Do you have a desire to teach, or are you serving as a paraprofessional or substitute teacher and want to further your career? Warner’s Educational Studies degree program is your first step towards becoming a teacher. The Educational Studies degree is designed for working adults and can be completed entirely online without interrupting your career.

In the Educational Studies program, you will receive support in preparing for the Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE).

The Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies program is suitable for employment opportunities and career advancement in education and non-profit based organizations and includes the following features:

  • Development of the contemporary knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to teach in a Florida school
  • Practical application of concepts to the public school classroom
  • Preparation for graduate school

Program Mission and Outcomes


The mission of the Non-Traditional Education programs is to engage the Warner online community with a Christ-centered worldview and to prepare students/graduates for effective leadership and service which supports the institutional mission to graduate individuals who exemplify academic excellence and Christian character who are prepared to lead and committed to serve.

Students majoring in Educational Studies will meet the following five outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) at the pre-professional level through the use of a Professional Portfolio developed during the coursework of the program.
  2. Educational Studies students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge needed to collect and use data gathered from a variety of sources (traditional and alternate assessment strategies) to match a learner’s instructional plan with their cognitive, social, linguistic, cultural, emotional, and physical needs.
  3. The Educational Studies student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of learning theories, standards, and pedagogy of the teaching profession.
  4. The student will be able to demonstrate the knowledge needed to set up an effective classroom learning environment and the need to use a variety of teaching techniques in order to meet the differentiated learning and behavioral styles of classroom students.
  5. Prepare students and graduates from the department to compete favorably with peers for employment and education.

Program Highlights

  • Entirely online
  • Two courses every 8 weeks
  • Outstanding faculty, diversity, and small student-to-professor ratio
  • Financial assistance and scholarships


Admission Requirements


Freshman Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet at least two of the three criteria to be admitted.

  1. Graduation from high school with academic rank in the upper half of their graduating class
  2. A high school grade point average of 2.25 or higher
  3. A composite score on the ACT of 18 or combined SAT I score of 940

Transfer Student Admission Requirements 

(24 or more hours.  Those with fewer than 24 hours are subject to Freshman Admission Requirements)

Must be in good academic and have at least a GPA of 2.5 or higher


Admission Process:

  • Complete an  Application.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university you have attended, if applicable, or supply a high school or GED transcript if there are no transferable college or university credits.
  • Applicants not meeting admissions requirements may appeal to the Admitting and Registration Committee


The Required Educational Studies Program Courses (49 credit hours)

EDU 2000Foundations of Education3
EDU 2010Life-Span Development3
EDU 3000Instructional Technology3
EDU 3020Affirming Diversity3
EDX 3000Foundations of Exceptional Student Education3
EDU 3010Curriculum Design and Instructional Strategies3
EDU/X 3050Assessment and Evaluation3
EDU 4055Classroom and Behavior Management3
EDU 4070Comprehensive Strategies for ESOL3
EDE 3050Introduction to Language Arts and Student Literature3
EDE 3040Teaching Reading in the Content Areas3
EDE 4040Math for the Elementary School3
EDE 4030Science for the Elementary School3
EDE 4050Social Studies for the Elementary School3
EDX 4011Instructional Strategies for Students with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities4
EDU 4095Teaching from a Christian Worldview3
EDU 4195Accomplished Practices Portfolio0

Additional courses required for graduation

REL 3000Christian Faith and Scriptures3
UNV 2051Educational Studies Student Seminar0 – 1