Online Bachelor of Arts in Education in Educational Studies

Educational and learning experiences exist in a variety of spaces outside of the classroom. The Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE) in educational studies allows you to explore the impact of education on society, the act of learning and your role as an educator. By completing coursework and field experiences through an internship series, you’ll learn how you can improve your community through education.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 41

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What you’ll learn in this educational studies program

This educational studies degree online prepares you to work with people of all ages across nonprofit settings, community institutions, civic organizations and businesses. In the program, you’ll develop cultural competence for social justice in education, including self-awareness, understanding others and recognizing societal inequities. You’ll also gain a variety of skills essential for education professionals, such as:

  • Advocacy in education.
  • Collaboration and communication.
  • Design thinking.
  • Facilitating learning experiences for diverse people in different contexts.
  • Fostering equity and inclusion.
  • Leadership and innovation in education.

Can I become a teacher with this degree?

The BAE in educational studies is a non-licensure education degree that provides opportunities for students who want to work in education, but don’t want to be a classroom teacher. This program is ideal for those interested in improving workplaces and communities through best practices in education. Upon graduation, you’ll also be prepared for graduate studies, such as master’s in education programs that can lead to teacher certification, education policy careers and more.

What can you do with a degree in educational studies?

An educational studies degree prepares you to pursue a wide array of careers in industries ranging from business to community health. In this type of education role, your responsibilities may include developing learning partnerships, teaching company policies, planning educational field trips and more. The communication and leadership skills you’ll gain in this degree also prepare you for related jobs in marketing, advocacy and community outreach.

Will my educational studies degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Educational studies degree courses

In this educational studies program, you’ll explore how learning happens in practical settings through customized course selections and internship experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to pick a complementary professional track in an industry outside of education, such as political science, global health or organizational leadership. Through five related courses, you’ll explore how you can utilize education to address challenges in your chosen industry, culminating in a three-course internship series. Courses may include:


Educational studies degree: The jobs you can get

In this educational studies degree online, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed for jobs in non-classroom learning environments across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Career examples for the educational studies degree include, but are not limited to:

Corporate Trainer


Growth: 6.3 %
Salary: $63,080

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator


Growth: 4.3 %
Salary: $56,090

GED Instructor


Growth: -12.6 %
Salary: $58,590

Instructional Specialist


Growth: 2.5 %
Salary: $66,490

Museum Educator


Growth: 8.1 %
Salary: $34,440

Recreation Coordinator


Growth: 4.6 %
Salary: $31,680

Resident Director


Growth: 6.0 %
Salary: $35,720

Social Services Director


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $74,240

Technical Writer


Growth: 6.9 %
Salary: $79,960

Educational studies from prestigious teaching faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Educational studies from prestigious teaching faculty

The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College draws from a range of academic disciplines – including cognitive science, psychology and economics – to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.

Educational studies degree admission requirements

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Join one of the best colleges of education in the nation

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.

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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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