Build a foundation in education to become a substitute teacher or instructional assistant in Kentucky with our online associate degree in education.
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.
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.
- ENG 111: Freshman Composition I
- ENG 112: Freshman Composition II
- MAC 140: Introduction to Communication
- PSY 111: General Psychology
- SOC 110: Introduction to Sociology
Choose one math course:
- MTH 110: College Mathematics
- MTH 111: College Algebra
Choose one science course:
- BIO 110: Biology
- CHE 100: Introduction to Chemistry
- GEO 105: Introductory Earth Science
Choose one course:
- Art 110: Understanding Art
- MUS 125: Understanding Music
Choose one course:
- HST 110: United States to 1877
- HST 120: United States since 1877
Choose one course:
- HST 231: World Civilization to 1650
- HST 242: World Civilization since 1650
Choose one course:
- CHS 111: Introduction to Old Testament Study
- CHS 121: Introduction to New Testament Study
- CHS 130: Christ and Culture
- PHI 241: Introduction of Philosophy
- ECE 140: Guidance of the Young Child
- ECE 280: Approaches to Curriculum and Methods
- ED 199: Entry to Teacher Preparation
- ED 220: Introduction to Teaching
- ED 300: Human Development and Learning Theory
- ED 310: Instructional Technology
- ED 325: Teaching Diverse Learners
- ED 341: Math Methodology
- ED 351: Reading Methodology
- ED 371: P-5 Children’s Literature
- SED 103: Introduction to Special Education
- SED 203: Classroom Management
In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online associate degree in education, prospective students must submit or complete the following:
- Complete the online application
- Official college transcript with a complete record of all courses attempted from each college or university previously and currently attended
- If transferring less than 24 credit hours, submit official high school transcript.
Costs & Financial Aid
The online associate degree in education costs $410 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.
Students can transfer a maximum of 32 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
Campbellsville University is a military-friendly school and a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon program. Students who are currently serving at home or abroad or are veterans can further their education in a conducive online environment.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
- Yes. We offer a generous transfer policy for our online degree programs. Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.
- Yes. You will have to complete the FAFSA form, and we will then determine your eligibility for any financial aid. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about your options, which include scholarships and grants.
- You can apply to our online degree programs through the online application form. Remember to submit official copies of your high school and/or college transcripts, along with any other required documentation that is specific to your degree program. You can visit the admissions process page to learn more about what to expect throughout the process.