Online Bachelor of Arts in Education in Educational Studies

The educational studies degree prepares you to lead learning experiences in a variety of environments outside the classroom. You’ll gain professional experience and learn how to impact education in your community.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 41

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Learning happens everywhere and at all ages. The educational studies degree prepares you to meet the unique needs of child and adult learners throughout your community. Through professional experiences and internships, you’ll learn how to facilitate learning experiences and become an effective educator.

In the educational studies major, you’ll take courses covering human development, learning methods and leadership. Advanced education courses will explore the role of education in society, the act of learning and your role as an educator. You’ll develop effective communication skills and master the design thinking process. This coursework will teach you how to frame problems in a human-centric way and craft innovative educational solutions.

As a part of the degree program, you’ll pick a complementary professional track in an industry outside of education. You’ll take additional courses in this area and learn how education can be used to address challenges in this industry. You’ll have the opportunity to apply this knowledge during three required internships. The focus of each internship will be to identify a problem and then work with a mentor to design and implement an education-focused solution.

What is an educational studies degree?

 

Educational studies is a non-licensure education degree. The program provides opportunities for students who want to work in education, but do not want to be a classroom teacher. It’s ideal for anyone interested in improving workplaces and communities through best practices in education.

The educational studies degree is good preparation for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in education. A master’s degree in education could lead to teacher certification and other careers in higher education or curriculum development.

How can you use a bachelor’s in educational studies?

 

An educational studies degree prepares you to pursue careers managing education programs in businesses, nonprofits, community institutions or government. In this type of education job, your responsibilities may include managing workshops, teaching company policies or planning educational field trips. The communication and leadership skills you gain in the degree will also prepare you for related jobs in marketing, advocacy or community outreach.

This program also prepares you for graduate programs in education or related fields. The educational studies degree could be part of an accelerated 4+1 program. This program gives you the opportunity to earn your master’s degree in one year after graduation with your undergraduate degree. The master’s portion of the degree coursework in the fourth and fifth years needs to be completed in person on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. This option is offered with the MA in educational policy or the MA in learning sciences. Acceptance to a graduate program requires a separate application.

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Please check the professional licensure list for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to determine if this program meets requirements in your state. Note that not all programs within the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College lead to professional licensure. Speak with an enrollment coach for more information.

Jobs for educational studies degree holders

The educational studies degree will prepare you for jobs in a variety of learning environments. The internships in the degree program provide professional experience and will help you make connections in your community that may lead to employment after graduation.

The educational studies degree can prepare you for master’s in education programs that can lead to teacher certification. A graduate degree could also lead to a career in education policy or administration. Career examples for the educational studies degree include but are not limited to:

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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.

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Become an innovator in one of the best teachers colleges 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. ASU is ranked #17 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our college is ranked in the top 20 in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. These peer-reviewed programmatic honors include:

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Curriculum and Instruction.

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Instructional Media.

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Educational Administration.

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