Attain your Bachelor of Arts in Education and Public Policy degree online from Ashford University. This degree demonstrates your commitment to civic involvement and participation in educational communities.
Dr. Denise Maxwell is Chair of the Education and Public Policy program at Ashford's College of Education. She earned her EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, an MA in Educational Leadership from University of Northern Colorado, an MA in Education and Educational Psychology from Ball State University, and a BS in Special Education and Elementary Education from Central Oklahoma State University. Read her full bio.
Online Education and Public Policy Bachelor's Degree Focus
The Bachelor of Arts in Education and Public Policy will help you discover the process of developing and implementing education policy. You will prepare and train yourself to build democratic participation and improve civic capacity through schools. This program is specifically designed for dedicated professionals who aim to be education leaders, without necessarily becoming credentialed teachers. Many education professionals find that this subject is excellent for their undergraduate work, in preparation for earning an advanced degree.
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 Education and Public Policy 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.
Kentucky Residents: please click here.
Washington Residents: Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.