Program Coordinator

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

OVERVIEW

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 Sciences/Chemistry Concentration, approved by the Ohio Department of Education. The AYA Integrated Sciences License, Grades 7-12 (Chemistry as the primary concentration), Bachelor of Science in Education degree requires a minimum of 146-149 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 license requires passage of the Ohio Assessments for Educators in order to be eligible to student teach. 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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. 

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

FIELD EXPERIENCES AND STUDENT TEACHING

Students complete a number of field experiences to support the learning of content and best practices of teaching.  Field experiences 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 Experience  

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 on TaskStream one year in advance by September 1st.   

  • EDFN 3710 Educational Assessment
  • SED 4800C Science 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

Advisement is provided by the Academic Advisors in Beeghly Hall.  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. 

REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS

The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) assesses 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.

024 Integrated Science (for teacher candidates with Science concentration)

COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
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 requirement
MATH 1571Calculus 14
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 Humanities (6 s.h.)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (7 s.h.)
The required 7 s.h. are met with courses in major.
Social Science (6 s.h.)
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
Social Science elective3
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)6
Subject Area Curriculum
MATH 1572Calculus 24
Chemistry Concentration
All of the following:
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 2604
2604L
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
5
CHEM 3719
3719L
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 3720
3720L
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM Elective (select any 3000 or 4000 level course)3
If primary science concentration is Chemistry, 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
PHYS 2608Sound3
PHYS 2610General Physics 14
PHYS 2610LGeneral Physics Laboratory 11
PHYS 2611General Physics 24
PHYS 2611LGeneral Physics laboratory 21
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 3741
3741L
Animal Diversity
and Animal Diversity Laboratory
4
BIOL 3702
3702L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
4
BIOL 3721Genetics3
BIOL 3762
3762L
Field Botany
and Field Botany Laboratory
4
BIOL 3759Evolution3
BIOL 4890Molecular Genetics3
BIOL 4890LMolecular Genetics Laboratory1
BIOL 3730Human Physiology4
BIOL 3730LHuman Physiology Laboratory1
Select a minimum of 3 s.h. from the following PHYS electives:
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
Select one of the following E/SS electives:
ENST 2600Foundations of Environmental Studies3
GEOG 3703Human Impacts on the Environment3
GEOG 3730Global Climates3
GEOL 3720Field Investigations in Geology1-4
Professional Education Curriculum
TCED 1500Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE3
EDFN 1501Introduction to Education3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
SPED 2630Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 13
SED 3706Principles of Teaching Adolescents 23
EDFN 3708Education and Society3
TERG 3711Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 23
TEMC 3707Science/Technology/Society 1,23
Preclinical Curriculum
SED 4800CScience 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
Total Semester Hours: 146-149 s.h.

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         _____GEOL 1505, BIOL 2602, CHEM 1516, PHYS 2610

  • 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
FallS.H.
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
MATH 1571 Calculus 1 4
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
TCED 1500 Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE 3
 Semester Hours19-20
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MATH 1572 Calculus 2 4
EDFN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
BIOL 2602
2602L
General Biology: Organisms and Ecology
and General Biology: Organisms and Ecology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1516
1516L
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
 Semester Hours21
Year 2
Fall
CHEM 3719
3719L
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
PHYS 2610
2610L
General Physics 1
and General Physics Laboratory 1
5
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
GEOL 1505
1505L
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 3
 Semester Hours19
Spring
CHEM 3720
3720L
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
PHYS 2611
2611L
General Physics 2
and General Physics laboratory 2
5
ASTR 1504 Descriptive Astronomy 3
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3
Earth/Space Elective 3
 Semester Hours21
Year 3
Fall
CHEM 2604
2604L
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
5
GEOL 2602 Introduction to Oceanography 3
GEOG 2630 Weather 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
Physics Elective 3-4
 Semester Hours17-18
Spring
EDFN 3708 Education and Society 3
SED 3706 Principles of Teaching Adolescents 3
TERG 3711 Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 3
PHYS 2608 Sound 3
TEMC 3707 Science/Technology/Society 3
Social Science GER 3
Social and Personal Awareness Elective 3
 Semester Hours21
Year 4
Fall
EDFN 3710 Educational Assessment 3
SED 4800C Science Methods for Adolescent and Young Adult Learners 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3
Chemistry Elective 3-5
Biology Elective 5
 Semester Hours17-19
Spring
SED 4842 Supervised Student Teaching: High School 10
SED 4842A Student Teaching Seminar for Secondary Education 2
 Semester Hours12
 Total Semester Hours147-151

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.