An online degree in Education Studies from Ashford University can be a gateway to beginning a career for those interested in working with learners in any of the following settings: business, public sector, education, childcare, recreation centers, non-profit organizations, health & human services, counseling, social work, psychology, sociology, and career services.
Dr. Newton Miller is an Assistant Professor and Program Chair of the Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies program at Ashford University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Cheyney University, a Master of Science in Mathematics from Liberty University, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from York College, and a Doctorate in Education Administration from Capella University. Read his full bio.
Online Education Studies Bachelor's Degree Focus
The Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies degree builds a strong foundation for you and develops your instructional skills – including communication, group behavior, and human development. Your online courses cover topics from phonics and English language learners to curriculum and child development. Students learn to adapt instructions to meet the unique needs of diverse learners.
You may choose to delve into other areas of education studies when you add a specialization to your online teaching degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. For more detailed information, see the Courses tab. Choose from the following specializations:
Tailor your skills to reach children at all levels. Choose the Child Development specialization for your Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies degree to build awareness and understanding of the natural milestones in child development.
Early Childhood Education
Launch your career as an expert in child development when you select the Early Childhood Education specialization for your Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies degree. Strengthen your skills as an educator for young people.
Education and Public Policy
Take action on behalf of our schools. Choose the Education and Public Policy specialization to develop the knowledge you need to participate and lead policy initiatives.
English Language Learner Studies
Learn how to communicate with the whole world when you choose the English Language Learner specialization in conjunction with your Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies degree. Gain an understanding of the implications of diverse languages for learning and achievement, as well as techniques for teaching English.
Plan for successful lessons when you add the Instructional Design specialization to your Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies. These courses will enable you to evaluate technology and applications for successful learning.
Your courses in this Bachelor of Arts degree program are taught by advance-degreed instructors with real-world experience in the subjects they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
Certification & 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 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.
Kentucky Residents: please click here.
Missouri Students: Contact the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Routes to Certification at 573-751-0051 or at http://dese.mo.gov/eq/cert/routes-to-certification.htm to teacher certification in missouri.com to verify additional coursework and/or other requirements and how those requirements can be met in Missouri.
Washington Residents: Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
If an education studies degree fits your personal goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.