Ohio University

Master's in Adolescent-to-Young Adult Education and Multi-Age with Licensure

The Master’s Program with Licensure in Adolescent-to-Young-Adult (AYA) and Multi-Age Education offers a clinical program that can be completed in one year (3-4 academic terms). Teacher candidates are expected to begin their program of study during the Summer term and to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. Teacher candidates who enter the program during the Fall or Spring term or who must meet additional content knowledge requirements will require more than 4 academic terms to successfully complete the program.


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Deadline: April 15


Contact

Mathew Felton-Koestler
Program Coordinator
McCracken Hall 309T
aya@ohio.edu
740.593.4420

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Majors and Program Codes

Majors and Program Codes

We offer a Masters of Education (MEd) in the following majors. Click the relevant program code for additional information.

Major Grade Band Program Code
AYA: Integrated Language Arts 7-12 ME6866 
AYA: Integrated Mathematics 7-12 ME6867
AYA: Integrated Social Studies 7-12 ME6868
AYA: Sciences
  AYA: Integrated Science 7-12 ME6869 
  AYA: Physical Science: Physics and Chemistry 7-12 ME6395
  AYA: Life Science 7-12 ME6861
  AYA: Earth/Space Science 7-12 ME6862
Art Education (additional info) K-12 ME6365
Family and Consumer Sciences 4-12 ME6182

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Required Courses

Required Courses

The AYA/Multi-Age Program requires coursework focused on engaging in teacher research, curriculum and instruction, teaching methods, and a professional internship (classroom-based field placement). See the Graduate Catalog for additional information.

Teacher Research

EDTE 6670 Teacher as Action Researcher (3 credits)
EDTE 6940 Master’s Research Project (3 credits)

Curriculum and Instruction

EDCT 5011 Technological Applications in Education (3 credits)
EDSP 5700 Nature and Needs of Persons with Exceptionalities (3 credits)
EDTE 5100 Principles of Curriculum (3 credits)
EDTE 5260 Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credits)
EDTE 5600 Advanced Studies of Children and Adolescents (3 credits)
EDTE 6160 Managing and Monitoring Student Learning (3 credits)

Teaching Methods

Take the appropriate methods course for your concentration.

Concentration Methods Course(s)
Language Arts Select One:
  • ENG 5510/5911 Teaching Language and Composition/Field Experience (4 credits)
  • ENG 5520/5912 Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools/Field Experience (4 credits)
Integrated Mathematics

MATH 5100/L Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary School (4 credits)

Integrated Social Studies

EDTE 6980/L Introduction to Teaching Secondary Social Studies (4 credits)

Integrated Science
Earth/Space Science
Life Science
Physical Science

EDTE 6931/L Methods for Teaching Earth, Life, and Physical Science (4 credits)
Art Education ART 5620/L Methods for Teaching Art (4 credits)
Family and Consumer Education Take Both:
  • CONS 5900 Special Topics in Human and Consumer Sciences Education General (3 credits)
  • RHT 5340 Introduction Food Production: Hospitality (3 credits)

Professional Internship

EDPL 5620 Professional Internship (6 credits)
EDPL 5630 Professional Internship (6 credits)
EDPL 5650 Professional Internship Seminar (3 credits)
EDPL 6920 Internship: Theory into Practice (3 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 46-48

 

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Program of Study (Sequence of Coursework)

Program of Study (Sequence of Coursework)

To complete the program in one year (3-4 academic terms) teacher candidates must complete the following sequence of courses.

Sequence of Coursework
Coursework Credit Hours

Summer Term

15

EDCT 5011 Technological Applications in Education 3
EDSP 5700 Nature and Needs of Persons with Exceptionalities 3
EDTE 5100 Principles of Curriculum 3
EDTE 5260 Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas 3
EDTE 5600 Advanced Studies of Children and Adolescents 3

Fall Semester

13-15

EDPL 6920 Internship: Theory into Practice 3
EDTE 6670 Teacher as Action Researcher 3
EDTE 6160 Managing and Monitoring Student Learning 3
Teaching methods for your concentration (see required courses above) 4-6

Spring Semester

18

Full time classroom placement (EDPL 5620 & 5630) 12
EDPL 5650 Professional Internship Seminar 3
EDTE 6940 Master’s Research Project* 3

Total Credit Hours

46-48

*If your advisor is available, you can complete your master's research project during the following summer term. This generally requires enrolling in 1 credit hour of EDTE 6900 as an independent study.

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Prior to initiating your application must schedule a personal meeting with Dr. Mathew Felton-Koestler (aya@ohio.edu).

As part of your application to Graduate College you must submit a minimum GRE score of 290.

Candidates must also submit a passing scores on the appropriate Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) content exam for their concentration as shown in the table below.

For additional admission requirements, visit the Graduate College website.

Concentration Required OAE Exam 
Integrated Language Arts OAE 020  English Language Arts
Integrated Mathematics OAE 027  Mathematics
Integrated Social Studies OAE 025  Integrated Social Studies
Sciences  
  Integrated Science OAE 024  Integrated Science
  Earth/Space Science

OAE 014  Earth and Space Science

  Life Science OAE 007  Biology
  Physical Science OAE 035  Physics
Art Education OAE 006  Art
Family and Consumer Sciences OAE 022  Family and Consumer Sciences

 

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Deadline: April 15

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Yearlong Teaching Internship / Field Placement

Yearlong Teaching Internship / Field Placement

All teacher candidates must complete a yearlong internship in a classroom which includes a Fall seminar (EDPL 6920) and Spring seminar (EDPL 5650). In the Fall term candidates observe and teach in a classroom for a minimum of 2 full days per week and participate in the Rural Urban Collaborative, a non-consecutive four day placement in an urban school setting. During the Spring term candidates observe and teach in a classroom full-time and complete the edTPA assessment.

All placements will be made by the OHIO Center for Clinical Practice in Education and may under no circumstances be initiated by the teacher candidate.

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Capstone Project

Capstone Project

The capstone project consists of a portfolio, a research study, or a master's thesis. Students must consult with their faculty advisor to determine the capstone project that is most appropriate for their goals. You must complete your capstone project to graduate from the program and obtain your teaching license. You will begin conceptualizing your project in the Fall term in EDTE 6670 and complete the project in the spring and/or summer terms in EDTE 6940. Please be aware that your advisor may not be available to work with you in the summer term and you should discuss your timeline with your advisor before the end of the fall term.

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Licensure

Licensure

The Patton College of Education will recommend you for licensure after (i) successfully completing all required coursework, and (ii) either scoring 37 or higher on the edTPA assessment or passing the appropriate OAE Assessment of Pedagogical Knowledge:

Major Required OAE Assessment of Pedagogical Knowledge
All AYA Majors OAE 003 Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Adolescence to Young Adult (7–12)
Art Education OAE 004 Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age (PK–12)
Family and Consumer Sciences

Choose ONE:

OAE 002: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Middle Childhood (4–9)
OAE 003: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Adolescence to Young Adult (7–12)