Educational Studies (BAE)

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The Bachelor of Arts in Education for Educational Studies is intended for students seeking a career in education outside the classroom. This degree does not lead to teacher certification.

The program embraces the view that learning happens in a variety of contexts and prepares students to work with children, youth and adults in nonprofit settings, community institutions, civic organizations or businesses. It provides a strong general foundation in education through research and discussion of current issues in education, educational psychology, human development and community-based educational opportunities. 

There are two delivery options for educational studies: face-to-face and online.

  • In the face-to-face option, students select electives from areas such as early childhood education, educational technology, physical activity and coaching, environmental education and educational policy. All students in the face-to-face option complete university service-learning experiences as part of their coursework. Learn more in this short video (3:37).

  • In the fully online option, students explore learning opportunities within their own community and are provided the opportunity to develop as leaders and advocates for children, youth or adults.

Veterans may qualify for credit for military service. An Educational Studies minor is also available to Arizona State University students in other degree programs.

At a Glance

  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: General program math intensity general

Accelerated Degrees

Students who choose the BAE Educational Studies face-to-face option can work toward a master’s degree in Educational Policy or Learning Sciences while completing their bachelor’s degree, earning both degrees in five years.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year and accelerated 7.5 week classes.

Transfer Agreements

ASU has partnered with the following institutions to provide curriculum pathways for transfer to this ASU degree program:

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Degree Offered

Educational Studies (BAE)

Tempe, Online

Major Map

A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Paying for College

There are several ways to pay for your degree, and we can help you along the way as you submit applications and decide which path is best for you. Learn more about paying for college.

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Career Outlook

Graduates earn a versatile degree that qualifies them for a variety of career paths working with nonprofit or government organizations, private educational or recreational settings, and as innovators, advocates and leaders with organizations that support the development of children, youth and adults. This degree also prepares undergraduate students for postgraduate degrees in education or education-related fields.

Explore career tracks for this degree in this printable PDF.

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