Adams State/School Tours of America

Adams State Extended Studies Graduate Credit for School Tours of America Educational Travel Programs

School Tours of America's (STA) delivers affordable travel opportunities that support classroom learning. As the leading educational tour company, a team of professional educators bring a unique perspective in providing fun, interactive and educational adventures that connect with students in a way the traditional classroom simply cannot.

Adams State is delighted to offer 1.0 semester hour of credit for students and educators for successful completion of the School Tours of America travel program. This is an exciting opportunity for students and educators to receive college credit for the work completed in this program. Educators will be exposed to new classroom techniques that will inspire and motivate students while students will be immersed in the nation's diverse history of America traveling to locations they can only read about now. Register for the course after you have successfully completed the course.

School Tours of America (STA) link:

For details concerning the STA travel program click here: http://www.schooltoursofamerica.com

To receive university credit, please complete the following steps:

  1. Request information from grantham@schooltoursofamerica.com.
  2. Complete the course work.
  3. Register with ASU for the course you completed. Registration links are below and provided in the course. Note: STA of America will pay registration fees for educators traveling with STA.
  4. Once ASU has processed your final paperwork, you will receive a free official transcript with your grade.

Course List for Educators

ED 589 Educational Travel 1.0 SCH

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 1.0
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $55

Graduate credit--Instructor: Jim Bullington--Hear and learn from educational experts as you travel to strategic areas of the country to study in the most historical and cultural landmarks in our nation. This learning opportunity will provide the student with hands-on learning experiences and activities that cannot be easily duplicated in the traditional classroom. School Tours of America, an organization founded by educators and educational tour pioneers, and local educators collaborate to provide a life experience that will allow students to visit sites and explore their historical, cultural, and educational advantages. There are many ways to improve student achievement, and travel programs are recognized as a vital component to the educational process. Students will engage in conversations related to the places they visit and apply this learning through various activities based exclusively on the sites visited.

ED 589 Travel & Technology to Advance Learning 1.0 SCH

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 1.0
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $55

Finding quality educational web-based resources can be challenging and time consuming for educators. A website created by School Tours of America provides resources and tools that are current and relevant to support professional learning and application. Links to the best educational websites are available as well as customized support from leading educational experts. Create learning activities that relate to your profession and educational travel.

ED 589 STA Reading Rooms

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 1.0
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $55

This online course provides educators an opportunity to strengthen their professional knowledge through the reading and reflective analysis of an approved educational book. Each student may select a book title recommended from the STA Reading Rooms Library or seek permission from the instructor to read a book of their choice related to educational topics. Book titles for this course may include applicable titles related to STA travel to Washington, DC, or other destinations. Educators are required to complete several activities including a book review and reflection paper as well as participating in an online community forum.

Courses and Programs for Students:

Attention Educators! Here are courses and programs available for students. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Georgia Grantham at grantham@schooltoursofamerica.com

ID 189 Educational Travel 1.0 SCH (STA Students Only—Students must be 16 years or older to register for this course.)

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 1.0
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $55

(Students must pay for the course prior to registration). Hear and learn from educational experts as you travel to strategic areas of the country to study in the most historical and cultural landmarks in our nation. This learning opportunity will provide the student with hands-on learning experiences and activities that cannot be easily duplicated in the traditional classroom. School Tours of America, an organization founded by educators and educational tour pioneers, and local educators collaborate to provide a life experience that will allow students to visit sites and explore their historical, cultural, and educational advantages. There are many ways to improve student achievement, and travel programs are recognized as a vital component to the educational process. Students will engage in conversations related to the places they visit and apply this learning through various activities based exclusively on the sites visited.

STA Presidential Leadership Program—ASU Certificate of Completion (STA Students Only—Program is open to Middle School and High School Students)

  • Format: Online
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: No charge.

Certificate of Completion. Register: Contact Dr. Georgia Grantham at grantham@schooltoursofamerica.com