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state.


Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*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). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.