Bachelor's Degrees in Adolescent-to-Young Adult Education
The Adolescent-to-Young Adult (AYA) program offers a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) that leads to a teaching license in grades 7-12 in one subject area (language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies). The program design is grounded in national and state standards and emphasizes a commitment to equity, justice, and diversity.
Creative, Active, and Reflective Educators (CARE) Program
Candidates can complete the standard AYA program or can apply to participate in the CARE program. CARE is a unique partnership with the Federal Hocking School District and includes a focus on democratic education, specialized coursework, and additional classroom experiences that emphasize the whole child from K-12.
Overseas Student Teaching
The Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) program offers teacher candidates the unique opportunity to live abroad for an entire semester while completing their professional internship. The program offers students professional and personal growth in ways that are increasingly important for living and teaching in the United States. For more information see the Office of Global Opportunities website.
Majors and Program Codes
Major Program Code Integrated Language Arts BS6306 Integrated Mathematics BS6307 Integrated Social Studies BS6308 Sciences Integrated Science BS6309 Life Science BS6314 Earth/Space Science BS6315 Physical Science: Chemistry BS6397 Physical Science: Physics BS6396 Physical Science: Physics and Chemistry BS6395
Coursework and Field Experiences
The AYA program emphasizes a strong connection between coursework and field experiences in classrooms, as overviewed in the table below. The specific sequence depends on the major and when a candidate begins the program.
Coursework Field Experiences Year 1 Introductory courses Year 2 Educational foundations 28 hours Year 3 General teaching methods 80-120 hours Year 4 Fall Subject area-specific teaching methods 150 hours Spring Seminar Full time