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Athens, OH 45710

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Education - Earth/Space Science (Adolescent to Young Adult)  

The Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) program includes seven majors: Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Science, Earth/Space Science, Life Science and Physical Science. Regardless of the college of the university from which you will graduate, to be licensed through Ohio University to teach earth science in Ohio, you must complete the following program and earn passing scores on the Praxis II exams and a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). The major prepares you for an Ohio four-year Resident Educator teaching license that qualifies you to teach earth and space science courses in grades 7-12.

Career Opportunities


  • K-12 educators

  • School counselors

  • Coaches

  • Professors

  • Principals and superintendents

  • Education policy experts

  • Family and consumer science educators


Special Features

Our teacher preparation program is clinically based. The Office of Clinical Experiences arranges field experiences and professional internships in schools and other educational settings. Our partners include:

  • Ohio University Child Development Center

  • Center for Professional Development School Partnerships

  • Stevens Literacy Center

  • Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools

  • Southeast Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics

  • and Science

  • Southeast Ohio Teacher Development Collaborative

Our Faculty

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Patton College of Education

The Patton College of Education has been a proud pillar of Ohio University since 1886, when it became the first state-supported teacher preparation program in Ohio. Today, the college has grown to include undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to careers in teaching, counseling, and public school and higher education administration.

Learning is at the heart of all we do in The Patton College of Education, but our mission is about more than just providing an education. The Patton College of Education strives to be an equitable, effective, and interactive learning community that makes a difference to education and human development through excellent teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek answers to questions about how people learn and what they should know and be able to do as students, teachers, counselors, and administrators.

The Patton College of Education's teacher and administrator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Counselor education programs in the college are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs and the Council on Rehabilitation Education.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.