Earn Your Integrated Social Studies Education Degree On The TU Campus!

Tiffin University has established an innovative partnership with Lourdes University that allows TU students to study and major in Education without leaving the Tiffin University campus. Within this unique program, students can enroll in a Bachelor of Arts program through Tiffin University and study either Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Social Studies/History, or Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Language Arts/English.

Lourdes University faculty teach all of the Education coursework on Tiffin University’s campus. Teacher credentialing and certification will be handled through the School of Education at Lourdes University.  Meanwhile, the general education curriculum and the content specialization in English and History are taught by Tiffin University faculty.

This major will provide you with all of the coursework necessary for a Degree in Integrated Social Studies.  You will also meet the Adolescent and Young Adult licensing requirements and teaching credentials for Integrated Social Studies, grades 7–12.

Nationally accredited (TEAC, 2010)

Consistent rating of "Effective," Ohio's highest ranking for teacher preparation programs

Field experiences range from one day observations in the first Education courses to 15-weeks during student teaching

Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Education is a specialized field of study with a body of knowledge and research that recognizes the distinct developmental stage of students from ages 12-21 and grades 7-12.  This program is designed to prepare you for a teaching career by providing an education that allows you the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary to teach and work with adolescents and young adults in grades 7-12.

The curriculum is based on contemporary research and the most current standard requirements of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Ohio Department of Education (ODE); the International Society for Teaching in Education (ITSE); the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE); the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS); and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Integrated Social Studies Education Curriculum

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
The following courses meet both the Integrated Social Studies Major and University General History Requirements:
CUL210 Comparative Cultures 3
CUL220 Religions of the World (Humanities - Cultural Studies) 3
CUL448 Women in Literature (w) 3
CUL449 Minority Experience in American Literature (w) 3
HIS121 Thinking Historically 3
POL101 Introduction to the American Political Process (Social Sciences-Political Science) 3
SOC101 Principles of Sociology 3
The following courses meet both the Professional Education and General Education Requirements:
EDU151 Technology in Learning 3
EDU250 Educational Psychology (Social Sciences-Psychology) 3
EDU316 Multicultural and Social Issues in Education (Social Science-Sociology) 3
Integrated Social Studies Major Requirements
CUL250 Cultural Geography 3
ECO221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO222 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIS122 Research for History (w) 3
HIS231 Creating a Nation (w) 3
HIS242 US History 1865 to 1945 (w) 3
HIS267 US History after 1945 (w) 3
HIS303 Dawn of Humankind (w) 3
HIS323 The Emerging West (w) 3
HIS410 The Interconnected World (w) 3
HIS425 Historiography (w) 3
POL201 Political Geography 3
POL391 Comparative Political Systems 3
Professional Education Requirements
EDU100 Foundations of Education 3
EDU230 Survey of Special Needs in Education 3
EDU319 Classroom Management for Middle Childhood & AYA 3
Adolescent to Young Adult Requirements
EDA210 Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults 3
EDA235 Adolescents to Young Adults Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment 3
EDA250 General Teaching Methods and Field Experience I 3
EDA353 Language Arts Methods and Field Experience I 3
EDA450 Adolescent and Young Adult Student Teaching 12
EDU312 Teaching Reading through Literature for Young Adults 3
EDU329 Differentiated Instruction & Assessment 3
EDU330 Developmental Reading Through Content Area Reading 3

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