Major in Adolescent/Young Adult Education BS in Education (Grades 7-12)

The Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Education program at Urbana University helps you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become an outstanding teacher for students in grades 7-12.

In the Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Education program, you’ll learn to inspire greatness in your students. In your classes and field experiences, you’ll combine theory and practical application and complete the requirements to apply for licensure and become a teacher.

Study at Urbana U – Become a High School Teacher

Urbana graduates are in high demand. Many schools offer a secondary education major – but you won’t find a better-connected group of faculty members to mentor you along the way.

Students are individually placed at partner schools for field experiences that are diverse, technology-enhanced and filled with outstanding teachers who are great mentors and role models. Whether you want to teach social studies, language arts or mathematics, Urbana’s program lays the foundation for a successful teaching career.

Earn a High School Teaching Degree and Develop Skills for
Secondary Education

Our adolescent/young adult education major teaches you the fundamentals of middle and high school teaching – and lets you roll up your sleeves and put that knowledge into practice with valuable field experiences.

After graduation and upon acquiring a teaching license, Urbana’s Adolescent/Young Adult Education major prepares you for a teaching career in a public or private school. Or, attend graduate school to expand your marketability into fields such as administration, psychology, or higher education.

Meet Dr. Dean Pond, Dean for the College of Education | Faculty Spotlight 

With 35 years of experience in public education, Dr. Dean Pond has a passion for creating the best teachers possible. As a result, Urbana’s education graduates are in high demand around Ohio.

Program Outcomes

Language Arts

  1. Articulates milestones and variations in student development in the cognitive, physical, linguistic, social, affective, and moral domains and how they impact  student learning.
  2. Understands assessment instruments and practices, the relationship between  assessment and instruction, and how to use assessment data to plan and adapt  effective learning experiences and monitor student progress.
  3. Creates developmentally appropriate learning goals, objectives and strategies in a  safe and inclusive learning environment to ensure the engagement and success

Mathematics

  1. Articulates milestones and variations in student development in the cognitive, physical, linguistic, social, affective, and moral domains and how they impact  student learning.
  2. Understands assessment instruments and practices, the relationship between  assessment and instruction, and how to use assessment data to plan and adapt  effective learning experiences and monitor student progress.
  3. Creates developmentally appropriate learning goals, objectives and strategies in a  safe and inclusive learning environment to ensure the engagement and success of all  students, including students who are English Language Learners and students with exceptionalities.
  4. Defines roles and expectations for professional educators, strategies for  self-reflection and continuous professional growth, and identifies methods to establish  effective partnerships and collaborations with families, colleagues, and the community.
  5. Understand the principles of number sense and operations, patterns, algebra and functions, measurement and geometry, trigonometry and calculus, and statistics, probability and discrete mathematics.

Social Studies

  1. Articulates milestones and variations in student development in the cognitive, physical, linguistic, social, affective, and moral domains and how they impact student learning.
  2. Understands assessment instruments and practices, the relationship between assessment and instruction, and how to use assessment data to plan and adapt  effective learning experiences and monitor student progress.
  3. Creates developmentally appropriate learning goals, objectives and strategies in a safe and inclusive learning environment to ensure the engagement and success of all students, including students who are English Language Learners and students with exceptionalities.
  4. Defines roles and expectations for professional educators, strategies for  self-reflection and continuous professional growth, and identifies methods to establish effective partnerships and collaborations with families, colleagues, and the community.
  5. Understand historical, geographic, and political science, terms, sources, perspective, and research skills.
  6. Understand major developments across world and US history, including government structures, physical features, physical systems, and the interaction between environment and human societies.
  7. Understand basic economics, macroeconomics, and international economics.

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