Adolescence to Young Adult Education (AYA)

About our program

The Department of Teacher Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Education and Health Sciences in Adolescence to Young Adult Education. The program meets all requirements for a state of Ohio license to teach learners ages 12-21 and grades 7-12. A student has three options to meet the program requirements for adolescence to young adult (AYA) licensure: 1) BSE with a major in AYA education; 2) BSE with a major in AYA education and an additional major in the College of Arts and Sciences; 3) BSE with a major in AYA education and a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (dual degree).

A student in the AYA education program is required to have a single comprehensive teaching field. The number of semester hours to complete the teaching field requirements varies across programs. A student must meet all academic and competency requirements in order to continue in the program, to student teach and be recommended for licensure. In addition, all field and clinical experiences must be successfully completed. Students are expected to have completed all of the teaching concentration courses prior to student teaching; exceptions must be approved by a faculty adviser.  In order for the University of Dayton to approve the state of Ohio teaching license application, applicants must have on file in the SEHS dean's office passing scores on the state of Ohio licensure tests.

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Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall 680 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966

937-229-3330 

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