Dr. Katie Cripe, Program Coordinator
In cooperation with various discipline departments in the University, the Department of Teacher Education offers a four-year adolescent/young adult license approved by the Ohio Department of Education. The Adolescent/Young Adult (Grades 7-12), Bachelor of Science in Education degree requires a minimum of 121 semester hours of course work (each content area requires a specific number of semester hours) including a semester of student teaching. Please refer to the four year plan for additional information. This teaching license requires passage of the Ohio Assessments for Educators in order to be eligible to student teach.
Graduates of the Adolescent/Young Adult Program will be qualified to teach in the 7-12 classroom. Additional opportunities may be available in the private sector to tutor students. It is recommended that students in this major consider adding the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) endorsement to increase marketability. Graduates wanting to teach College Credit Plus courses should consider a Master of Science in Education Content Area Concentration degree.
The following learning outcomes are based on The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. These standards were developed for use as a guide for teachers as they continually reflect upon and improve their effectiveness as educators throughout all of the stages of their careers. These standards serve as an important tool for teachers as they consider their growth and development in the profession. These standards in developing and content of our teacher education programs. They are interrelated and connect in teachers’ practice.
- Teachers understand student learning and development and respect the diversity of the students they teach.
- Teachers know and understand the content area for which they have instructional responsibility.
- Teachers understand and use varied assessments to inform instruction, evaluate and ensure student learning.
- Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction that advances the learning of each individual student.
- Teachers create learning environments that promote high levels of learning and achievement for all students.
- Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.
- Teachers collaborate and communicate with students, parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning. Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.
In addition to the above learning outcomes, teacher candidates are expected to display the following professional dispositions:
- Creating fairness in the classroom
- Providing an inclusive environment that is safe and conducive to learning
- Demonstrating the belief that all students can learn
- Fostering collaborative relationships to support student learning and well- being
- Exhibiting professional skills
Field Experiences and Student Teaching
Students complete over 120 hours of pre-clinical experiences in ad Field experiences are included in the following courses and offer opportunities to provide varying levels of classroom support (observing, one-on-one tutoring, small group teaching, co-teaching, whole class teaching).
- FOUN 1501 Introduction to Education
- FOUN 3708 Education and Society
- SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society
- TERG 3711 Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years
Preclinical Field Experiences:
The preclinical experience is conducted in local schools and provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to complete an in-depth field experience prior to student teaching. This field experience requires a substantial time commitment, as teacher candidates spend the entire day in schools during designated weeks. The Adolescent/Young Adult preclinical experience is scheduled during the fall semester. Applications for the preclinical experience must be submitted (1) one year in advance to BCOE Room 2101, by September 1 for the preclinical experience. Contact the Beeghly College of Education, academic advisors for minimum preclinical prerequisites.
- SED 4800C Special Methods: Science
- SED 4800E Special Methods: English
- SED 4800M Special Methods: Mathematics
- SED 4800S Special Methods: Social Studies
Students complete a 16 week student teaching experience. Students must pass the edTPA performance-based assessment with a minimum score of 137 during this experience.
- SED 4842 Supervised Student Teaching: High School
- SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education
Advisement is provided by the academic advisors in the Beeghly College of Education. Majors in this program must complete general education requirements, subject area curriculum requirements, reading course requirements, and professional education requirements. Prior to student teaching, all adolescent/young adult majors must complete a preclinical experience.
The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) assess the content area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator license or adding a new licence area. The assessments are aligned with Ohio's New Learning Standards. Teacher candidates must pass these exams prior to student teaching.
003 Assessment of Professional Knowledge Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) (All AYA Teacher Candidates)
020 English Language Arts (for teacher candidates with ELA concentration)
027 Mathematics (for teacher candidates with Math concentration)
024 Integrated Science (for teacher candidates with Science concentration)
025 Integrated Social Studies (for teacher candidates with Social Studies concentration)
The following endorsements are available to individuals holding this teaching license and may increase marketability: K-12 TESOL Endorsement, K-12 Reading Endorsement.