​​​​​AYA Social Studies​​​

​​Teach Social Studies to students in 7th grade, 8th grade and high school.


The subject of social studies combines history with current events, geography, and philosophical principals behind systems of government. This allows students to make connections between the past and present and develop their critical thinking skills. With a degree in AYA Integrated Social Studies from the University of Findlay, you will guide young adults to create educated opinions about current events and become analysts for life. 


University of Findlay’s Adolescent Young Adult Education program will prepare you for a career in teaching with the ability to double major in education and history


Course Information

University of Findlay's College of Education prepares student through a blend of classwork and fieldwork. 


Classwork 

Classwork is comprised of education core courses and social study courses. The education core focuses on teaching methodologies and practices for teaching social studies. The social studies courses cover a variety of topics including:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • American History
  • Global History
  • Political Science
  • State and Local Politics
  • Sociology
  • Psychology 
Field Work
Findlay students benefit from field experiences outside campus beginning in their first year. Over four years of courses, students engage in over 1000 hours of fieldwork with exposure to a  variety of districts and classrooms. 

Have questions about the program? Contact Allison Baer, Ph.D., [email protected] or 419-434-4460. 


Accreditation

The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). All programs are built to address the standards of their specialized professional associations (SPA), and the Integrated Social Studies Program is aligned with the National Council for Social Studies. Programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. 

Already have a degree?

If you have already graduated with a bachelors degree but are looking to become a teacher, check out our AYA Post-baccalaureate Licensure option.