Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Adolescence to Young Adult Education

Make a difference in the lives of middle and high school students in grades 7-12. You will get a wide variety of classroom and field experiences that provide ongoing opportunities to use best practice teaching theories from your courses.

In this well-regarded program, we emphasize developing human relations skills, teaching innovative instructional methods and offering effective techniques to work with students in urban, suburban and rural school settings.

BGSU is the largest producer of teacher education graduates in Ohio. Our teacher education graduates get paid more on average than any other graduates in the state, according to a study by Payscale.

Nationally ranked education program

The BGSU College of Education and Human Development is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top programs for education. Service careers like education make an outsize impact on our communities. Well-trained teachers are vital to the education of future generations.

Our expert faculty share your enthusiasm for teaching and will help you build your teaching skills right from the start. By the end of your four years, you will have spent nearly 1,000 hours in the field. This program will set you apart.

The adolescence to young adult education program at BGSU is one of Ohio's largest preparers of teaching-focused education graduates, with 28 teacher preparation programs leading to Ohio licensure. This competitive program has some additional entry criteria, including FBI/BCI background check requirements.

Career - what can you do with an adolescence to young adult education degree?

Field experiences start as soon as the freshman year, totaling nearly 1,000 hours by graduation. This puts BGSU students ahead of many other programs. Renowned for our wide range of subject specializations, including integrated language arts, integrated mathematics, integrated social studies and integrated science, a BGSU education prepares you for a job in demand. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that “rising student enrollment should increase demand for high school teachers.” Additionally, the University hosts one of the country’s largest teacher job fairs, sponsored by BGSU’s Career Services.

Career paths

  • Middle school teacher
  • School counselor
  • Special education teacher
  • School administration
  • Vocational/technical teacher
  • TEFL teacher

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Core subjects cover the theories and practices of sound pedagogy and instill proficiency in theories of human development. Adolescence to young adult education students will learn to plan, implement and assess daily lessons and instruction units. Teacher instruction and extensive fieldwork will ensure all students exhibit professional and ethical behavior when working with students, their parents, other educators and community members.

Choose a blend of classes within your content area – language arts, mathematics, social studies or science. 

BGSU in Austria and BGSU in Spain
Students can study abroad in Salzburg, Austria, or Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Each study abroad program is coordinated by a Bowling Green State University faculty member. Students are registered for BGSU courses and receive BGSU credit and can make use of all of their institutional, state and federal financial aid when participating in one of these programs.

Educators in Context and Community (ECCO)
ECCO is a comprehensive, career-based professional development learning community for education majors. Focus is on acclimating educators to the diverse cultures and communities – urban, rural and suburban – which their students bring with them into the classroom. Cultural competence – educators knowing themselves, their students, the community and their profession – is vital. 


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Sample courses

  • Life Sciences and Earth Sciences Education
  • Digital Technology for Middle/HS Teachers
  • Schools, Society and Cultural Diversity
  • Digital Technology for Teachers
  • Educational Psychology
  • Chinese Education

BGSU College of Education and Human Development

Adolescence to Young Adult Education program is part of the School of Inclusive Teacher Education in the BGSU College of Education & Human Development  

Updated: 01/16/2024 04:18PM