Masters of Education in Adolescent & Young Adult Education (AYA) 7-12

The Adolescent and Young Adult license qualifies you to work with students in grades 7 – 12 in one content area.

To earn a Masters In Adolescent and Young Adult Education you must have completed a minimum of 30 semester credits to fulfill Ohio content requirements for ONE content area prior to applying to the program.

Download the Adolescent & Young Adult Education (AYA) Transcript Evaluations as either a Word Document of PDF:

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Candidates must complete 46 semester-credits in the professional program
as listed below:

  • AYA5000 Introduction to the Teaching Profession (2 cr)
  • AYA5100 Foundations of Education (3 cr)
  • AYA5200 Child Development and Learning (4 cr)
  • AYA5250 Analysis of Content Knowledge Structures (3 cr)
  • AYA5300 Planning and Assessment for Student Learning (6 cr)
  • AYA5325 Methods I: Differentiation & Exceptionalities (3 cr)
  • AYA5375 Current Issues in Secondary Education (3 cr)
  • AYA5400 Learning Environments (4 cr)
  • AYA5600 Content Knowledge Analysis II (2 cr)
  • AYA5800 Clinical I – Internship (1 cr)
  • AYA6000 Clinical II – Student Teaching (10 cr)
  • RLE5450 Content Literacy (3 cr)

Take one (1) of the following four methods courses:

  • AYA5510 Language Arts Teaching Methods for Secondary Education (2 cr)
  • AYA5520 Math Teaching Methods for Secondary Education (2 cr)
  • AYA5530 Social Studies Teaching Methods for Secondary Education (2 cr)
  • AYA5540 Science Teaching Methods for Secondary Education (2 cr)

 

AYA5000 Introduction to the Teaching Profession (2 cr)

This course introduces candidates to the teaching profession with particular emphasis on the use of inquiry in the classroom, the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA), professional codes of conduct, and the role of professional associations in teachers’ professional development and practice. (Standard 7, Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession)

AYA5100 Foundations of Education (3 cr)

Candidates formulate understandings of historical and contemporary roles of American education. Topics include the changing purposes of schooling, equity, teaching standards, and the nature of knowledge.

AYA5200 Child Development and Learning (4 cr)

This course examines the major developmental, learning, and motivational theories from middle childhood through adolescence and young adulthood. Emphasis is on cognitive, psychosocial and physical development and the significance of such development to learning theory and learning processes. Candidates examine the theoretical foundations about how learning occurs; how students construct knowledge and acquire skills that are applicable to the secondary classroom.

AYA5250 Analysis of Content Knowledge Structures (3 cr)

This course serves as an opportunity to diagnostically assess the depth and breadth of  content knowledge in a standards driven format.

AYA5300 Planning and Assessment for Student Learning (6 cr)

Candidates begin their development as reflective practitioners through the study of the art and science of teaching. Topics include: examination of curriculum models, implementation and differentiation instructional strategies, lesson and unit design and delivery, the integration of technology, the role of local, state, and federal guidelines. In this course candidates also develop an understanding of how assessment and evaluation guide the development and implementation of instruction in high school settings. They study a variety of formative and summative assessments, including teachercreated tests and state-mandated and high stakes standardized tests, and they develop a clear understanding of principles of educational assessment and of applications of assessment in teaching.

AYA5325 Methods I: Differentiation & Exceptionalities (3 cr)

This course serves as an opportunity for students to explore strategies of instruction that meet the needs of diverse learners. The course builds on the knowledge base that has been acquired in the coursework completed in Planning for Instruction.

AYA5375 Current Issues in Secondary Education (3 cr)

A uniquely designed advanced topics course that crosses the academic disciplines. This course is designed for the exploration of specific topics that are not covered in the regularly scheduled program sequence of course work. Course topics include, but are not limited to, Teacher Evaluation; School Law; School Finance; Grant Writing; Interviewing Skills; Unions and Professional Organizations; Substance Abuse; Use of Technology; and Praxis III. Topics will be explored and presented by drawing from readings (especially ASCD material) in current educational and various other professional publications and journals.

AYA5400 Learning Environments (4 cr)

Candidates explore methods of creating learning environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging. Emphasis is on building collaborative approaches to learning and positive communication in classrooms and schools. Candidates develop an understanding of the dynamics of conflict and the procedures for effective intervention with students as well as adults. Focus is on using guidance and problemsolving techniques to encourage positive social interactions and success in learning.

AYA5600 Content Knowledge Analysis II (2 cr)

This course serves as an opportunity to apply the depth and breadth of content knowledge identified for remediation in Content Knowledge Analysis I through effective planning, assessment, and demonstration of instructional strategies.

AYA5800 Clinical I - Internship (1 cr)

Clinical I experience is an internship conducted in the same classroom where teacher candidates will complete their student teaching. During Clinical I, teacher candidates are expected to build rapport with students, develop a professional, mentormentee relationship with their cooperating teacher, and begin to actively assimilate into the culture of the school.

AYA6000 Clinical II – Student Teaching (10 cr)

Clinical II: Student Teaching is the culminating teaching experience for teacher candidates. Student teaching occurs in collaborative public school classrooms with children and/or young adults with exceptionalities (grades K-12). Student teaching provides practical learning experiences for candidates in actual teaching conditions with professional guidance from a mentor teacher.

RLE5450 Content Literacy (3 cr)

This course is designed to provide candidates of all subject areas with the knowledge and skills to integrate the language processes, especially reading and writing, into their instruction. The goal of this course is to promote candidates understanding of the strategies that can be utilized to facilitate a learner’s content within a specific course using both narrative and expository text. Candidates will explore the influences on student’s content area reading development, and the effective assessment of content area reading for gauging student progress and informing instruction.

AYA5510 Language Arts Teaching Methods for Secondary Education (2 cr)

for Secondary Education (2 cr) Candidates examine, design and practice instructional strategies that are the foundation for reflective and effective language arts classroom teaching and learning. Emphasis is on learning to implement the language arts curriculum based on the Ohio Model and its four strands (reading, writing, listening/visual literacy, and oral communication) and upon the candidates’ interests, modalities and styles. The focus is on discussions emanating from readings, demonstrations, and activities. Through these activities, candidates gain experience and understanding about effective teaching methods.

AYA5520 Math Teaching Methods for Secondary Education (2 cr)

Candidates examine, design and practice instructional strategies that are the foundation for reflective and effective mathematics classroom teaching and learning. Emphasis is on learning to implement the mathematics curriculum based on the Ohio Model and upon the students’ interests, modalities and styles. Candidates will gain an understanding of the historical perspective of teaching mathematics and the changes in recent years in mathematics instruction and how these changes will inform their teaching. The focus is on discussions emanating from readings, demonstrations, and activities. Through these activities, candidates gain experience and understanding about effective teaching methods.

AYA5530 Social Studies Teaching Methods for Secondary Education (2 cr)

Candidates examine, design and practice instructional strategies that are the foundation for reflective and effective social studies classroom teaching and learning. Emphasis is on learning to implement the social studies curriculum based on the Ohio Model and upon the students’ interests, modalities and styles. The focus is on discussions emanating from readings, demonstrations, and activities. Through these activities, candidates gain experience and understanding about effective teaching methods.

AYA5540 Science Teaching Methods for Secondary Education (2 cr)

Candidates examine, design and practice instructional strategies that are the foundation for reflective and effective science classroom teaching and learning. This course focuses on the scientific method of inquiry and how scientific knowledge is gained. Science process, inquiry skills, and constructivist methods are examined and demonstrated. The goal of integrating scientific theory into the broad fabric of personal and social experience is demonstrated through classifying, observing, measuring, inferring, communication and experimenting. Discussions will emanate from readings, demonstrations and activities. Through these activities, candidates gain experience and understanding about teaching methods.