1. School of Education
  2. Adolescent-Young Adult Education

Adolescent-Young Adult Education| Major

Professionalism, knowledge, collaboration, reflection, and a commitment to diversity and the development of all students.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts

Performance and Experience

Education programs are performance based with a focus on field and clinical experiences that provide teacher candidates with opportunities to develop into professional practitioners. Teacher candidates are expected to display dispositional behaviors that demonstrate a commitment to helping children grow and develop a love for learning.  Through a liberal arts foundation, teacher candidates acquire a broad based repertoire of knowledge, critical thinking skills and the dispositions they need to help their students to become lifelong learners.

General Requirements for Admission into Education

Teacher candidates entering all education programs must have a 2.7 GPA in CORE courses. Students are expected to earn a C or better in the following courses: College Algebra or Theory of Mathematics for Education I and II, General Psychology, Public Speaking and English.

Complete details about the educational programs can be found in the Teacher Education Handbook which is given to new students in EDC 201 Foundations of Education. Admission to and retention in the education programs are selective and subject to criteria spelled out in the handbook. Transfer students must meet with the Dean or an advisor to plan for admission to the program during their first semester on campus. All Education majors are required to maintain a 2.7 cumulative grade point average to graduate.

NOTE: Although student teaching is not a requirement for graduation, it is mandated for licensure in all areas. Because of the state requirements for licensure, Lake Erie College education students may sometimes complete more than the 120 minimum required credit hours.

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to complete 25 semester credits including:

Education Core (12 SH)

  • EDC 201 Foundations of Education (3 SH)

  • EDC 230 Educational Psychology (3 SH)

  • EDC 330 Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (3 SH)

  • EDC 340 Educational Media and Technology (3 SH)

AYA Core (12 SH)

  • EDA 310 The Pre-Adolescent / Adolescent Learner (3 SH)

  • EDA 331 Planning for Instruction (3 SH)

  • EDA 401 Content Specific Methods (3 SH)

  • EDA 316 Literacy in the Content Areas (3 SH)

Field Experience (6 SH)

  • EDC 212 Field Exploration (2 SH)

  • EDC 312 Field Experience (2 SH)

  • EC 412 Field Experience II (2 SH)

For Teaching Licensure Option (12 SH)

  • EDA 444 Student Teaching: Adolescent / Young Adult (12 SH)

AYA Concentration Areas

AYA teacher candidates are required to earn one area of concentration. The three areas from which teacher candidates may select their concentrations are math, social studies, and English language arts.

Integrated Social Studies Concentration

The AYA (Adolescent/Young Adult) licensure program prepares teachers for the 7th-12th grade classroom, specific to the teaching History, Civics, and Economics.

Requires 39-41 semester credits including:
  • EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 SH)

  • EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 SH)

  • HI 105 American History I: Colonial Times to 1877 (3 SH)

  • HI 106 American History II: 1877 to the Present (3 SH)

  • PO 110 American National Government (3 SH)

  • PO 205 State and Local Government (3 SH)

  • PO 212 Comparative Politics (3 SH)

  • SO 111 Introduction to Sociology (3 SH)

Including Social Studies Concentration Group 1, Six Semester Credits from the following:

  • HI 125 Modern World History (3 SH)

  • HI 132 Western Civilization I: Beginnings to 1400 (3 SH)

  • HI 138 Western Civilization II: 1400 to 1815 (3 SH)

Including Social Studies Concentration Group 2, Three Semester Credits from the following:

  • GE 101 Introduction to Geography (3 SH)

  • GE 200 World Geography (3 SH)

And two courses at the 300-level or above (6-8 SH) in the following disciplines: Economics (EC), History (HI), Political Science (PO) or Psychology (PS).

Language Arts Concentration 

The AYA (Adolescent/Young Adult) English Language Arts licensure program prepares teachers for 7th-12th grade classrooms, specific to the teaching of English.

This includes 39 Semester Credits Including
  • CM 105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 SH)

  • CM 241 Mass Media (3 SH)

  • EN 101 Principles of Composition and Research (3 SH)

  • EN 140 Principles of Critical Analysis (3 SH)

  • EN 201 Advanced College Writing (3 SH)

  • EN 220 Major British Writers (3 SH)

  • EN 221 Major American Writers (3 SH)

  • EN 305 Composition Theory (3 SH)

  • EN 306 Linguistics (3 SH)

  • EN 210 Journalistic Essay (3 SH)

  • EN 342 Studies in Shakespeare (3 SH)

  • and one additional course at the 300-level or above in the English (EN) discipline

Integrated Mathematics 

The AYA (Adolescent/Young Adult) Integrated Mathematics licensure program prepares teachers for 7th-12th grade classrooms, specific to the teaching of mathematics.

Required 43 semester credits including
  • MT 207 Probability and Statistics (3 SH)

  • MT 209 Discrete Mathematics (3 SH)

  • MT 210 Calculus and Analytics Geometry I (5 SH)

  • MT 211 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II (4 SH)

  • MT 213 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III (4 SH)

  • MT 301 Modern Geometry (3 SH)

  • MT 303 The History of Mathematics (3 SH)

  • MT 309 Differential Equations (3 SH)

  • MT 311 Intermediate Analysis I (3 SH)

  • MT 324 Modern Abstract Algebra (3 SH)

  • MT 401 Senior Research (2 SH)

and AYA Math Group 1 - 4 Semester Credits from the following:

  • MT 330 Numerical Methods (3 SH)

  • MT 370 Special Topics in Mathematics (3 SH)