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Adolescent/Young Adult Education (7-12)

Integrated Social Studies


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 Social Studies, approved by the Ohio Department of Education.   The AYA Integrated Social Studies License, Grades 7-12, Bachelor of Science in Education degree requires a minimum of 122 semester hours of course work.  This teaching field also requires passage of the Ohio Assessments for Educators in order to be eligible to student teach. 

General Education Requirements12
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
One of the following courses may be taken to fulfill Math GER:
Math 2652 is preferred math course if you are required to take Math Praxis Core
Quantitative Reasoning
Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers 2
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences7
Physical Geography
Weather Lab
Social Science6
General Psychology
World Civilization to 1500
Social and Personal Awareness6
World Civilization from 1500
Turning Points in United States History 2
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE
Subject Area Curriculum
ANTH 1500Introduction to Anthropology3
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 2631Introductory Macroeconomics for Education Majors3
HIST 2605Turning Points in United States History 13
GEOG 2640Human Geography3
GEOG 3717Geography of Europe3
HIST 3702Early America3
HIST 3712United States in Crisis: 1920-19453
HIST 3713Cold War America: 1945-19903
HIST 3748History of Ohio3
HIST 3764Modern Europe, 1715 to the Present3
HIST 3795The World since 19453
POL 1560American Government3
POL 2640Contemporary World Governments3
POL 2695Model United Nations1
SOC 1500Introduction to Sociology3
Professional Education Curriculum
FOUN 1501Introduction to Education3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 13
TERG 3711Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 23
SED 3706Principles of Teaching Adolescents 23
FOUN 3708Education and Society 1,23
Preclinical Curriculum
FOUN 3710Educational Assessment 23
SED 4800SSpecial Methods: Social Studies 23
Student Teaching Curriculum
SED 4842Supervised Student Teaching: High School 210
SED 4842AStudent Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 22
Total Semester Hours: 122 s.h.

 Prerequisite 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
    • HIST 2605 or HIST 2606
  • 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. 

Program Notes:

  • MATH 2625 is recommended for students wanting to engage in research.

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 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
POL 1560 American Government (counts as Social Science Elective) 3
FOUN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
TCED 1500 Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours18
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 3
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
HIST 1511 World Civilization to 1500 3
GEOG 2630 Weather 3
GEOG 2630L Weather Lab 1
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
POL 2640 Contemporary World Governments 3
HIST 1512 World Civilization from 1500 3
GEOG 1503 Physical Geography 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
HIST 2605 Turning Points in United States History 1 3
SOC 1500 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Semester Hours18
ANTH 1500 Introduction to Anthropology (counts as Social Science Elective) 3
HIST 3748 History of Ohio 3
HIST 2606 Turning Points in United States History 2 3
GEOG 2640 Human Geography 3
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
ECON 2631 Introductory Macroeconomics for Education Majors 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 3
HIST 3712 United States in Crisis: 1920-1945 3
HIST 3713 Cold War America: 1945-1990 3
HIST 3795 The World since 1945 3
GEOG 3717 Geography of Europe 3
 Semester Hours12
Arts and Humanities GER 3
SED 3706 Principles of Teaching Adolescents 3
TERG 3711 Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 3
HIST 3702 Early America 3
HIST 3764 Modern Europe, 1715 to the Present 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
FOUN 3710 Educational Assessment 3
SED 4800S Special Methods: Social Studies 3
POL 2695 Model United Nations 1
FOUN 3708 Education and Society 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3
 Semester Hours13
SED 4842 Supervised Student Teaching: High School 10
SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 2
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours122