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BA in Cognitive Studies (Does Not Lead to Licensure)

Explore how we learn, solve problems, and make decisions when you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Studies online from Ashford University.

Graduates of this degree program might pursue careers in rehabilitation, special education, or as developmental delay specialists. Your online courses include such topics as perception, reading, intelligence, and child development. Learn to identify changes in brain development over time and their impact on cognitive functions. Discover the unique needs of learners with cognitive delays, as well as programs to address their needs. This interdisciplinary degree incorporates psychology, neuroscience, and education.

The BA in Cognitive Studies is not CAEP**, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states, and successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the states’ policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change. ** The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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