Chart your future. With your Bachelor of Arts in Instructional Design degree earned online from Ashford University, you will synthesize learning theory with models for instructional design.

E-learning is becoming more popular. Schools and corporations recognize the need to provide learners with more choices in learning environments.

This degree program enables you to evaluate technology and applications for effective student learning. Create and deliver high-tech instruction for e-learning in online environments. Your online courses include learning theory, studies in assessment, adult learning, and virtual collaboration.

  • Design instructional and training interventions and assessments for online, place-based, and blended delivery
  • Apply the results of learning, task, performance, and other analyses to the design of training and instruction
  • Apply evaluations of technologies for developing, delivering, and assessing instructional design and training interventions
  • Distinguish how different principles and theories of learning, design, and assessment influence design processes and outcomes
  • Develop plans to manage collaborative processes and participants typically involved in an instructional design project
  • Respond appropriately to ethical, legal, and political factors influencing instructional design projects for diverse learners and contexts


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Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001

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Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions


An online degree from Ashford University does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state's policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.