Rio Salado Teacher Education Partnership

Rio SaladoTouro University Worldwide (TUW) has partnered with Rio Salado College to help working adults make the transition into teaching. Students who complete the fully online TUW BA in Psychology program with a concentration in elementary, secondary, or special education can apply up to twelve credits towards the online Rio Salado Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program.*

For additional information about the Rio Salado Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program, please contact Rio Salado College academic advisor by phone 480-517-8580 or by email academic.advisement@riosalado.edu for courses and admission requirements.

For Additional information about the TUW Bachelors in Psychology program with an emphasis in Elementary, Secondary, or Special education, please contact a TUW enrollment advisor by phone at 888-586-5193, by email at admissions@tuw.edu, or by completing the form on this page.

*Please note:  Touro University Worldwide does not offer Teacher licensure/credentialing Programs.

Program Details

The Touro University Worldwide Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree is for professionals looking to develop a deeper understanding of human behavior and promote a holistic approach to mental health and well-being. The program provides opportunities for professional and personal development and builds an academic foundation for continued education into one of the concentrations in the program that is the concentration in elementary, secondary, or special education. Graduates can apply up to twelve credits towards the online Rio Salado Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program.*

The program graduates also can continue to one of our graduate-level psychology Master’s degree. The BA in Psychology curriculum aligns with the APA guidelines and goals for undergraduate learning outcomes and covers important topics that include learning psychology, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, social psychology and abnormal psychology.

The TUW Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program offers four concentrations, three of which upon completion will allow students to transfer credits towards the teacher education post baccalaureate program at Rio Salado. Information about TUW education concentrations are below:

Elementary Education:

Required 12 credits (4 courses) of the following:

  • PSY 311 Educational Psychology
  • PSY 407 Theories of Reading
  • HIS  120 US History & Constitution
  • EDU 332 Structured English Immersion Foundations (Approved by the State of AZ Department of Education)

Special Education

Required 9 credits (3 courses) of the following:

  • PSY311 Educational Psychology
  • HIS 120 US History & Constitution
  • EDU 332 Structured English Immersion Foundations

Secondary Education

Required 9 credits (3 courses) of the following:

  • PSY311 Educational Psychology
  • HIS 120 US History & Constitution
  • EDU 332 Structured English Immersion Foundations (Approved by the State of AZ Department of Education)

Tuition

TUW’s tuition is $400 per credit. Each three credit course costs $1,200. This 120 credit, 40 course program costs $48,000. Total program cost will be lower if the student has approved transfer credits. A range of Tuition Assistance Programs (TAP) and students loans may be available for you from Touro and through Federal Financial Aid. Please ask your enrollment advisor and the financial aid office if you qualify for these benefits. Additionally, your employer may help with tuition costs, and our enrollment advisors can provide further advice in that regard.

For information about Rio Salado College tuition, please speak with a Rio Salado College academic advisor.

Touro University Worldwide is a proud member campus of the greater Touro College and University System, a private, not-for-profit coeducational system of higher education institutions.  Founded under Jewish auspices by it’s first President, the late Dr. Bernard Lander, the original Touro College was chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1970.  Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in New York, Nevada, California, Florida, Israel, Berlin, Paris, and Moscow. In addition, students all over the United States and the World are served by the fully online programs offered through Touro University Worldwide.

Touro University Worldwide prides itself on the values established in its founding mission and principles. These include a commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to society and the underserved.

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).


The combination of a faculty of scholarly practitioners, innovative curriculum, and easy to use online learning systems made my experience at TUW a satisfying one. I have already had the opportunity to apply much of what I have learned. I look forward to staying in touch with my classmates in the years to come. Bob Lasiewicz

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