Program Requirements

Hours: 45-46

The Teaching major with a Concentration in Adolescent to Young Adult Education is offered to students who hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in teaching in grades 7-12.  All candidates for AYA licensure must have a subject area concentration for the subject to be taught. This is usually equivalent to an undergraduate degree with a major in the subject area to be taught. The Mount offers licensure programs in the following subject content areas: Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science, and Integrated Social Studies.  Students are eligible for an adolescent to young adult resident educator license in their respective subject area when they successfully complete the program.

Required content courses are undergraduate level and may be taken as part of the candidate's baccalaureate degree or may be taken concurrently while participating in the graduate level licensure program.


EDU 500Statistics and Research (3)

EDU 501Educational Psychology (3)

EDU 600Integrative Project (1)

EDU 602Ethics for Educators (3)


AYA 533Adol/Young Adult Practicum (2-3)

AYA 550Nature and Needs of Adolescents (3)

EDU 644Graduate Student Teaching (6)

EDU 502Measurement & Evaluation (3)

EDU 504Behav Mgmt/Classroom Org (3)

EDU 517Technology in the Instructional Process (3)

EDU 601Differentiated Instruction for Inclusive Settings Mild to Moderate (3)

AYA 670AYA Curriculum Methods: Teaching to Standards (3)

RDG 511Content Area Reading (3)

SED 515Human Exceptionalities Across the Lifespan (3)

Select the methods course that corresponds to your content area:

MTH 503Methods of Teaching Mathematics (3)

EDU 556Methods of Teaching Language Arts (3)

EDU 558Methods of Teaching Social Studies (3)

EDU 559Methods of Teaching Sciences (3)

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***