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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 is a one year (3 academic terms), in-person program that leads to an Ohio teaching license in a selected content area:

  • Grades 7-12: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, or Science (multiple science options)
  • Grades K-12: Art Education
  • Grades 4-12: Family and Consumer Sciences


  • One-year program: summer → fall → spring
  • Designed for new teachers (not for teachers adding an additional licensure area)
  • Full-time commitment (cannot be completed while also working or teaching full time)
  • Focus on educational practice (does not include coursework in content area)
  • Extensive field experiences in area classrooms
  • Primarily in person on the Athens campus and in area schools
  • Only open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents (an I-20 may not be issued for this program)

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Deadline: April 15


Mathew Felton-Koestler
Program Coordinator
Patton Hall 309T

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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: Earth/Space Science 7-12 ME6862
  AYA: Life Science 7-12 ME6861
  AYA: Physical Science: Physics and Chemistry 7-12 ME6395
Art Education (additional info) K-12 ME6365
Family and Consumer Sciences 4-12 ME6182

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Program of Study (Required Coursework)

Program of Study (Required Coursework)

Coursework Credit Hours
Summer Term (classes start in early May)
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
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:

  • Language Arts: ENG 5510 or ENG 54420 (3cr)
  • Mathematics: MATH 5100/L (4cr)
  • Social Studies: EDTE 6980/L (4cr)
  • Science: EDTE 6931/L (4cr)
  • Art: ART 5620/L (4cr)
  • Family & Consumer Sci: CONS 5900 (3cr) and RHT 5340 (3cr)
Professional Internship 1: 150 hours in area classroom n/a
Spring Semester
Professional Internship 2 (EDPL 5620 & 5630): Full time in area classroom 12
EDPL 5650 Professional Internship Seminar 3
EDTE 6940 Master’s Research Project 3
Total Credit Hours

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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Admissions Process and Requirements

Prerequisite Coursework

You must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in an area closely related to your chosen content area (Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Art, or Family and Consumer Sciences). If you do not have adequate prior coursework we will provide a list of additional required courses prior to applying.

Before Applying

Applications are due 4/15, so you must begin well in advance of that date.

Prior to initiating your application you must schedule a meeting with the program coordinator (aya@ohio.edu). In your email include an unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcripts and indicate which content area you are interested in (Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Art, or Family and Consumer Sciences).

After getting an okay from the program coordinator, you must:

  • Take the GRE General Test and earn a combined score of 290 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections—have the GRE send your scores directly to Ohio University
  • Pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) licensure test for your content area:
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
  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

Admissions Requirements

Applications require:

  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Autobiographical sketch
  • Writing sample
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • OAE test scores
  • CV/resume

For additional admission requirements, visit the Graduate College website.

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Deadline: April 15

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Tuition, Fees, and Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

See Graduation Tuition and Fees. Specifically look at the tables under Athens Graduate Tuition.


There are a limited number of competitive Graduate Recruitment Scholarships (GRS) available for the fall and spring terms. These require 5 hours of work per week and come with a tuition waiver of $3,119 and a stipend of $975 each semester.

Capstone Project (Master's Research Project)

Capstone Project (Master's Research 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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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)