May 18, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Adolescent-to-Young-Adult - ME

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Degree Title and Name: Master of Education in Adolescent-to-Young Adult

Program Name and Number:

  • Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Physical Science - Physics & Chemistry – ME6895
  • Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Life Science – ME6861
  • Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Earth/Space Science – ME6862
  • Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Integrated Language Arts – ME6866
  • Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Integrated Mathematics – ME6867
  • Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Integrated Social Studies – ME6868
  • Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Integrated Science – ME6869
  • Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Art Education – ME6365
  • Adolescent-to-Young-Adult Family & Consumer Science – ME6182

Department/Unit: Department of Teacher Education

Delivery Mode:  Athens Campus

Term(s) of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview: The AYA program prepares subject specific secondary teachers (grades 7-12) with licensure in Earth/Space Science, Integrated Language Arts, and Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science, Integrated Social Studies, Life Science, and Physical Science. The AYA program is nationally recognized by the National Council for Teachers of English, the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the National Science Teachers Association.

The AYA program offers a research-based dynamic curriculum focusing on the development of professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Program faculty members bring expertise in their disciplines as well as experience working in K-12 schools. Faculty members are committed to student success and collaborate with colleagues in the College of Arts and Science and other stakeholders to ensure program rigor and responsiveness to state, local, and national initiatives. AYA program students enjoy the opportunity to become members in student chapters of disciplinary professional organizations.

A key feature of the AYA program is its yearlong clinical culminating in a professional internship and a Master’s research project. The AYA Master’s program can be completed in 3 academic terms if students (a) begin their program of study during the summer academic term, (b) follow a prescribed sequence of courses, and (c) submit official documentation demonstrating they have successfully passed the required content exam of the Assessment for Ohio Educators. Students who enter the program in fall or spring semester or who must meet additional content knowledge requirements may require more than 4 semesters to successfully complete the Master’s program.

Program Learning Outcomes: The AYA program is designed to prepare beginning teachers, who develop:

  • A strong foundation in the subject matter and the ability to demonstrate the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) they teach
  • An understanding of how children and youth learn, develop and engage with subject matter and with each other
  • Equitable and inclusive teaching and assessment practices that are responsive to diverse learners, communities, and a global society
  • The ability to work within and across a range of community and professional contexts
  • A disposition and skills to critically reflect on and learn from their practice
  • A strong sense of agency and the capacity to become leaders in their field

Opportunities for Graduates: AYA Master’s program students are eligible to apply for a teaching license in the State of Ohio once they successfully complete the courses listed on their program of study, the required Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure examinations, and the Professional Internship in Teaching. AYA program graduates enjoy a career teaching language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies in middle and high schools in Ohio and around the nation. Many additionally serve as curriculum specialists for their discipline.

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Graduation Requirements:  
The following requirements must be satisfied to graduate:

  1. Complete 45-48 credit hours in 13-14 courses as follows, with no grade below a “C” (course names listed below)
    • Research: EDTE 6940 and EDTE 6670
    • Curriculum and Instruction: EDCT 5011, EDSP 5700, EDTE 5100, EDTE 5260, EDTE 5600, EDTE 6160
    • Content-specific Pedagogy, select one of the following options by program: ENG 5510/5911 or ENG 520/5912; MATH 5100; EDTE 6980; EDTE 6931; CONS 5900 and RHT 5340; ART 5620
    • Professional Internship: EDPL 5620, EDPL 5630, EDPL 5650, EDPL 6920
  2. Thesis requirement: Master’s Research Project or Thesis
  3. Qualifying exam: No
  4. Comprehensive exam: No
  5. Expected time to degree if studying fulltime: 3 academic terms

List of Required Courses

  1. EDTE 6940 - Master’s Research Project (3)
  2. EDTE 6670 - Teacher as Action Researcher (3)
  3. EDCT 5011 - Technological Applications in Education (3)
  4. EDSP 5700 - Nature and Needs of Persons with Exceptionalities (3)
  5. EDTE 5100 - Principles of Curriculum (3)
  6. EDTE 5260 - Secondary Reading Instruction and English Language Learners (3)
  7. EDTE 5600 - Advanced Studies of Children and Adolescents (3)
  8. EDTE 6160 - Managing and Monitoring Student Learning (3)
  9. EDPL 5620 - Professional Internship (6)
  10. EDPL 5630 - Professional Internship (6)
  11. EDPL 5650 - Professional Internship Seminar (3)
  12. EDPL 6920 - Internship: Theory into Practice (3)
  13. One of the following methods courses, depending on the area of licensure
    • Integrated Language Arts: ENG 5510/5911 - Teaching Language and Composition/Field Experience OR ENG 5520/5912 - Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools/Field Experience
    • Integrated Mathematics: MATH 5100 - Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary School (3)
    • Integrated Social Studies: EDTE 6980 - Introduction to Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3)
    • Integrated Science: EDTE 6931 - Methods for Teaching Earth/Life/ and Physical Science (3)
    • Family and Consumer Sciences: CONS 5900 - Special Topics in Human and Consumer Sciences Education General AND RHT 5340 - Introduction Food Production: Hospitality
    • Art Education: ART 5620 - Methods for Teaching Art (3)

Culminating Experience: There is no comprehensive or qualifying exam. The capstone experience consists of a thesis or masters research project. For both options, students engage in educational research focused on the application of principles and practices acquired in the program.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants whose qualifications satisfy all the following elements are reviewed for admission to the Master of Education in Adolescent-to-Young Adult program:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in an accredited program in a program related to the area of licensure
  2. GPA 3.0 or higher
  3. GRE quantitative reasoning score of 290 or higher (verbal and quantitative combined)

The application requires three letters of recommendation, an autobiography, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate when applicable), and an academic writing sample. Transfer credit may be considered.

International Students: This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.

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