Bachelor of Science in Education in Integrated Language Arts (7-12) - Adolescent License

Program Coordinator

Dr. M. Kathleen L. Cripe, Chairperson and Program Coordinator


  • In cooperation with various academic disciplines in the University, the Department of Teacher Education and Leadership Studies offers a four-year AYA Education Program (grades 7-12), Integrated Language Arts, approved by the Ohio Department of Education.  The Integrated Language Arts license, Bachelor of Science in Education Degree requires a minimum of 127 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.  


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.  

Professional Dispositions  

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


Students complete over 120 hours of pre-clinical experiences, and additional field experiences, which are included in the following courses that offer opportunities to provide varying levels of classroom support (observing, one-on-one tutoring, small group teaching, co-teaching, whole class teaching).

Field Experiences

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 on TaskStream, by September 1st for the preclinical experience.  Contact the Education Academic Advisors for minimum preclinical prerequisites. 

  • EDFN 3710 Educational Assessment
  • SED 4800E English Methods for Adolescent and Young Adult Learners

Student Teaching

Students complete a 16 week student teaching experience.  Students must pass the edTPA performance-based assessment with a minimum score of 39 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 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 license area.  The assessments are aligned with Ohio's New Learning Standards.  Teacher candidates must pass these exams prior to student teaching.

020 English Language Arts (for teacher candidates with ELA concentration)


The following endorsements are available to individuals holding this teaching license and may increase marketability:  K-12 TESOL Endorsement, K-12 Reading Endorsement.

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement3
MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning3
Some courses are categorized in more than one knowledge domain. Courses can only be used once within the General Education model. Courses listed for Knowledge Domains below are required in this program.
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)
These 6 s.h. may be met in the major if appropriate courses in the major are selected.
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
Social Science elective (or 3 s.h. requirement may be met by courses in major)
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h. total needed)3
Major Requirements
ENGL 2631Mythology in Literature (AH)3
ENGL 2651Introduction to Language3
ENGL 3700Literary Study3
ENGL 3705Young Adult Literature3
ENGL 3710British Literature 13
ENGL 3711British Literature 23
ENGL 3712American Literature 13
ENGL 3713American Literature 23
ENGL 3741Advanced Writing for Teachers 1,23
ENGL 4881Shakespeare and His World3
JOUR 3725News Reporting3
JOUR 4821Advising Student Media3
Select one of the following American Literature courses:3
American Literature in Historical Perspective
American Genres
Themes in American Literature
American Literary Conversations
The Black Experience in American Literature
Select one of the following World/Multicultural Literature courses:3
World Literature (AH/SPA)
Women in Literature (AH/SPA)
American Literature and Diversity (AH/SPA)
African Literature
Images of Women
Selected Topics in World Literature
Selected Topics in Multicultural Studies
Select one of the following Language/Linguistics courses:3
Language and Culture
Development of the English Language
Language Acquisition
Advanced Linguistics
English Grammar
Select one of the following Media Literacy courses:3
TCOM 1595
History of Motion Pictures (AH)
Introduction to Film Study (AH)
Introduction to Public, Professional and Technical Writing
Select one of the following Upper Division British Literature courses:3
Major Figures in British Literature
British Genres, Circles, and Movements
The Medieval World
The English Renaissance
Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature
The Romantic Period
Nineteenth Century British Literature Studies
Early Twentieth Century British Studies
British Literature from World War II to the Present
Select one of the following Advanced English Studies courses:3
Introduction to Literary Theory
Senior Seminar
Take two of the following Oral Communication courses:6
Communication in Groups and Organizations
Interpersonal Communication
Professional Education Curriculum
TCED 2600Becoming an Education Professional1
TCED 2601Diversity and Equity in the Classroom1
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
EDFN 1501Introduction to Education3
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 13
SPED 2630LIndividuals with Exceptionalities in Society Laboratory Experience0
TERG 3711Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 1,23
EDFN 3708Education and Society3
SED 3706Principles of Teaching Adolescents 23
Preclinical Curriculum
TCED 4800LLaboratory Experience for Teaching All Learners0
SED 4800EEnglish Methods for Adolescent and Young Adult Learners 23
EDFN 3710Educational Assessment3
Student Teaching Curriculum
SED 4842Supervised Student Teaching: High School 210
SED 4842AStudent Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 22
TCED 5888ESeminar edTPA Review1
Total Semester Hours128-130

Prerequisites for Preclinical Curriculum


Upper Division course

General Information

  • It is highly recommended that all teacher candidates meet with an academic advisor every semester.
  • Neither admission to the University nor declaration of a major related to a teaching field guarantees admission to the TELS Teacher Education Programs or candidacy for a teaching license.
  • A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses.  Some courses cannot be taken CR/NC.  Check with an Advisor. Professional education and preclinical courses may only be repeated one time.

Upper Division

  • Formal Admission to Teacher Education (Upper-Division) is required before teacher candidates are allowed to enroll in certain junior and senior level courses in TELS. 
  • Upper division requirements:
    • _____ Completion of 50 SH
    • _____ Minimum 2.75 overall GPA
    • _____ “B” average or better (A-C, B-B) for: ENGL 1550 and ENGL 1551.
      • If failure to meet “B” average above must also complete: 
        • _____ ENGL 2601 grade of “B” or better.
      • If you receive a “C” or below you will need to retake the course.
  • _____ “B” average or better (B-B-B, A-B-C) across the following: 

_____ EDFN 1501         _____ CMST 1545

_____ SPED 2630         _____ ENGL 3700

  • After completing a minimum of 50 SH, submit the following:
    • Upper Division application (Portal)
    • Good Moral Character Statement
    • Copy of BCI & FBI clearances
    • Writing prompt (Blackboard)
  • Deadlines for submission for upper division status (late applications may not be accepted):
    • September 1—to register for Upper Division Courses for Spring
    • February 1—to register for Upper Division courses for Summer & Fall

Admission to Preclinical and Evaluation for Graduation

  • Request must be submitted to TaskStream one year prior to the intended preclinical semester no later than:
  • September 1—for Fall preclinical (Late applications may not be accepted)
  • February 1—for Spring preclinical (Late applications may not be accepted)
  • Content GPA (2.67 minimum), Professional GPA (2.67 minimum), Overall GPA (2.75 minimum).

Student Teaching

  • Student teaching application must be submitted following instructions found on the portal.
  • Late applications will likely result in a delay to student teaching by one semester. Application and forms are due to the Office of Student Field Experience:
    • September 1—to Student Teach the following Spring Semester
    • February 1—to Student Teach the following Fall Semester
  • Prerequisites:
    • BCOE Upper Division status
    • Overall 2.75 GPA
    • Minimum of 2.67 GPA in subject area curriculum and 2.67 in professional education courses with no grade less than a “C”
    • Passage of OAE test(s) and ACTFL tests for foreign language

Completing a Bachelor of Science in Education with Licensure

  • Successful completion of student teaching (endorsed) with CPAST average score of 2 with no zeros
  • Minimum score of 39 on edTPA, with the exception of a 34 for Foreign Language

Completing a Bachelor of Science in Education without Licensure

  • A teacher candidate may choose to graduate without licensure.  Teacher candidates who wish to graduate without licensure must take TCED 4830 (3 SH) capstone course in place of student teaching.
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
or Strong Start Success Seminar
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
ENGL 2631 Mythology in Literature 3
TCED 2600 Becoming an Education Professional 1
TCED 2601 Diversity and Equity in the Classroom 1
EDFN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
 Semester Hours15-17
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 3
SPED 2630L Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society Laboratory Experience 0
Natural Science/Lab GER 4
ENGL World Multiculture Literature Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
ENGL 2651 Introduction to Language (satisfies an SPA elective requirement) 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
ENGL 3705 Young Adult Literature 3
ENGL 3700 Literary Study 3
Media Literacy Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
ENGL 3710 British Literature 1 3
ENGL 3712 American Literature 1 3
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
Oral Communications Elective 3
JOUR 3725 News Reporting 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 3
ENGL 3711 British Literature 2 3
ENGL 3713 American Literature 2 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
Upper Division British Literature Elective 3
Language /Linguistics Elective 3
Oral Communication Elective 3
 Semester Hours18
SED 3706 Principles of Teaching Adolescents 3
EDFN 3708 Education and Society 3
ENGL 3741 Advanced Writing for Teachers 3
JOUR 4821 Advising Student Media 3
TERG 3711 Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 3
Natural Science GER 3
 Semester Hours18
Year 4
SED 4800E English Methods for Adolescent and Young Adult Learners 3 3
TCED 4800L Laboratory Experience for Teaching All Learners 0
EDFN 3710 Educational Assessment 3
ENGL 4881 Shakespeare and His World 3
American Literature Elective 3
Advanced English Studies Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
SED 4842 Supervised Student Teaching: High School 10
SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 2
TCED 5888E Seminar edTPA Review 1
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours128-130

Learning Outcomes

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.