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BA in Education Studies

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies program gives aspiring teachers a comprehensive survey of foundational studies in education. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies program typically have an interest in education and teaching.* Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies program is designed for students who would like to learn about the foundations of teaching through psychology; curriculum design and technology; and cognitive processes. Students have the option of specializing in child development, early childhood education, education and public policy, English language learner studies, or instructional design. The program is designed to prepare enrolled students for teacher training programs, or for entry-level employment in the fields of education or community development.

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.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies:

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

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

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

Major Course Requirements

  • PSY 104: Child & Adolescent Development (3 credits)
  • EDU 304: Introduction to Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 324: History of American Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 381: Curriculum & Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDU 382: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners (3 credits)
  • EDU 352: Foundations of Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • EDU 372: Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • ESE 370: Learning & the Brain (3 credits)
  • EDU 321: Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (3 credits)
  • EDU 371: Phonics-Based Reading & Decoding (3 credits)
  • EDU 498: Education Studies Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 38 credits in elective courses.

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:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies program who are interested in working in education or teaching could pursue a master's degree in education, child development, or educational leadership. Earning an advanced degree could provide students with the qualifications needed for an administrative or teaching position in the field.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include:

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Education and Public Policy
  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Child Development
  • Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Career Paths:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies program is designed to prepare enrolled students for entry-level employment in education administration or teaching. Education is a broad field that presents numerous career options beyond teaching in public and private school systems.

Possibilities that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Public school instruction (Additional education may be required.)
  • Private school instruction
  • Charter school instruction

Certification / Licensure Terms and Conditions

Completing the Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies degree by itself will not qualify a student for certification or licensure in any state. It is the student's responsibility to determine individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please refer to the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) page for individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please be advised that states change their policies from time to time and students are advised to check with their state regulatory agencies' policies and procedures relating to licensure in that state on a regular basis. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification or employment in this field of study. For additional information, please refer to your state licensing board or agency.


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.

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