Educational Studies

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Learning happens everywhere and at all ages. The Bachelor of Arts in Education in Educational Studies prepares you to work with children, youth and adults in non-school settings and a variety of learning environments. You'll focus on one of 11 core tracks, pursuing additional coursework and expertise in:

  • business
  • community health
  • environmental education*
  • family and human development
  • global studies
  • health innovations
  • nonprofit administration*
  • organizational leadership
  • personal health
  • political science
  • recreation management*

*On-campus only

With a strong foundation of research and discussion of current issues in education, and a series of internships that provide professional experience before you graduate, you'll be prepared to work as an educator in nonprofits, community institutions, civic organizations or businesses and more.


View the course list and standard time to completion for this degree:

An accelerated option is also available, allowing you to choose either a 2.5 or three-year path while participating in the same high-quality experience of a four-year option.

Program locations

  • Polytechnic
  • Tempe
  • West
  • Online


This program does not lead to teacher certification. However, it can prepare undergraduate students for postgraduate degrees in education that lead to teacher certification.


Qualified educators are in high demand. You'll earn a versatile degree that could lead to careers such as:

  • Training and development specialist
  • Instructional designer
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Health educator
  • And more

Professional experiences

MLFTC Professional Pathways provides internships and residencies designed to expose you to more ways of teaching and learning.

As an Educational Studies major, you'll complete a series of internships and a capstone project that prepare you to work in a variety of settings. In your first internship, you'll examine an education challenge at a nonprofit. In your second internship, you'll prototype a solution to an education challenge in your choice of nonprofit, business or government setting. For your senior capstone, you'll return to one of your previous internships to implement the solution.

The result? Hands-on experience before you graduate, with the guidance and support of ASU faculty and professionals in the field.

“There is so much you can do with an educational studies degree. Don’t limit yourself to the classroom. Think about the things you like to learn about and go from there.” — Sarah Cabilan (BAE '16)

Read more about where an Educational Studies degree can take you.

Paying for college

To get an idea of what you can expect to pay, view ASU’s standard cost of attendance.

There are many ways to reduce your costs, including scholarships and grants just for education students.  Explore your options

Admission requirements

Students are required to meet all applicable ASU admission requirements for first-year studentstransfer students or international students

As a transfer student, you can ensure a positive experience by signing up for an ASU transfer pathway program. Find your path to ASU

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