Do More Than Shape Lives with an Education Degree

By Ashford University Staff

teacher with her young student

If you've always dreamed of translating your passion for teaching and helping others into a career in education, now is the time. Teacher shortages across the country have increased the demand for qualified education professionals, making this the perfect moment to pursue your online education degree and enter this vital field.

Whether you're just out of high school or you're ready to return to college and advance your career, Ashford University has associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs in education for you to explore. With curricula rooted in both foundational best practices and innovative new technologies, our programs are designed to give you an essential mix of skills, information, and experience so you can make a difference in the world of education.

Multiple Ways to Leave Your Mark

While many people who pursue a college degree in education seek further certification to become teachers, there are plenty of uncommon careers in education that your degree from Ashford University could lead to. From school administration to private consulting, community service, and even research and technology, our graduates pursue career paths that span the entire spectrum of our population's educational needs and the industries that serve them.

With 11 separate online education degree programs to choose from, Ashford University offers areas of study and specialization that are tailored to fit not only your individual interests, but also the many unique employment opportunities available within the field of education. Our associate and bachelor's degrees in child development and early childhood education provide you the opportunity to work with young children within and outside the school environment. Other degrees, like our Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies or a Master of Arts in Special Education can serve as a springboard to a career in secondary-school administration or provide momentum to your developing career in education.

If you're more interested in the private sector, don't discount a career in education. In addition to classic library and research positions, graduates of our library science and media degree program pursue positions in fields as diverse as web development, telecommunications, and systems administration. You can translate your education degree into work as a private education consultant, curriculum developer, corporate trainer, human resources manager, or one of many other education careers.

The Future of Teaching and Learning

When you earn an online education from Ashford University, you aren't just taking advantage of a convenient and flexible way to absorb material, deliver assignments, and interact with others– you're actively engaged in the future of learning. Today, there are millions of American students participating in online classes each year, and the educators who have direct experience with the latest tools and online teaching methods will be positioned to lead future generations of learners in a rapidly changing, technology-dependent world. At Ashford University, you'll do more than study the material you need to enter this evolving field– you'll participate in an online learning environment that becomes more relevant each day, so you can evolve as the industry does.

Like you, Ashford University is determined to improve lives through education. When you're ready to take the first step toward your future career in education, let us know about your goals, and we'll help you find the right online education degree program to achieve them.



Written by Ashford University staff


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