Adolescent/Young Adult Education (7-12)

Integrated Sciences, Physics Concentration

OVERVIEW

In cooperation with various academic disciplines in the University, the Department of Teacher Education offers a four-year AYA Education Program (grades 7-12), Integrated Sciences/Physics Concentration, approved by the Ohio Department of Education. The AYA Integrated Sciences License, Grades 7-12 (Physics as the primary concentration), Bachelor of Science in Education degree requires a minimum of 144-147 semester hours of course work.  The Integrated Science license qualifies the license holder to teach all areas of science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space, and Physics).  This teaching field also requires passage of the Ohio Assessments for Educators in order to be eligible to student teach.

COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Calculus 1
General Education Knowledge Domains
Some courses are categorized in more than one knowledge domain. Courses can only be used once within the General Education model. Some majors prescribe specific GE courses. If a course has been added to the domains, it is required.
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 lab)7
This requirement met by courses in major.
Social Science6
Social Science GER
General Psychology
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE
Subject Area Curriculum
MATH 1572Calculus 24
Physics Concentration
All of the following:
PHYS 2608Sound3
PHYS 2610General Physics 14
PHYS 2610LGeneral Physics laboratory 11
PHYS 2611General Physics 24
PHYS 2611LGeneral Physics laboratory 21
Select 11 s.h. from the following:11
PHYS 3703Classical Mechanics and Dynamics4
PHYS 3705Thermodynamics and Classical Statistical Dynamics3
PHYS 3705LThermodynamics and Classical Statistical Mechanics Laboratory1
PHYS 3704Modern Physics4
PHYS 3704LModern Physics Laboratory1
PHYS 3722Advanced Optics and Light3
PHYS 3722LAdvanced Optics Laboratory1
PHYS 4805Undergraduate Physics Research3
PHYS 2607Physical Science for Middle and Secondary Education4
If primary science concentration is Physics, then take the following:
BIOL 2601
2601L
General Biology: Molecules and Cells
and General Biology: Molecules and Cells Laboratory
4
BIOL 2602
2602L
General Biology: Organisms and Ecology
and General Biology: Organisms and Ecology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1515
1515L
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1516
1516L
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 3719
3719L
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
GEOL 1505
1505L
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
GEOL 2602Introduction to Oceanography3
GEOG 2630Weather3
ASTR 1504Descriptive Astronomy3
Select 5 s.h. from the following BIOL electives:
BIOL 3741Animal Diversity4
BIOL 3702Microbiology4
BIOL 3721Genetics3
BIOL 3762Field Botany4
BIOL 3759Evolution3
BIOL 4890Molecular Genetics3
BIOL 4890LMolecular Genetics Laboratory1
BIOL 3730Human Physiology4
Select one of the following CHEM electives:
CHEM 2604Quantitative Analysis5
CHEM 3720Organic Chemistry 24
CHEM 3785Biochemistry 13
Select one of the following E/SS electives:
ENST 2600Foundations of Environmental Studies3
GEOL 2615Geology and the Environment 13
GEOG 3703Human Impacts on the Environment3
GEOG 3730Global Climates3
GEOL 3720Field Investigations in Geology1-4
Professional Education Curriculum
FOUN 1501Introduction to Education3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 13
SED 3706Principles of Teaching Adolescents 23
FOUN 3708Education and Society 1,23
TERG 3711Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 23
TEMC 3707Science/Technology/Society 1,23
Preclinical Curriculum
FOUN 3710Educational Assessment 23
SED 4800CSpecial Methods: Science 23
Student Teaching Curriculum
SED 4842Supervised Student Teaching: High School 210
SED 4842AStudent Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 22
Total Semester Hours: 144-147 s.h.
1

 Prerequisites for perclinical curriculum.

2

 Upper division course.

BCOE Notes:

  • Neither admission to the University nor declaration of a major related to a teaching field guarantees admission to the BCOE’s Teacher Education Programs or candidacy for a teaching license. Formal Admission to Teacher Education (Upper-Division) is required before students are allowed to enroll in junior and senior level courses in the college.  Undetermined Education students must declare a major before applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program.
  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program is obtained upon satisfactory completion of the following requirements:
    • Minimum completion of 50 s.h.
    • Minimum 2.75 overall GPA
  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Overall GPA 3.4 or better, OR
    • ACT scores of Reading 21, English 18, Mathematics 22, OR
    • SAT scores of Reading 450, Writing 430, Mathematics 520, OR
    • Praxis CORE scores, Reading 156, Writing 162, Mathematics 150
  • Grade of "B" or better in:
    • ENGL 1550
    • ENGL 1551
    • If failure to receive a grade of "B" or better in ENGL 1550 and ENGL 1551 - ENGL 2601 grade must be a "B" or better. If you recieve a "C" or below, you will need to retake the course.
  • Grade of "B" or better in the following courses. If you do not have a "B" or better, you will need to retake one or more of these courses until the "B" is achieved.
    • FOUN 1501
    • CMST 1545
    • SPED 2630
    • GEOL 1505 or BIOL 2602 or CHEM 1516 or PHYS 2610
  • Professional education and preclinical courses may only be repeated one time.
  • Minimum requirements for teachers' licenses are determined by the Ohio Department of Education; if those requirements change, they become effective immediately at Youngstown State University. 

Program Notes:

  • MATH 1571 is required and will also fulfill Math GER.

Upper Division Notes:

Upper Division Application (The application and forms must be completed and printed from the BCOE website.)

  • After candidates have completed a minimum of 50 s.h., they should submit an Upper Division application along with the completion of the Good Moral Character Statement, a copy of BCI and FBI clearances, and Dispositional Assessment to the BCOE Office of Student Services, room 2101, no later than:
    • September 1 - to register for upper division courses for Spring 
    • February 1 - to register for upper division courses for summer and fall
  • Each completed application must be reviewed and approved by the Upper Division Admission and Retention Committee. If all requirements are met, the student will be allowed to register for upper division courses the following semester. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be processed until the end of the respective semester.

Preclinical Application with Request for Graduation Evaluation

  • The application must be completed and printed from the BCOE website.
  • Preclinical application with the Graduation Evaluation Request summary is to be submitted one year prior to the intended preclinical semester to the BCOE Office of Student Services no later than
    • September 1 - for Fall preclinical
    • February 1 - for Spring preclinical
  • Preclinical candidates are screened for eligibility because specific course and grade point average prerequisites must be met.

Student Teaching Notes:

  • Prerequisites: BCOE upper division and senior status, overall 2.75 GPA, minimum of 2.67 GPA in subject area curriculum and professional education courses with no grade less than a "C", and passage of OAE test(s) and ACTFL tests for foreign language.
  • Instructions for completing the Student Teaching application and forms are available on BCOE website. The application and forms must be completed and printed from the BCOE website and submitted to the BCOE Office of Student Services no later than:
    • September 1 - to student teach the following spring semester
    • February 1 - to student teach the following fall semester

Graduation Process

  • Apply for graduation during the first three weeks of the semester you plan to graduate (you must have a graduation evaluation completed in advance).

Completing a Bachelor of Science in Education without Licensure:

  • Students choosing to graduate without licensure must apply for approval to graduate without licensure at the BCOE Office of Student Services, 2101 Beeghly Hall, 330-941-3268.
  • Once approved, students must complete all program requirements except for student teaching curriculum.  In place of student teaching curriculum, students will take TCED 4830 Undergraduate Capstone Course for Education Majors

General Education Requirements:

  • All students must satisfy General Education requirements; some majors, prescribe specific GE courses. 
  • Courses taken for the major may be applied toward satisfying General Education requirements but credit hours toward graduation cannot be double counted.
  • Approved General Education courses can be found at http://web.ysu.edu/ger.

Advisement:

  • Freshmen, athletes,and students on warning and probation are required to meet with an advisor before registration.
  • It is recommended that all majors meet with a faculty advisor every semester.

Financial Aid:

Other:

  • Residency rule requires the last 30 semester hours of your degree and at least 16 semester hours in your major and 21 semester hours in upper-division courses to be completed at YSU.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
MATH 1571 Calculus 1 4
TCED 1500 Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE 3
CHEM 1515
1515L
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
BIOL 2601
2601L
General Biology: Molecules and Cells
and General Biology: Molecules and Cells Laboratory
4
 Semester Hours18
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MATH 1572 Calculus 2 4
FOUN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
BIOL 2602
2602L
General Biology: Organisms and Ecology
and General Biology: Organisms and Ecology Laboratory
4
PHYS 2610 General Physics 1 4
PHYS 2610L General Physics laboratory 1 1
 Semester Hours19
Year 2
Fall
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
CHEM 1516
1516L
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
PHYS 2611
2611L
General Physics 2
and General Physics laboratory 2
5
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 3
 Semester Hours18
Spring
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
ASTR 1504 Descriptive Astronomy 3
GEOL 1505
1505L
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
Arts and Humanities GER 3
Earth/Space Elective 3
Physics Elective 4
 Semester Hours20
Year 3
Fall
CHEM 3719
3719L
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
GEOG 2630 Weather 3
GEOL 2602 Introduction to Oceanography 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
Biology Elective 5
Physics Elective 3-4
 Semester Hours21-22
Spring
FOUN 3708 Education and Society 3
SED 3706 Principles of Teaching Adolescents 3
TERG 3711 Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 3
TEMC 3707 Science/Technology/Society 3
PHYS 2608 Sound 3
Social Science GER 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
 Semester Hours21
Year 4
Fall
FOUN 3710 Educational Assessment 3
SED 4800C Special Methods: Science 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3
Chemistry Elective 3-5
Physics Elective 3
 Semester Hours15-17
Spring
SED 4842 Supervised Student Teaching: High School 10
SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 2
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours144-147