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.

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.

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.

Integrated Mathematics 

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