Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies
An online Education Studies degree from Ashford University can prepare you for a wide variety of career paths depending upon your interests. A bachelor’s in education can be a gateway to beginning a career for those interested in working with learners in any of the following settings:
- Public Sector
- Recreation Centers
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Health & Human Services
- Career Services
What you will learn
Play a vital role in an individual’s life by Improving their educational experience. Help shape the education of children, adolescents, and adults in a wide range of settings, as education can exist in a variety of different contexts. The Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies degree can build a strong foundation for you and develop your instructional skills – including communication, group behavior, and human development. Your bachelor’s in education courses cover topics from phonics and English language learning to educational curriculum creation and child development. You will learn to adapt instructions to meet the unique needs of diverse learners. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies degree program, you will be able to:
- Design an effective education curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet the needs of diverse learners
- Demonstrate knowledge of child and adolescent development in the cognitive, social, physical, and emotional domains
- Identify the unique educational needs of special learners and adapt curriculum and instruction to meet these needs
- Apply alignment practices of standards, instruction and assessment to identified academic, district and state standards, goals and priorities as part of the planning and material selection process
- Apply foundational research skills to a topic of interest in an area of education
Your Courses in Education Studies
Achieve your Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies from Ashford University, and take the first step toward becoming an educator. Your bachelor’s in education courses cover topics such as phonics and English language learners, to curriculum and child development. You can also add a specialization to your degree to provide further focus to your studies.
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.
Major Course Requirements (36 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
Specializations in Education Studies
You may choose to delve into other areas of education studies when you add a specialization to your education studies degree program. This bachelor’s in education program is structured so that you can take advantage of several high-demand specializations. These specializations can help you receive management level skills and a better understanding of why leadership qualities are necessary for an education setting. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following specializations to customize your bachelor’s in education to fit your career interests:
Early Childhood Education
Education and Public Policy
English Language Learner Studies
BA in Education Studies
Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies. With your BA in education, you will be introduced to topics that include:
- Reading Pedagogy
- Curriculum & Instructional Design
- Child Development
- Strategies in Serving Diverse Populations
Careers in Education Studies
Prepare yourself for a rewarding future in education studies. Many professional teaching and educational careers, such as Teaching Assistants and Teaching Aides, begin with a BA in education. Teaching Assistants and Teaching Aides can assist in instructional responsibilities and tasks typically performed by a teacher at a local school. Teaching aides and assistants play a major role in the development of learning, as they typically perform in a lot of hands-on interactions with students.
Take a look at other potential education studies career options below that are possible with your BA in education.
Faculty & Support Education Studies
Many of the faculty members that you will engage with during your BA in education draw on years of professional experience in the field of education. The professional experience that many of our faculty possess can help bridge the gap between theory and practice for you as an education studies student. Our faculty members are here to provide you with the necessary support and knowledge needed in order for you to have a better understanding of the education material, as well as feel more confident as a student at Ashford University.
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Why Choose Education Studies
Explore a wide variety of job possibilities while pursuing your passion for educating others. An online BA in education studies can teach you the necessary skills in order to educate others in a multitude of career fields. If you aren’t quite sure what sector you are interested in working in just yet, that’s ok, because a bachelor’s in education can offer you the educational skills that can be relevant in a wide variety of fields. Education studies students are presented with many options, as there are different specialties that can fit your specific interests.