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Distance Learning & Online Higher Education Degree Programs

A higher education degree is equivalent to a bachelor level degree at most American colleges or universities. The term "higher education" degree is more typically used in the United Kingdom, but it may still be used in some areas of other countries. A degree in higher education prepares the graduate for an entry-level position or entry-level management position within the given field of study and employment. Usually higher education degrees have a major or focus area, but may also include one or more minors or specialized areas of less actual course hours. Often students choose a major and an complimentary minor, such as a bachelor degree in business with a major in business administration and a minor in technology or accounting.

There are virtually unlimited options for a degree in higher education. For those students interested in business a major in administration, organizational management, accounting or finance, human resource management or development or sales, marketing, retail or advertising may be just the right educational choice. Students that like to work directly with people may choose a higher education degree in a medical field such as healthcare, medicine, therapy, counseling, education or early childhood development. Students that enjoy the sciences can complete degrees in biology, chemistry, life science, physics, statistic, mathematics or even engineering. Many colleges also offer degrees in the sciences in animal science, horticulture, forestry and ecology to name a few.

Some students will complete the bachelor level higher education program and immediately enter the workforce, whereas others may choose to continue on to further degrees such as masters or doctoral level educations. Many students complete a general first higher education degree in arts or humanities until they are able to determine the area that they would like to focus their career or further education.

Masters Programs

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MA in Teaching and Learning with Technology from Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University's online Master of Art in Teaching and Learning with Technology degree program assists today's professionals in changing from the world of business to secondary teaching vocations. This program builds on both teaching principles… Additional Information »

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MS in Education - Professional Studies in Education from Capella University

There are many different courses within the education field that will prepare students to work in a variety of educational settings including military schools, private academies and higher education schools and adult learning centers. The Master of… Additional Information »

PhD Programs

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PhD in Education - Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University

The PhD in Education in Leadership for Higher Education program helps students strengthen their problem solving skills, research skills, and critical thinking abilities and ensures that they are prepared to meet today's modern day challenges in education… Additional Information »

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PhD in Education - Professional Studies in Education from Cardean University

They design the PhD in Education specializing in Professional Studies in Education program for experienced educational professionals wanting to excel as researchers, consultants, and teachers. This online degree program provides optimum changes to… Additional Information »

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