How do we learn? How do we solve problems and make decisions? Explore these questions with your Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Studies from Ashford University.
Dr. Iris Lafferty is Chair of the Cognitive Studies and Instructional Design programs at Ashford University. She holds two Master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of California, San Diego. Read her full bio.
Online Cognitive Studies Bachelor's Degree Focus
Cognitive Studies is a versatile degree offering which includes the study of the brain and how we learn, solve problems, and make decisions. Discover the unique needs of learners with cognitive delays, as well as programs to address their needs. Learn to identify changes in brain development over time and their impact on cognitive functions. This curriculum is an interdisciplinary study with courses in psychology, education and neuroscience.
Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions
Certification and 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 Cognitive Studies program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. 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 www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.