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Online Education Degrees
We all want to leave our mark on the world. Earning your online education degree from Ashford University and inspiring waves of learners can be one of the best ways to achieve your goal. You can amplify your impact by maximizing the potential of how courses are designed, how children develop, how research is conducted, or how employees are trained. An online degree in education can prepare you for a new career or open up new opportunities in your current field.
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Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions
An online degree from Ashford University does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. 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).
The most obvious positions for a candidate with an online education degree are in a school, but an education background has a much larger scope of potential employment options. Every educational system needs administrators, trainers, researchers, and designers with an eye for the big picture who can develop the logistics for educating large numbers of students. There are also positions that have sprung up due to the Internet’s expanding role in the field, including curriculum writers and video work. And consulting may be a viable path to new opportunities and a wider sphere of influence.
Courses in Education
The online education program was crafted to build the proper skill foundation for immediate and long-term success. The curriculum centers on the tried and true methods of the past along with the latest tactics and technologies that have shown promise. Plus, there are courses that dive in and explore the specialization of your choice, whether you are studying child development or special education.