Earn your degree in education online
✓ Shape the next great minds
✓ Choose from a variety of majors
✓ Explore a career in education
Prepare yourself for a career in the education industry. The world needs leaders to stand in front of the next generation and show them the way.
Ashford University offers numerous bachelor's and master's programs, as well as an associate path, to prepare you for the invaluable role of guiding learners or shaping educational initiatives.
Explore our online education degree programs:
- AA in Early Childhood Education »
- BA in Child Development »
- BA in Cognitive Studies »
- BA in Early Childhood Development with Differentiated Instruction »
- BA in Early Childhood Education »
- BA in Early Childhood Education Administration »
- BA in Education Studies »
- BA in English Language Learner Studies »
- BA in Instructional Design »
- BA in Library Science and Media »
- MA in Curriculum and Instruction »
- MA in Early Childhood Education Leadership »
- MA in Education »
- MA in Special Education »
- MA in Teaching and Learning with Technology »
- MS in Instructional Design and Technology »
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education »
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 CAEP***, TEAC or NCATE accredited, 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.
*** The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).