Build a foundation in education to become a substitute teacher or instructional assistant in Kentucky with our online associate degree in education.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 2 Years
Credit Hours: 65
Cost Per Credit: $424
Accreditation: CAEP

A.S. Education Overview

Prepare yourself for a rewarding career in education with Campbellsville University’s online associate degree in education. The two-year degree will provide you with a strong foundation in the concepts and principles of elementary and secondary school education. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to serve as an instructional assistant or a substitute teacher in Kentucky.

In addition, you can continue your education and transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree and later pursue a master’s if desired. You’ll learn from faculty members who have real-world experience in education, and the fully online degree offers you the flexibility and convenience of being able to complete your studies when it best fits your schedule.

Through the online associate degree in education, you will acquire well-rounded knowledge in fundamental areas such as science, mathematics and classroom pedagogies. You will study how children develop emotionally, socially, physically and mentally and how to incorporate this information in the classroom. In addition, you will get an introduction to special education, content literacy, approaches to curriculum development and positive guidance strategies for young children, among other subjects.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In addition, Campbellsville’s education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and are approved by the Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky (EPSB) for teacher education and certification.

Course Map

The online associate degree in education consists of 65 credit hours. The program includes 15 credits of foundation courses, 17 credits of chosen electives in math, science, art or music, U.S. history and biblical or philosophy study. The remaining 33 credit hours focus on education.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online associate degree in education, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Official college transcript with a complete record of all courses attempted from each college or university previously and currently attended
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, submit official high school transcript.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online associate degree in education costs $424 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Education

After graduating from Campbellsville’s online associate degree in education, you can pursue a rewarding career as a substitute teacher or instructional assistant. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that substitute teachers earned a median salary of $31,500 per year as of May 2017. Meanwhile, instructional assistants, also known as teacher aides or teacher assistants, earned a median wage of $26,260 per year.

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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