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Education Studies, B.A.

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An online Education Studies degree from Ashford University can prepare you for a wide variety of career paths depending upon your interests. 
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A Education Studies degree from Ashford University can be a gateway to beginning a career for those interested in working with individuals in any of the following settings:

  • Childcare
  • Recreation Centers
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Health & Human Services
  • Sociology
  • Career Services

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 effective 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 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

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • The academic calendar is continuous, rather than defined by semesters. Opportunities to enroll in an undergraduate program are available most every week. 
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Duration description
      • 5 Week Courses
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Attendance
      No Attendance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues in Education
  • Introduction to Education
  • Introduction to Serving English Language Learners
  • History of American Education
  • Foundations of Educational Technology
  • Phonics-Based Reading & Decoding
  • Educational Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.

  • Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission. Ashford University will also require that an applicant or student provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, and/or evidence of passing the GED or state certificate awarded.
  • Failure to provide documentation by Day 7 of Week 3 will result in the student being denied admission.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    510 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    510 USD/credit
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