Careers

Education Studies Degree Career Options

Prepare yourself for a rewarding future. Just a few of many education careers that often begin with a Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies degree include:

  • Public School Instructor (additional education is required)
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Literacy Teacher
  • Instructor

The Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies 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 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 states’ 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).

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Contact careerservices@ashford.edu for support in starting an education career.

Education Studies Degree Information


Join a professional organization:

Volunteer to acquire more experience:

Everybody Wins Power Lunch
A literacy and mentoring program whose volunteers use their lunch breaks to read with children.

Junior Achievement
A worldwide nonprofit youth organization promoting readiness for work, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship among students.

Americorps
A national organization of volunteers who tutor kids, promote literacy, and assist in afterschool programs.

Other helpful resources:
National Center for Alternative Certification
Teacher Support Network
Teachers Count
Teacher World

With the right training and skills, an education career can be rewarding. If this degree matches your goals, call 866.711.1700 or request additional information.