Adolescent to Young Adult Education (7-12)

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The Adolescent 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 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.

Learn About Teaching Language Arts, Science, Math and More

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.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Dean Pond

Dean for the College of Arts, Sciences and Education

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.

Careers

Develop Teaching 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 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.

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 excep

  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 excepti

  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.

Undergraduate Studies Admission Requirements

Each applicant seeking admission to Urbana University is individually evaluated. Factors considered are past academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and any additional evidence supporting the prospect of academic success.

To qualify for admission, applicants seeking an associate’s or bachelor’s degree must present evidence of high school completion and a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, in the form of a high school diploma or GED. Careful consideration is given to the applicant’s academic record to include the curriculum, courses, and/or state mandated graduation tests.

Satisfactory completion of a college preparatory curriculum is expected, which includes a minimum of four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two units of social science, one additional unit in English, mathematics or science, and four additional elective units, for a total of 16 or more units. Should the applicant’s preparation differ from the recommendation above, the applicant may be asked to supply additional information for review.

Results from standardized testing (either ACT or SAT) are required for those under 21 years of age. Students who wish to apply for admission, but do not meet the minimum ACT score or high school cumulative GPA requirements listed below, may request consideration by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements/Materials:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official high school transcript with a required minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Standardized test results (if younger than 21 years old)
    • Minimum ACT score: 17
    • Minimum SAT score: 830

At any time the University may require an applicant to meet with the Admissions Committee to address questions that arise in the application review process. If an applicant requests transfer credit, official transcripts from any other regionally accredited institution are required.

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