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Adolescent/Young Adult Education (7-12)

Integrated Mathematics


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 Mathematics, approved by the Ohio Department of Education.   The Integrated Mathematics license, Bachelor of Science in Education Degree requires a minimum of 121 semester hours of coursework 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.  

General Education Requirements
Core Competencies
ENGL 1550Writing 13
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1571Calculus 14
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
Social Science6
General Psychology
Social Science GER
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
MATH 2673Calculus 34
MATH 3715Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3720Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory3
MATH 3721Abstract Algebra 14
STAT 3743Probability and Statistics4
MATH 3750History of Mathematics3
MATH 3751Real Analysis 14
MATH 4830Foundations of Geometry3
MATH 4896Senior Undergraduate Research Project2
MATH 4832Euclidean Transformations3
CSIS 2610Programming and Problem-Solving4
Select one of the following MATH electives:
MATH 3705Differential Equations3
MATH 4822Abstract Algebra 23
MATH 5828Number Theory3
MATH 5835Introduction to Combinatorics and Graph Theory3
MATH 5845Operations Research3
MATH 5895Selected Topics in Mathematics3
Professional Education Curriculum
FOUN 1501Introduction to Education3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 13
SED 3706Principles of Teaching Adolescents 23
TERG 3711Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 23
FOUN 3708Education and Society 1,23
Preclinical Curriculum
FOUN 3710Educational Assessment 23
SED 4800MSpecial Methods: Mathematics 23
Student Teaching Curriculum
SED 4842Supervised Student Teaching: High School 210
SED 4842AStudent Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 22
Total Semester Hours for the Degree: 121 s.h.

 Prerequisites for Preclinical Curriculum


 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
    • MATH 3715
  • Professional education, preclinical, and student teaching 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. 

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


  • 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:


  • 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
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
MATH 1571 Calculus 1 4
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
FOUN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
TCED 1500 Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE 3
 Semester Hours16
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MATH 1572 Calculus 2 4
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
MATH 2673 Calculus 3 4
MATH 3715 Discrete Mathematics 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Social Science GER 3
 Semester Hours13
MATH 3720 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory 3
MATH 4830 Foundations of Geometry 3
STAT 3743 Probability and Statistics 4
CSIS 2610 Programming and Problem-Solving 4
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 3
MATH 3750 History of Mathematics 3
MATH 3721 Abstract Algebra 1 4
Arts and Humanities GER 3
Natural Sciences GER 3
MATH Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
FOUN 3708 Education and Society 3
SED 3706 Principles of Teaching Adolescents 3
TERG 3711 Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 3
Natural Science/Lab GER 4
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
FOUN 3710 Educational Assessment 3
MATH 4896 Senior Undergraduate Research Project 2
SED 4800M Special Methods: Mathematics 3
MATH 3751 Real Analysis 1 4
MATH 4832 Euclidean Transformations 3
 Semester Hours15
SED 4842 Supervised Student Teaching: High School 10
SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 2
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours121