Bachelor of Science in Education in Integrated Social Studies (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 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. 


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. Graduates wanting to teach College Credit Plus courses should consider a Master of Science in Education Content Area Concentration degree.

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. Field experiences are included in the following courses and 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 onto TaskStream (1) one year in advance by September 1st for the preclinical experience.  Contact the Beeghly Hall Academic Advisors for minimum preclinical prerequisites. 

  • EDFN 3710 Educational Assessment
  • SED 4800S Social Studies 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 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. 


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.

025 Integrated Social Studies (for teacher candidates with Social Studies 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
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (7 s.h.)
GEOG 2630LWeather Lab1
The remaining 3s.h. are met with courses in the major.
Social Science (6 s.h.)
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
Remaining 3 s.h. are met with courses in the major.
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)
The required 6 s.h. are met with courses in the major.
Subject Area Curriculum
ANTH 1500Introduction to Anthropology3
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 2631Introductory Macroeconomics for Education Majors3
GEOG 1503Physical Geography3
GEOG 2630Weather3
GEOG 2640Human Geography3
GEOG 3717Geography of Europe3
HIST 1511World Civilization to 15003
HIST 1512World Civilization from 15003
HIST 2605Turning Points in United States History 13
HIST 2606Turning Points in United States History 23
HIST 3702Early America3
HIST 3703Nineteenth Century America3
HIST 3712United States in Crisis: 1900-19453
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
TCED 15003
EDFN 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
EDFN 3708Education and Society3
Preclinical Curriculum
EDFN 3710Educational Assessment3
SED 4800SSocial Studies Methods for Adolescent and Young Adult Learners 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.

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         _____ HIST 2605 or HIST 2606

  • 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 1
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
POL 1560 American Government (counts as Social Science Elective) 3
EDFN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
TCED 1500 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours19-20
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
ANTH 1500 Introduction to Anthropology 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 2
POL 2640 Contemporary World Governments 3
HIST 1512 World Civilization from 1500 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
HIST 2605 Turning Points in United States History 1 3
GEOG 2640 Human Geography 3
 Semester Hours15
HIST 2606 Turning Points in United States History 2 3
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
ECON 2631 Introductory Macroeconomics for Education Majors 3
HIST 3764 Modern Europe, 1715 to the Present 3
HIST 3703 Nineteenth Century America 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
HIST 3712 United States in Crisis: 1900-1945 3
GEOG 3717 Geography of Europe 3
HIST 3702 Early America 3
GEOG 1503 Physical Geography 3
SOC 1500 Introduction to Sociology 3
HIST 3748 History of Ohio 3
 Semester Hours18
Arts and Humanities GER 3
SED 3706 Principles of Teaching Adolescents 3
TERG 3711 Reading Application in Content Areas, Secondary Years 3
HIST 3795 The World since 1945 3
GEOG 2630 Weather 3
GEOG 2630L Weather Lab 1
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
EDFN 3708 Education and Society 3
EDFN 3710 Educational Assessment 3
SED 4800S Social Studies Methods for Adolescent and Young Adult Learners 3
POL 2695 Model United Nations 1
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 Hours123-124

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.