What Is an Education Degree?

By University Staff

What Is an Education Degree?

Updated on 12/1/2020

The University of Arizona Global Campus College of Education: An Introduction

The world needs strong leaders to help the next generation fulfill its potential and achieve success. With the College of Education's multiple degree programs, students will learn how to shape and develop the minds of young people, as well as improve their own capabilities to help others accomplish great things. The University of Arizona Global Campus offers an associate degree as well as several master's and bachelor's degree programs to prepare students for the invaluable role of shaping educational systems. With 16 programs offered at three degree levels, the College of Education can support you whether you have already begun your education career or are just starting out. 

What is an education degree, and is it right for me? 

If you love helping others grow socially and intellectually and are passionate about a specific academic subject, an education degree might just be for you. Combining the desire to share knowledge with the ability to create engaging lessons, a degree in education will help prepare you for a field that is fast-paced and changing constantly. 

Degrees available through the College of Education:

Beyond the blackboard: Jobs available with an education degree

While an education degree is often correlated with a classroom setting, many professionals with degrees in education also work behind the scenes. The skills developed while obtaining a degree in education — such as the ability to communicate effectively, organize large groups, and analyze new information — are highly valued and transferable. A degree in education can lead to careers in administration, curriculum design, student counseling, education policy and research, childcare, adult education, and student recreation. 

Applying to the College of Education

To enroll in one of the 16-degree programs at the College of Education, you must first talk to a University of Arizona Global Campus enrollment services advisor to determine the best education degree program based on your goals. If you already know what you want to study, you can select your degree and start your application. 

Your College of Education journey begins once you submit your basic information, your chosen degree program, and details about your work and school history. You'll also need to review your financial options. 

As soon as you've submitted the application, things move forward quickly. Your advisor will stay in touch with you and you'll hear from the registrar’s office if they need any assistance with requesting the transcript from your previous school. 

Interested in a degree in education?

College of Education undergraduate courses take five weeks and graduate courses take six weeks to complete. They cover a wealth of topics, concepts, and theories, including:

  • How culture and family structure influence communication in a child's environment
  • Linguistic theories, the structure of English, and sociolinguistics
  • Effective methods of communication, collaboration, and partnerships with the community, colleagues, and related stakeholders
  • Designing training and instructional interventions and assessments for location-based, online, and blended delivery
  • Demonstrating knowledge of legal, ethical, fiscal, and program requirements in childcare settings
  • Designing instructional interventions, modifying existing instructional materials, and developing specifications for media production

To learn more about the degree programs available at the College of Education, head to the degree page.

Or talk to a University advisor who can help provide additional details on each degree program.



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