Online Bachelor of Education in Educational Studies — Instructional Design

In the Bachelor of Arts in education (BAE) in educational studies with a concentration in instructional design, you’ll learn how to apply the principles, practices and theories of instructional design. You’ll also gain an understanding of how to assess learners’ needs while working with subject matter experts. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for entry-level positions in the discipline of instructional design.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 30

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a BAE in educational studies?

Instructional design can be used to create comprehensive curriculum or for the development of training materials. The BAE in educational studies program is ideal for students interested in learning how to design effective academic experiences to solve instructional needs, training problems or performance gaps. In this educational studies degree, you’ll gain an overview of:

  • Fundamentals and history of instructional design.
  • Relevant learning and instructional design theories.
  • The field of instructional design.
  • The systematic process of instructional design.
  • Trends and issues in instructional design.

What skills will I learn in the educational studies degree program?

 

In this BAE degree, you’ll develop foundational skills in instructional design. You’ll also learn how to identify instructional needs of performance gaps and then design, develop and deploy a digital learning solution to mitigate that problem. In this educational studies degree, you’ll become skilled in:

  • Applying instructional strategies.
  • Conducting needs analysis.
  • Creating multimedia learning objects.
  • Developing learning goals and instructional objectives.
  • Drafting assessment activities.
  • Producing digital learning solutions.

This process will be completed by evaluating the learning solutions you’ve created and interpreting that data to determine their efficacy.

Why should I earn a BAE in educational studies?

 

The educational studies degree is part of a rapidly growing industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for instructional designers is expected to grow by 11% between 2021 and 2026, which is much faster than the average rate.

Additionally, earning a BAE degree benefits the educational community, as it equips you to complete research and assist in the creation of important learning materials for teachers or organizations.

Will my BAE in educational studies 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.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn, Bachelor of Arts in education in educational studies. Your concentration in instructional design will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

Courses for the educational studies degree:

This 120-credit program is made up of 16 required courses and 14 elective courses. Through the educational studies degree courses, you’ll develop self-directed skills in leading instructional design functions, such as assessment development, communication, graphic design, project management, research and technology presentation. Courses include:


EDU 301: Why Education?


EDU 302: Diversity in Learning Contexts


LDT 301: Foundations of Instructional Design


LDT 320: Digital Learning Theories


LDT 330: Design of Digital Learning


LDT 410: Assessment and Evaluation for Digital Learning


LSE 401: Designing Learning Environments for Inclusion (SB)


What careers can I pursue with a BAE in educational studies?

Instructional design professionals are necessary to the development of curriculum in education and training materials within an organization. With a BAE in educational studies, you’ll be prepared for careers in education related to the development of learning materials. Potential job titles include, but are not limited to:

Corporate Trainer


Growth: 8.6 %
Salary: $62,700

Employee Training Manager


Growth: 7.3 %
Salary: $115,640

Instructional Specialist


Growth: 5.9 %
Salary: $66,970

Study instructional design with leading ASU Online faculty members

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.

Study instructional design with leading ASU Online faculty members

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.

Admissions requirements for the BAE in educational studies:

I am a future

You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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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Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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