Dr. Iris Lafferty discusses Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design, which she oversees as the program’s Chair. Dr. Lafferty 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.
Chart your future. With your Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design from Ashford University, you will synthesize learning theory with models for instructional design. Create and deliver high-tech instruction for e-learning in online environments.
Online Instructional Design Bachelor's Degree Focus
The Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design allows you to explore online education, learning technology, text book design, and curriculum development. You will apply universal design principles to instruction, analyze research and trends in the field of instructional design, and develop instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
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 Instructional Design 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.