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Adolescence to Young Adult/Secondary Education

College of Education and Human Development

365 Education Building, 419-372-7372

The Adolescence to Young Adult (Secondary) Education major includes licensure specializations in the following areas: Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Science, Single Field Science (Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences-Chemistry, and Physical Sciences-Physics), and Dual Field Sciences (Physical Sciences-Chemistry and Physics, Earth Sciences and Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics, Life Sciences and Chemistry, Life Sciences and Physics, and Life Sciences and Earth Sciences).

Minimal qualifications for a student to be eligible for an Adolescence to Young Adult (ages 12-21) license valid for teaching the content specialization in grades seven through twelve in the State of Ohio include the successful completion of an appropriate program of study, the achievement of a 2.5 accumulative grade point average, and successful completion of the Praxis II content and pedagogy examinations. However, BGSU requires an overall GPA of 2.8, a content GPA of 2.8, and successful completion of the appropriate Praxis II content exams to be eligible for admission to the Professional Year. To be recommended for a teaching license, BGSU requires majors in the Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA) program to possess an overall GPA of 2.8, a content specialization GPA of 2.8, and successful completion of the appropriate Content and Principles of Learning and Teaching Praxis examinations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the Adolescence to Young Adult (Secondary) Education teacher education program are expected to:

  • Demonstrate competence of subject matter in the content area of specialization;
  • Demonstrate competence in the theories and practices of sound pedagogy;
  • Apply theories of human development and learning to plan, implement and assess daily lessons and units of instruction;
  • Exhibit professional and ethical behavior when working with students, their parents, other educators, and community members.
Requirements for the Major
  • Complete all University General Education (BG Perspective) and college requirements.
  • Complete Professional Education coursework with a "C" or better in each course. These courses include: EDHD 2010; EDFI 3030, 4020, 4080; EDAS 4090; EDIS 2310; EDTL 2300, 3700, 4180, 4200, 4670, 4970; and one of the following sets —EDTL 2710, 4710, 4810; or EDTL 2740, 4740, 4840; or EDTL 2750, 4750, 4850; or EDTL 2760, 4760, 4860. ILA majors must also complete EDTL 3430.
  • Complete the requirements for one of the 13 specializations.
Specializations

Students apply for admission into the Professional Year (methods and student teaching) one semester in advance, on the first Thursday of each semester for the following semester. Criteria for admission into methods include: "C" or better in EDHD 2010; GSW 1120; COMM 1020; EDFI 3030; EDIS 2310; EDTL 2300 and 3700; and either EDTL 2710, 2740, 2750, or 2760. Students must also have a 2.8 overall GPA and a 2.8 GPA in the major. Finally, students must successfully pass the Praxis II content exam(s) prior to being admitted into the Methods Block. Methods Block (semester one) includes: EDTL 4180, 4200, 4670, 47xx (4710, 4740, 4750, OR 4760), and EDFI 4020. For ILA majors, EDTL 3430 must also be completed. Students must complete all five courses with a "C" or better AND maintain a 2.8 GPA in the major and a 2.8 overall GPA to be admitted into student teaching. Student teaching consists of EDTL 4970 and one of the following: EDTL 4810, 4840, 4850, or 4860.

Integrated Language Arts (62 - 62 hours) - Fall 2014 course requirements

Integrated Mathematics (40 - 41 hours) - Fall 2014 course requirements

Integrated Social Studies (61 hours) - Fall 2014 course requirements

Dual Field Science (Earth Sciences and Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics, Life Sciences and Chemistry, Life Sciences and Physics, Life Sciences and Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences-Chemistry and Physics)(60 - 63 hours) - Fall 2014 course requirements

Integrated Sciences (77 hours) - Fall 2014 course requirements

Single Field Sciences (Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Phycial Sciences-Chemistry, Physical Sciences-Physics) (53 - 58 hours) - Fall 2014 course requirements