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Bachelor of Arts

Educational Studies – Educational Technology and Communication

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Academics / School of Education and Extended Learning / Educational Studies – Educational Technology and Communication

TU’s educational technology and communication concentration offers a path that equips students with the essential skills for planning, managing and delivering learning support services in K-12 classrooms.

Tiffin University’s Bachelor of Arts in educational studies offers non-licensure pathways for students to pursue employment in education-related fields including a specialized track for those interested in educational technology and communication.

The educational technology and communication track prepares students for a career in elearning, instructional technology, information and communication technology, edtech, multimedia learning and technology-enhanced learning.

The educational studies curriculum is transfer-friendly and features a 12-course core that features  sociology, psychology, multicultural communications and introductory education studies.

Students in the educational studies program will have an understanding of multicultural, social and inclusive perspectives in education, and will be able to effectively communicate practical applications of theories and principles of psychology toward a variety of careers in the field of education.According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2022), the need for non-licensed educational support staff (such as teacher assistants) is growing at a faster-than-average rate of 9% nationally, and there is an acute need for aides and special education teachers within K-12 schools in Ohio.

As part of the Expanding Special Education Licensure (ExSEL) grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Educational Studies program also provides a potential 3+2 pathway to a master’s degree in special education through a partnership with Lourdes University. Students who take this path will both earn a master’s degree and become licensed to teach K-12 mild to moderate special education.

Students will create content that will be applicable to their future careers and may easily seek out further experiential learning experiences directly on the campus with our academic design team.

CURRICULUM

Educational Studies Core

  • SOC101 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC320 Community Sociology
  • SOC360 Multicultural Issues in Society
  • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology  
  • PSY320 Motivational Psychology 
  • PSY363 Cognitive Psychology
  • COM310 Human, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
  • COM324 Communicating across Cultures
  • ENG301 Professional Communications
  • EDS100 Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • EDS200 Designing Effective Instruction
  • SCS415 Leading with Cultural Intelligence

Total – 36 hours

Educational Technology and Communication Concentration

  • DMD134 Introduction to Digital Media
  • DMD454 eLearning Content Development
  • HIS272 Cultural Storytelling
  • ART432 Visual Problem Solving
  • CMA352 Creator Career Development
  • HIS114 Intro to Multimedia Storytelling

Total – 18 hours

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

DMD134 Introduction to Digital Media

This course will provide an overview of digital media design. Students will gain introductory skills in photography, video production, and multi-media as they relate to visual problem solving. Additionally, students will explore potential professions within the field of digital media design.

 

DMD454 eLearning Content Development

In this course, students will learn the uses of online education and how to structure effective training modules using appropriate software. Students will also learn how to assemble and organize media from multiple modalities to effectively communicate desired information.

 

HIS272 Cultural Storytelling

This course will explore the history of cultural diversity and cultural uniqueness, giving students an understanding of the diverse cultural histories that have shaped our world. Students will create videos, podcasts, blogs and other digital content that explores the history of cultural diversity and its impact on society. This course is ideal for students who are interested in history, cultural studies and digital media and who want to learn about the complex and fascinating history of cultural diversity.

  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Academic Technologist
  • Instructional Designer

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