Program Requirements

Hours: 59 + Chosen License Content Area (see below)*

Corequisite: Bachelor's Degree in the primary content area

Prerequisites for Licensure (16 hours)

COM 100Spoken Word (3) C

ENG 101Written Word (3) C

EDU 190Introduction to the Educational Profession (1)

PSY 103Introduction to Psychology (3) S/CEP

SOC 103Our Social World (3) S/CS

Choose a discipline specific mathematics class in the core curriculum (3) MA

Major Courses (19 hours)

AYA 345Intro to Secondary Education (3)

AYA 333Adol/Young Adult Practicum (1)

AYA 334Adol/Young Adult Practicum II (2)

AYA 444AYA Student Teaching Capstone (10) CAP

Choose one Methods Course, according to content:

EDU 383Methods of Teaching Science (3)

EDU 384Methods of Teach Social Studies (3)

EDU 386Methods of Teach Language Arts (3)

MTH 355Methods of Math Educators (3)

Cognate Courses - 24 hours

EDU 207Educational Theory & Reflective Teaching (3)

EDU 255Foundation, Policy, and Professional Practice (3)

EDU 305Educational Assessment (3)

EDU 217Technology in the Instructional Process (2)

EDU 356Classroom Mgmt & Organization (3)

RDG 311Content Area Reading (3)

SED 215Human Exceptionalities (3)

SED 215SService Learning: Human Exceptionalities (1) EXP

SED 340Teaching in an Inclusive Setting (3)

*AYA Licensure in Biology/Life Science – 53 hours

BIO 111Principles of Biology I (4) N/CN

BIO 111APrinciples of Biology I (LAB) (0) N/CN

BIO 112Principles of Biology II (4) N

BIO 201Anatomy & Physiology I (4) N

BIO 201AHuman Anatomy & Physiology (LAB) (0) N

Choose One w/lab co-requisite:

BIO 202Anatomy & Physiology II (4) N

BIO 202AHuman Anatomy & Physiology II (LAB) (0) N

BIO 203Embryology (4) N

BIO 203AEmbryology (LAB) (0) N

Choose one:

BIO 305Microbiology (4) N

BIO 305AMicro (LAB) (0) N

BIO 310Cell Biology (4) N

BIO 310ACell Biology (LAB) (0) N

BIO 315Ecology (4) N

BIO 315AEcology (LAB) (0) N

BIO 320Genetics (4) N

BIO 320AGenetics (LAB) (0) N

BIO 330Evolution (4) N

BIO 330AEvolution (LAB) (0) N

BIO elective  any of the above BIO courses listed as an option (3-4)

BIO 401Biology Capstone (1) CAP

CHE 111General Chemistry I (3) N/CN

CHE 111AGeneral Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N/CN

CHE 112General Chemistry II (3) N/CN

CHE 112AGeneral Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N/CN

CHE 211Organic Chemistry I (3) N

CHE 211AOrganic Chem I (LAB) (1) N

CHE 212Organic Chemistry II (3) N

CHE 212AOrganic Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N

GEO 115Earth Science (L/L) (4) N/CN

PHY 201General Physics I (3) N

PHY 201AGen Physics I (LAB) (1) N

*AYA Licensure in Chemistry - 58 hours

BIO 111Principles of Biology I (4) N/CN

BIO 111APrinciples of Biology I (LAB) (0) N/CN

CHE 111General Chemistry I (3) N/CN

CHE 111AGeneral Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N/CN

CHE 112General Chemistry II (3) N/CN

CHE 112AGeneral Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N/CN

CHE 211Organic Chemistry I (3) N

CHE 211AOrganic Chem I (LAB) (1) N

CHE 212Organic Chemistry II (3) N

CHE 212AOrganic Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N

CHE 314Intermediate Analytical Chem (3) N

CHE 314AIntermediate Analy Chem (LAB) (1) N

CHE 325Biochemistry I (3) N

CHE 325ABiochemistry I (LAB) (1) N

or

CHE 326Biochemistry II (3) N

CHE 326ABiochemistry II (LAB) (1) N

CHE 350Physical Chemistry I (3) N

CHE 350APhysical Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N

MTH 193Calculus I (4) MA/CMA

MTH 194Calculus II (4) MA/CMA

PHY 201General Physics I (3) N

PHY 201AGen Physics I (LAB) (1) N

PHY 202General Physics II (3) N

PHY 202AGen Physics II (LAB) (1) N

Choose 12 hours from following (must include 4 hours of Chemistry):

CHE 315Instrumental Analysis (3) N

CHE 315AInstru Analysis (LAB) (1) N

CHE 325Biochemistry I (3) N

CHE 325ABiochemistry I (LAB) (1) N

or

CHE 326Biochemistry II (3) N

CHE 326ABiochemistry II (LAB) (1) N

CHE 355Physical Chemistry II (3) N

CHE 355APhys Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N

CHE 360Intermediate Inorganic Chem (3) N

CHE 360AInt Inorganic (LAB) (1) N

BIO 305Microbiology (4) N

BIO 305AMicro (LAB) (0) N

BIO 310Cell Biology (4) N

BIO 310ACell Biology (LAB) (0) N

BIO 320Genetics (4) N

*AYA Licensure in Integrated Language Arts – 42 hours

SPEAKING - 3 hours

COM 320Advanced Oral Communication (3) LAS

WRITING - 6 hours

ENG 300Advanced Composition (3) LAS

Choose one:

ENG 370Creative Writing: Poetry (3) LAS

ENG 372Creative Writing: Fiction (3) LAS

COM 388Feature Writing (3) LAS

MEDIA - 6 hours

COM 201New Media, Culture & Society (3) LAS

COM 202Intro to Communication Theory (3) LAS

COM 211New Media Theory (3)

COM 220Visual Communication (3)

ANCIENT - 3 hours

ENG 142The Medieval Quest: The Hero's Journey (3) L/CL

ENG 273The Classical World (3) LAS

RENAISSANCE - 3 hours

ENG 360The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare's Major Works (3) L/CL

NINETEENTH CENTURY - 3 hours

ENG 160Apes, Angels & Victorians: A Survey of the Victorian Period (3) L/CL

ENG 162Murder Most Foul: Detectives in 19th Cent. British Literature (3) L/CL

ENG 26019th-Century American Thought in Prose (3) L/CL/H/CH

or

HIS 26019th Century American Thought In Prose (3) L/CL/H/CH

ENG 262I Was Crazy Once:Impaired Mind in Lit (3) L/CL

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY - 6 hours

(ENG 173 recommended)

ENG 140Survey of Women Writers (3) L

ENG 171Sports in Literature (3) L/CL

ENG 17320 Voices, 20 Countries: World Poetry (3) L

ENG 174Meet Me at the Theatre: Mod & Contemp American Drama (3) L/CL

ENG 175Modern Short Fiction (3) L/CL

ENG 176Modern Novel (3) L/CL

ENG 206State of the Unions:20th Century British and American Drama (3) L/CL

ENG 223Cincinnati Authors (3) L/CL

ENG 275A History of Violence: Survey of 20th-Cent British Literature (3) L/CL

ENG 276The 20th-Century Graphic Novel (3) L/CL

ENG 277Dollars & Sense: Materialism in 20th-Century American Fiction (3) L/CL

ENG 278The End of the World as We Know It: Fiction After 9/11 (3) L/CL

ENG 279Killing the Angel in the House: 20th-Cent Brit Women Novelists (3) L/CL

ENG 376Novels Without Borders (3) L/CL

ELECTIVES - 12 hours

Choose four courses from any literature course listed above or these special topic courses or any LIB 300 Level course(maximum 3 courses towards the required four, excluding LIB 396)

ENG 245African-American Writers (3) L/CL

ENG 280In Their Own Voices: American Autobiography,Letters,Memoirs (3) L/CL

*AYA Licensure in Integrated Math — 48 hours

IDS 209Mathematics Through the Ages (3) IDS

MTH 193Calculus I (4) MA/CMA

MTH 194Calculus II (4) MA/CMA

MTH 195Introduction to Math Computing (3)

MTH 220Discrete Mathematics (3) MA

MTH 255Introduction to Linear Algebra (3) MA

MTH 293Calculus III (4) MA/CMA

MTH 301Mathematical Modeling (3) MA

MTH 355Methods of Math Educators (3)

MTH 305College Geometry (3) MA

MTH 315Number Theory (3) MA

MTH 320Probability/Statistics (4) MA

MTH 328Technology for Math Educators (3)

MTH 361Abstract Algebra (3) MA

MTH 400Senior Research (1)

AYA Licensure in Integrated Science – 81 hours

CHE 111General Chemistry I (3) N/CN

CHE 111AGeneral Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N/CN

CHE 112General Chemistry II (3) N/CN

CHE 112AGeneral Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N/CN

CHE 211Organic Chemistry I (3) N

CHE 211AOrganic Chem I (LAB) (1) N

CHE 212Organic Chemistry II (3) N

CHE 212AOrganic Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N

CHE 314Intermediate Analytical Chem (3) N

CHE 314AIntermediate Analy Chem (LAB) (1) N

CHE 325Biochemistry I (3) N

CHE 325ABiochemistry I (LAB) (1) N

or

CHE 326Biochemistry II (3) N

CHE 326ABiochemistry II (LAB) (1) N

BIO 401Biology Capstone (1) CAP

or

CHE 400Chemistry Seminar & Capstone (1) CAP

BIO 111Principles of Biology I (4) N/CN

BIO 112Principles of Biology II (4) N

BIO 305Microbiology (4) N

BIO 305AMicro (LAB) (0) N

or

BIO 310Cell Biology (4) N

BIO 310ACell Biology (LAB) (0) N

BIO 315Ecology (4) N

BIO 315AEcology (LAB) (0) N

BIO 320Genetics (4) N

GEO 115Earth Science (L/L) (4) N/CN

GEO 135Environmental Geology (L/L) (4) N/CN

GEO  Elective (4)
GEO  Elective (4)
GEO  Elective (4)

PHY 130Astronomy Lecture & LAB (4) N/CN

OR  
PHY  Elective (4)

PHY 201General Physics I (3) N

PHY 201AGen Physics I (LAB) (1) N

PHY 202General Physics II (3) N

PHY 202AGen Physics II (LAB) (1) N

OR  
PHY  Elective (4)

*AYA Licensure in Integrated Social Studies - 42 hours

HIS 109U.S. History to 1877 (3) H/CH

HIS 110U.S. History Since 1877 (3) H/CH

Choose one 200-300 level American History course (3)

Select two courses from the following or equivalents

HIS 107European Civilization to 1500 (3) H/CH

HIS 108European Civilization Since 1500 (3) H/CH

HIS  200-300 level European History courses (3)

Six hours in Non-Western History

HIS 105World Civilization to 1500 (3) H/CH

HIS 106World Civilization Since 1500 (3) H/CH

Six hours in Political Science

PSC 201American National Government (3) S

PSC 335International Politics (3) S

Fifteen hours in other Social Science Courses

ECO 201Economic Issues (3) S

or

ECO 211Principles of Macroeconomics (3) S

GEG 202World Regional Geography (3) S

PSY 103Introduction to Psychology (3) S/CEP

SOC 103Our Social World (3) S/CS

SOC 202Race, Class, Gender (3) S

Program Outcomes

Teacher Competencies

The School of Education has developed the following five teacher competencies describing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that each teacher candidate will have upon completion of any licensure program.

  1.  Content knowledge  - The candidate articulates accurate subject matter and applies that knowledge in planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  2.  Learner characteristics - The candidate incorporates knowledge of how students learn and how diverse experiences affect learning when planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  3.  Instructional strategies - The candidate applies a variety of scientifically-based, data-driven instructional strategies based on learning goals, assesses student's progress toward these goals, and differentiates instruction   based on students’ needs and assessment results.
  4.  Learning Environment - The candidate creates and manages a learning environment that encourages active, engaged learning and respect for others.
  5.  Professional responsibilities - The candidate engages in reflective practice, promotes collaboration among peers, families, and communities, and takes on opportunities for professional development.