College of Education
The world needs leaders to stand in front of the next generation and show them the way. Pursuing an education degree, at the associate, bachelor’s, or master’s level, prepares you for the invaluable role of guiding learners or shaping educational initiatives. Your curriculum will include ways to make education more inclusive for diverse learners, as well as modern-day best practices for instruction. Whether you prefer to be in front of a group of learners or behind the scenes, you can open the door to a gratifying career in education when you pursue your online degree.
Online Education Degree Programs
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.