Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA, 7-12)

Teacher Education Programs

Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA, 7-12) and Multi-Age (PreK-12) teacher education students usually earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Other degree options are available; consult the university catalog.

The Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA, 7-12) programs lead to an Ohio four-year Resident Educator License valid for the teaching area(s) completed. The Adolescence to Young Adult teaching license may be used to teach the listed subjects in grades 7 to 12.
Teachers with Adolescence to Young Adult licenses may teach in middle schools if the school is organized by academic departments.

Program Description

The basic program outline, including the general education and professional education course requirements for the Adolescence to Young Adult teacher education program are listed below.
Please note it’s important to follow the university catalog for major requirements; teacher education courses and the major courses are different.

Advising

Meeting with your advisor is essential for staying on track with university and teacher preparation program requirements. Reach out to your advisor each semester and be sure to communicate your plans for when you want to student teach. Your entire program should be organized around the student teaching semester.

Recommended Plans for Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA) Teacher Education Programs

Four-Year AYA Chemistry Plan for students starting in odd-numbered years

(2021, 2023, 2025)

 

Fall 1 Spring 1

FYS 1000 Level First Year Seminar (3) or TYS 2000
Level Transition Year Seminar (3) (transfer students only).

INST 1500: Identity Projects: Writing and Literature (3) Writing Intensive
EDUC 1600: Study of the School (4)
Writing Intensive; Includes 45-hour field component. 
EDUC 2000 Educational Psychology: Adolescence (3) Includes a 20-hour field component
MATH 1250 Precalculus (3) or MATH 1700 Calculus I (4) if placement allows MATH 1700 Calculus I (4)
CHEM 1400 General Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 1410 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHEM 1500 General Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 1510 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
EDUC 901/903 (Standardized Test Prep as needed;
1 credit each)
EDUC 902 (Standardized Test Prep as needed; 1 credit)
LFW Series Health and Physical Education Lifestyle series (fall or spring) (1)

 

For admission to EDUC 1600, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have met test score requirements, and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

 

Fall 2 Spring 2
CHEM 2400 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 2410 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHEM 2500 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 2510 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
PHYS 1500 Principles of Physics I (5) BMB 2650 Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory
Techniques (1)
ESCI 1001 Introduction to Environmental
Science (4)
ESCI 1010 Physical Geology (4)
or ESCI 1020 Historical Geology (4)
CHEM 3200 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 3210 Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1)
Writing Enriched 
EDUC 3600 Multicultural Education (3)
*Not required if INST 2011 is taken
EDUC 2100 Educational Technology (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2000 Level Interconnections (fall or spring, 3) *Recommend INST 2011, as this satisfies EDUC 3600
INST 2200 Level: Reflection & Responsibility (fall or spring, 3)

Students will apply for admission during their EDUC 2000 course.

 

Fall 3 Spring 3
CHEM 3100 Analytical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 3110 Analytical Chemistry Lab (1)
Writing Enriched 
CHEM 3400 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 3410 Physical Chemistry I Lab (1)
Writing Enriched 
BMB 4500 Biochemistry I: Biomolecules & Metabolism (3) EDUC 3700 Introduction to AYA and Multiage Pedagogy (3)
Includes a 25-hour field component 
EDUC 2520 Exceptional Children: Adolescence (3)
EDUC 3800 Literacies in Content Area (3)
Required skills courses (see catalog for options) (3-4)
INST 2400 Level: Natural Foundations (fall or spring, 3)
*Recommend INST 2403 The Expanding Universe, as astronomy is part of the OAE 
INST 2600 Level: Creativity and Culture (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2800 Level: Global Cultures (3)

 

To take any year 3 EDUC course with a field component, students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program (Decision Point 2) and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Students must attend the Student Teaching Information Meeting and submit their Student Teaching Placement request form the spring before they plan to student teach.

 

Fall 4 Spring 4
EDUC 3705 AYA/Multiage Teaching Practicum (3)
Includes a 75-hour field component 
EDUC 4100 Student Teaching: AYA/Multi-Age (10)
EDUC 3710 Science Seminar (3) EDUC 4110 Student Teaching Seminar (2)
INST 3000: Integrative Seminar (3)
SYE Senior Year Experience (2-3) Consult with advisor.
Electives (4)

 

Year 4 Note: Student teaching requires successful review at Decision Point 3.

Four-Year AYA Chemistry Plan for students starting in even-numbered years

(2022, 2024, 2026)

 

Fall 1 Spring 1
FYS 1000 Level First Year Seminar (3) or TYS 2000
Level Transition Year Seminar (3) (transfer students only).
INST 1500: Identity Projects: Writing and Literature (3) Writing Intensive
EDUC 1600: Study of the School (4)
Writing Intensive; Includes 45-hour field component. 
EDUC 2000 Educational Psychology: Adolescence (3) Includes a 20-hour field component
MATH 1250 Precalculus (3)
or MATH 1700 Calculus I (4) if placement allows
MATH 1700 Calculus I (4)
CHEM 1400 General Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 1410 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHEM 1500 General Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 1510 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
EDUC 901/903 (Standardized Test Prep as needed;
1 credit each).
EDUC 902 (Standardized Test Prep as needed;
1 credit).
LFW Series Health and Physical Education Lifestyle series (fall or spring) (1)

 

For admission to EDUC 1600, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have met test score requirements, and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Students will apply for admission during their EDUC 2000 course.

 

Fall 2 Spring 2
CHEM 2400 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 2410 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHEM 2500 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 2510 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
PHYS 1500 Principles of Physics I (5) BMB 2650 Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques (1)
ESCI 1001 Introduction to Environmental Science (4) ESCI 1010 Physical Geology (4)
or ESCI 1020 Historical Geology (4)
CHEM 3400 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 3410 Physical Chemistry I Lab (1)
Writing Enriched 
EDUC 3600 Multicultural Education (3)
*Not required if EDUC 2011 is taken 
EDUC 2100 Educational Technology (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2000 Level Interconnections (fall or spring, 3)
*Recommend INST 2011, as this satisfies EDUC 3600
INST 2200 Level: Reflection & Responsibility (fall or spring, 3)

 

Fall 3 Spring 3
CHEM 3100 Analytical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 3110 Analytical Chemistry Lab (1)
Writing Enriched 
CHEM 3200 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 3210 Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1)
Writing Enriched 
BMB 4500 Biochemistry I: Biomolecules & Metabolism (3) EDUC 3700 Introduction to AYA and Multiage Pedagogy (3)
Includes a 25-hour field component 
EDUC 2520 Exceptional Children: Adolescence (3)
EDUC 3800 Literacies in Content Area (3)
INST 2400 Level: Natural Foundations (fall or spring, 3)
*Recommend INST 2403 The Expanding Universe, as astronomy is part of the OAE 
INST 2600 Level: Creativity and Culture (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2800 Level: Global Cultures (3)

 

To take any year 3 EDUC course with a field component, students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program (Decision Point 2) and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Students must attend the Student Teaching Information Meeting and submit their Student Teaching Placement request form the spring before they plan to student teach. 

Fall 4 Spring 4
EDUC 3705 AYA/Multiage Teaching Practicum (3)
Includes a 75-hour field component 
EDUC 4100 Student Teaching: AYA/Multi-Age (10)
EDUC 3710 Science Seminar (3) EDUC 4110 Student Teaching Seminar (2)
INST 3000: Integrative Seminar (3)
SYE Senior Year Experience (2-3) Consult with advisor. 
Electives (4)

 

Year 4 Note: Student teaching requires successful review at Decision Point 3.

Four-Year AYA Life Sciences Plan

Fall 1 Spring 1
FYS 1000 Level First Year Seminar (3) or TYS 2000   Level Transition Year Seminar (3) (transfer
students only).
INST 1500: Identity Projects: Writing and Literature (3) Writing Intensive
EDUC 1600: Study of the School (4)
Writing Intensive; Includes 45-hour field component. 
EDUC 2000 Educational Psychology: Adolescence (3) Includes a 20-hour field component
BIO 1010 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular
Biology (4)
BIO 1020 Introduction to Organisms and Ecology (4)
CHEM 1400 General Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 1410 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHEM 1500 General Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 1510 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
EDUC 901/903 (Standardized Test Prep as needed;
1 credit each)
EDUC 902 (Standardized Test Prep as needed;
1 credit).
LFW Series Health and Physical Education Lifestyle series (fall or spring) (1)

 

For admission to EDUC 1600, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have met test score requirements, and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

 

Fall 2 Spring 2
BIO 2010 Genetics (4) BIO 2020 Ecology (4)
BIO 2998 Ethics and Professional Development
Seminar (1)
BIO 2030 Cell Biology (4)
MATH 1250 Precalculus (3)
or MATH 1700 Calculus I (4) if placement allows
PHYS 1000 Introduction to Physical Science (4)
ESCI 1010 Physical Geology (4)
or ESCI 1020 Historical Geology (4)
EDUC 3600 Multicultural Education (3)
*Not required if EDUC 2011 is taken 
EDUC 2100 Educational Technology (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2000 Level Interconnections (fall or spring, 3) *Recommend INST 2011, as this satisfies EDUC 3600
INST 2200 Level: Reflection & Responsibility (fall or spring, 3)

 

Students will apply for admission to Teacher Education during EDUC 2000.

 

Fall 3 Spring 3
BIO 3998 Departmental Seminar (0.5) EDUC 2520 Exceptional Children: Adolescence (3)
EDUC 3800 Literacies in Content Area (3)
BIO 3998 Departmental Seminar (0.5)
EDUC 3700 Introduction to AYA and Multiage Pedagogy (3) Includes a 25-hour field component 
Biology Electives (10) Check catalog for specifics, including how to meet Writing Intensive requirements
INST 2403 The Expanding Universe
INST 2600 Level: Creativity and Culture (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2800 Level: Global Cultures (3)
Elective (3)

 

To take any year 3 EDUC course with a field component, students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program (Decision Point 2) and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Students must attend the Student Teaching Information Meeting and submit their Student Teaching Placement request form the spring before they plan to student teach. 

Fall 4 Spring 4
EDUC 3705 AYA/Multiage Teaching Practicum (3)
Includes a 75-hour field component 
EDUC 4100 Student Teaching: AYA/Multi-Age (10)
EDUC 3710 Science Seminar (3) EDUC 4110 Student Teaching Seminar (2)
INST 3000: Integrative Seminar (3)
SYE Senior Year Experience (2-3) Consult with advisor.
Elective (3)

Year 4 Note: Student teaching requires successful review at Decision Point 3.

Four-Year AYA Physics Plan for students starting in odd-numbered years

2021, 2023, 2025)
Fall 1 Spring 1
FYS 1000 Level First Year Seminar (3) or TYS 2000
Level Transition Year Seminar (3)
(transfer students only)
INST 1500: Identity Projects: Writing and Literature (3) Writing Intensive
EDUC 1600: Study of the School (4)
Writing Intensive; Includes 45-hour field component. 
EDUC 2000 Educational Psychology: Adolescence (3)
Includes a 20-hour field component
MATH 1700 Calculus I (4) MATH 1800 Calculus II (4)
PHYS 1500 Principles of Physics I (5)  PHYS 1600 Principles of Physics II (5) 
EDUC 901/903 (Standardized Test Prep as needed;
1 credit each).
EDUC 902 (Standardized Test Prep as needed;
1 credit).
LFW Series Health and Physical Education Lifestyle series (fall or spring) (1)

 

For admission to EDUC 1600, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have met test score requirements, and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

 

Fall 2 Spring 2
PHYS 3100 Electricity and Magnetism (3) ENGR 2100 Dynamics (3)
PHYS 3500 Advanced Lab (3) Writing Intensive EDUC 2520 Exceptional Children: Adolescence (3)
MATH 2700 Multivariable Calculus (4) ESCI 1010 Physical Geology or ESCI 1020 Historical Geology (4). Although not required for the degree or license, geology is part of the Ohio licensure exam.) 
CHEM 1100 Survey of General Chemistry (3)
CHEM 1110 Survey of General Chemistry Lab (1)
EDUC 3600 Multicultural Education (3)
*Not required if EDUC 2011 is taken
EDUC 2100 Educational Technology (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2000 Level Interconnections (fall or spring, 3)
*Recommend INST 2011, as this satisfies EDUC 3600 
INST 2403 The Expanding Universe (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2200 Level: Reflection & Responsibility (fall or spring, 3)

Students will apply for admission to Teacher Education during EDUC 2000.

Fall 3 Spring 3
PHYS 2700 Principles of Modern Physics (3) 
Writing Intensive 
PHYS 4000 Quantum Mechanics (3)
PHYS 3050 Theoretical Mechanics (3) EDUC 3700 Introduction to AYA and Multiage Pedagogy (3) Includes a 25-hour field component 
BIO 1000 Principles of Biology (4) EDUC 3800 Literacies in Content Area (3)
INST 2600 Level: Creativity and Culture (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2800 Level: Global Cultures (fall or spring, 3)
Electives (6)

 

To take any year 3 EDUC course with a field component, students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program (Decision Point 2) and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Students must attend the Student Teaching Information Meeting and submit their Student Teaching Placement request form the spring before they plan to student teach. 

Fall 4 Spring 4
EDUC 3705 AYA/Multiage Teaching Practicum (3)
Includes a 75-hour field component 
EDUC 4100 Student Teaching: AYA/Multi-Age (10)
EDUC 3710 Science Seminar (3) EDUC 4110 Student Teaching Seminar (2)
INST 3000: Integrative Seminar (3)
SYE Senior Year Experience (2-3) Consult with advisor.
Elective (3)

 

Year 4 Note: Student teaching requires successful review at Decision Point 3.

 

Four-Year AYA Physics Plan for students starting in even-numbered years

2022, 2024, 2026)
Fall 1 Spring 1
FYS 1000 Level First Year Seminar (3) or TYS 2000   Level Transition Year Seminar (3) (transfer
students only
).
INST 1500: Identity Projects: Writing and Literature (3) Writing Intensive
EDUC 1600: Study of the School (4)
Writing Intensive; Includes 45-hour field component. 
EDUC 2000 Educational Psychology: Adolescence (3) Includes a 20-hour field component
MATH 1700 Calculus I (4) MATH 1800 Calculus II (4)
PHYS 1500 Principles of Physics I (5) PHYS 1600 Principles of Physics II (5)
EDUC 901/903 (Standardized Test Prep as needed;
1 credit each)
EDUC 902 (Standardized Test Prep as needed;
1 credit).
LFW Series Health and Physical Education Lifestyle series (fall or spring) (1)

 

For admission to EDUC 1600, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have met test score requirements, and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

 

 

Fall 2 Spring 2
PHYS 2700 Principles of Modern Physics (3)      Writing Intensive PHYS 4000 Quantum Mechanics (3)
PHYS 3050 Theoretical Mechanics (3) EDUC 2520 Exceptional Children: Adolescence (3)
MATH 2700 Multivariable Calculus (4) (ESCI 1010 Physical Geology or ESCI 1020 Historical Geology (4) Although not required for the degree or license, geology is part of the Ohio licensure exam.) 
CHEM 1100 Survey of General Chemistry (3)
CHEM 1110 Survey of General Chemistry Lab (1)
EDUC 3600 Multicultural Education (3)
*Not required if EDUC 2011 is taken
EDUC 2100 Educational Technology (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2000 Level Interconnections (fall or spring, 3) *Recommend INST 2011, as this satisfies EDUC 3600
INST 2403 The Expanding Universe (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2200 Level: Reflection & Responsibility (fall or spring, 3)

 

Students will apply for admission to Teacher Education during EDUC 2000.

 

Fall 3 Spring 3
PHYS 3100 Electricity and Magnetism (3) ENGR 2100 Dynamics (3)
PHYS 3500 Advanced Lab (3) Writing Intensive EDUC 3700 Introduction to AYA and Multiage Pedagogy (3) *Includes a 25 hour field component 
BIO 1000 Principles of Biology (4) EDUC 3800 Literacies in Content Area (3)
INST 2600 Level: Creativity and Culture (fall or spring, 3)
INST 2800 Level: Global Cultures (3)
Elective (6)

 

To take any year 3 EDUC course with a field component, students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program (Decision Point 2) and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Students must attend the Student Teaching Information Meeting and submit their Student Teaching Placement request form the spring before they plan to student teach. 

Fall 4 Spring 4
EDUC 3705 AYA/Multiage Teaching Practicum (3)
Includes a 75-hour field component 
EDUC 4100 Student Teaching: AYA/Multi-Age (10)
EDUC 3710 Science Seminar (3) EDUC 4110 Student Teaching Seminar (2)
INST 3000: Integrative Seminar (3)
SYE Senior Year Experience (2-3) Consult with advisor.
Elective (3)

 

Year 4 Note: Student teaching requires successful review at Decision Point 3.

Four-Year AYA Integrated Mathematics Plan

Fall 1 Spring 1
FYS 1000 Level First Year Seminar (3) or TYS 2000   Level Transition Year Seminar (3) (transfer students only). NST 2000 Level Interconnections (3)
*Highly Recommend INST 2011  
INST 1500: Identity Projects: Writing and Literature (3)
Writing Intensive  
Skills 1: Required skills courses (see catalog for options) (3-4)
MATH 1500: Introduction to Mathematical Thought (3) EDUC 1600: Study of the School (4) Writing Intensive; Includes 45 hour field component*
MATH1700 Calculus (4) MATH 1800 Calculus II (4)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)

For admission to EDUC 1600, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have met test score requirements, and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Fall 2 Spring 2
INST 2200 Level: Reflection & Responsibility (3) INST 2400 Level: Natural Foundations (3)
EDUC 2000: Educational Psychology: Adolescence (3);
Includes minimum of 20 field hours*
Skills 2: Required skills courses (see catalog for options) (3-4)
MATH 1240 Statistics I (3) MATH 2500 Linear Algebra (3)
MATH 2700 Multivariable Calculus (4) MATH 2800 Advanced Euclidean Geometry (3)
EDUC 2100 Educational Technology (fall or spring, 3)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)

Students will apply for admission to Teacher Education during EDUC 2000.

Fall 3 Spring 3
INST 2400 Level: Natural Foundations (3) INST 2600: Creativity & Culture (3)
EDUC 3720: Mathematics Seminar (3) (Fall only) **EDUC 3800: Literacies in the Content Area (3) – online, asynchronous
EDUC 4500 Exceptional Children: Adolescence (3) (Fall only) MATH 3000 Real Analysis I (3) Writing Intensive
Skills 3 Required skills courses (see catalog for options) (3-4)
(Fall or Spring)
EDUC 3700: Adolescent and Young Adult Teaching Practicum (3) (Spring only)
MATH 3200 Abstract Algebra I (3) (Fall only) MATH 3540 History & Philosophy of Mathematics (1) spring semester 
LFW Health and Physical Education Lifestyle series(1) (Fall or Spring)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)

To take any year 3 EDUC course with a field component, students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program (Decision Point 2) and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Students must attend the Student Teaching Information Meeting and submit their Student Teaching Placement request form the spring before they plan to student teach. 

Fall 4 Spring 4
EDUC 3705 AYA/Multiage Teaching Practicum (3)
Includes a 75-hour field component 
EDUC 4100 Student Teaching: AYA/Multi-Age (10)
INST 3000: Integrative Seminar (3) EDUC 4110 Student Teaching Seminar (2)
INST 2800 Global Culture (3)
EDUC 3720 Mathematics Seminar (3) (Fall only)
MATH 3600 Combinations & Graph Theory (3) (Fall only)
SYE: Senior Year Experience (2-3) Consult with advisor. 

Year 4 Note: Student teaching requires successful review at Decision Point 3. 

Four-Year Integrated Language Arts Plan

 

Fall 1 Spring 1
FYS 1000 Level First Year Seminar (3) or TYS 2000   Level Transition Year Seminar (3) (transfer students only). INST 2200 Level: Reflection & Responsibility (3)1
INST 1500: Identity Projects: Writing and Literature (3) Writing Intensive COMM 1100 Public Speaking (*Counts as Skills course) (3)
ENGL 1155 Special Topics Writing Literature
Writing Intensive (3)(Fall only)
Math requirement: Choose from MATH 1210, 1220, 1230, 1240, 1250 or 1700 (3)
EDUC 1600 Study of the School (4) Writing Intensive; Includes 45 hour field component* (Fall or Spring)
JAMC 1600 Journalism & Media Communications (3) (Fall or Spring)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)

For admission to EDUC 1600, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have met test score requirements, and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Fall 2 Spring 2
INST 2400 Level Natural Foundations (3) INST 2000 Level Interconnections (3)  2
*Highly Recommend INST 2011 
ENGL 2295 Linguistics (3) Choose one course from Digital Visual & Professional Media strand (see options below) (3)
EDUC 2000 Educational Psychology: Adolescence (3); Includes minimum of 20 field hours* ENGL 1180 Studies in Adolescent Literatures (spring only) (3)
ENGL 2000 Designing Your Life as an English Major(1.5)
Must take twice 
EDUC 3700 General Methods for Secondary Classrooms (spring only)
Literary Pasts and Presents strand: Choose 1 from ENGL 2210, 2215, or 2250 (3) Literary Pasts and Presents strand: Choose 1 from ENGL 2220 or ENGL 2255
EDUC 2100: Ed Tech: Adolescence (3) (Fall or Spring)
INST 2000 Level Interconnections (fall or spring, 3) *Recommend INST 2011, as this satisfies EDUC 3600
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)

Students will apply for admission to Teacher Education during EDUC 2000.

Fall 3 Spring 3
EDUC 3750: Int LA Methods (3) INST 2600: Creativity & Culture (3)
EDUC 3705 AYA Methods II (fall only) **EDUC 3800: Literacies in the Content Area (3) – online, asynchronous
EDUC 4500 Exceptional Children: Adolescence (3) (Fall only) EDUC 3630 Adolescent Literature in a Comprehensive Reading Program (3)
ENGL 2000 Designing Your Life as an English Major(1.5)
Must take twice 
Choose 2 courses from the Advanced Literature Seminars Strand
See options below (Fall and/or Spring)
Choose 1 course from the Literary Pasts and Presents Strand
See options below (Fall or Spring)
LFW Health and Physical Education Lifestyle series(1) (Fall or Spring)
Social Justice and Politics strand: Choose 1 course (see options below)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)
Elective (1-4) (Fall or Spring)

To take any year 3 EDUC course with a field component, students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program (Decision Point 2) and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Students must attend the Student Teaching Information Meeting and submit their Student Teaching Placement request form the spring before they plan to student teach. 

Fall 4 Spring 4
INST 3000: Integrative Seminar (3) EDUC 4100 Student Teaching: AYA/Multi-Age (10)
Choose 1 course from Advances Literature Seminars
See options below (fall only)
EDUC 4110 Student Teaching Seminar (2)
INST 2800 Global Culture (3)
SYE: Senior Year Experience (2-3) Consult with advisor. 
Elective (1-4)

Year 4 Note: Student teaching requires successful review at Decision Point 3. 

Required course strands: 

Literary Pasts and Presents (3 courses required)
ENGL 2210 British Literature Before 1700 (Fall) 
ENGL 2215
ENGL 2220
ENGL 2250
ENGL 2255 Studies in American Literature After 1900 (Spring) 

Digital Visual and Professional Media (1 course required) 
ENGL 1176
ENGL 1177 Writing for the Digital Media (WI) (Spring)
ENGL 2280 Film Theories (Spring)
ENGL2281 

Social Justice and Politics (1 course required) 
ENGL 2230 Reading and Writing in African American Literature (Writing Intensive) (fall)
ENGL 2231 Reading & Writing in Women’s Literature (Writing Intensive) (Spring)
ENGL 2232
ENGL 2233
ENGL 2234 Reading and Writing in LGBTQ Literature (Writing Intensive) (fall) 

Advanced Literatures Seminars (3 courses required) 
ENGL 3325 Literature/History/Culture
ENGL 3330
ENGL 3340
ENGL 3355 Literature, Theory, and Method (Spring)
ENGL 3381
ENGL 3390

Four-Year Integrated Social Studies Plan

Fall 1 Spring 1
FYS 1000 Level First Year Seminar (3) or TYS 2000   Level Transition Year Seminar (3) (transfer students
only).
INST 2000 Level Interconnections (3)
*Highly Recommend INST 2011  
INST 1500: Identity Projects: Writing and Literature (3) Writing Intensive   Skills 1: Required skills courses (see catalog for options) (3-4)
MATH 1210: Nature of Mathematics (3) or MATH 1500: Introduction to Mathematical Thought (3) EDUC 1600: Study of the School (4) Writing Intensive; Includes 45 hour field component*
POLS 1000: American National Government (3) or any POLS 2000 Level (Fall or Spring)
GEOG 1000: World Regional Geography (3) (Fall or Spring)
HIST 2000 Level – 1 of 2 (3) (Fall or Spring)
HIST 1000 Level (3) (Fall or Spring)

 

For admission to EDUC 1600, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have met test score requirements, and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

 

Fall 2 Spring 2
INST 2200 Level: Reflection & Responsibility (3)   INST 2400 Level: Natural Foundations (3)  
EDUC 2000: Educational Psychology: Adolescence (3); Includes minimum of 20 field hours*  Skills 2: Required skills courses (see catalog for options) (3-4)
HIST 2100: Historical Methods and Theory (3) Writing Intensive (Fall only)  **EDUC 3700: General Methods for Secondary Classrooms (3) Includes a 25 hour field component (Spring only)
HIST 2000 Level – 2 of 2 (3) (Fall or Spring)
 EDUC 2100 Educational Technology (fall or spring, 3)
HIST Elective 1 – Any 2000-4999 level (3) (Fall or Spring)
HIST: Asian Requirement (3) (Fall or Spring)
PSYC 1000: Psychology for Non-Majors of PSYC 2610: Social Psychology (3) (Fall or Spring)

 

* Students will apply for admission to Teacher Education during EDUC 2000.

**EDUC Note: EDUC 3700 can also be taken in the spring of year 3 and follow the same sequence.

 

Fall 3 Spring 3
INST 2600 Level: Creativity and Culture (3) INST 2800: Global Cultures (3)
EDUC 3705: Adolescent and Young Adult Teaching Practicum (3) (Fall only) HIST 4800: Research Seminar (3) Writing Intensive (Spring only)
EDUC 3740: Social Studies Seminar (3) (Fall only) **EDUC 3800: Literacies in the Content Area (3) – online, asynchronous
LFW Health and Physical Education Lifestyle series(1) (Fall or Spring)
Skills 3 Required skills courses (see catalog for options) (3-4) (Fall or Spring)
HIST Elective 2 – European (3) (Fall or Spring)
ECON 2100: Microeconomics (3) (Fall or Spring)
HIST US Requirement (3) (Fall or Spring)
HIST Elective 3 – US (3) (Fall or Spring)

 

To take any year 3 EDUC course with a field component, students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program (Decision Point 2) and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

**EDUC note – this course is also offered online, asynchronous in May term 

 

Students must attend the Student Teaching Information Meeting and submit their Student Teaching Placement request form the spring before they plan to student teach. 

Fall 4 Spring 4
INST 3000: Integrative Seminar (3)   EDUC 4100: AYA Student Teaching (10) 
SYE: Senior Year Experience (2-3) Consult with advisor.   EDUC 4110: AYA Student Teaching Seminar (2) 
EDUC 2520: Exceptional Children (3) Writing Intensive
HIST: African requirement (3) (Fall only) 
HIST Elective 4 – Any 3000-4999 level (3) 
HIST European Requirement (3) 

Year 4 Note: Student teaching requires successful review at Decision Point 3.