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Education: Adolescent/Young Adult

Degree Awarded:  Bachelor of Arts

For students interested in working with children grades 7 -12, the Adolescent / Young Adult major could be the one for you. The Adolescent / Young Adult major provides students with opportunities to develop professional knowledge, skills and dispositions through readings, observations, as well as group projects while on campus and in classrooms within the area.

All students take courses in technology applications, philosophical and historical foundations of education, assessment of student performance and issues of diversity in the classroom. Students develop competency in their teaching style through clinical experiences in classrooms within the areas.

So, whatever your choice, the challenges helping the next generation are richly rewarding.


Teacher candidates who wish to teach in adolescent/young adult (AYA) will pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Adolescent/Young Adult Education. AYA teacher candidates are required to earn one area of concentration. The four areas from which teacher candidates may select their concentrations are math, social studies, life science and reading/language arts. At Lake Erie College, each concentration is a minimum of 40 semester hours of coursework. Those teacher candidates successfully completing the program will receive a license to teach children in grades 7-12 or ages 12-18.

Requirements for this Major:

42 semester credits including:

Education Core (14 SH)

Teaching of Reading Core (3 SH)

AYA Core (9 SH)

Field Experience (4 SH)

Student Teaching for Licensure (12 SH)

Concentration (choose one):

Integrated Language Arts

50 semester credits including:

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

Integrated Mathematics

41 semester credits including:

Integrated Social Studies

48 semester credits including:

And eight semester credits from the following:

And four semester credits from the following:

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

Life Science

52 semester credits including:

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