Adolescent and Young Adult Education Bachelor's Degree Overview
Do you remember a teacher who has influenced your life in some way? You can return the favor by majoring in secondary/adolescence to young adult education and change the lives of young adults, ages 12–21. Students with high energy and a passion for life learn the skills needed to make a difference in adolescents’ lives and their families through teaching.
UT’s academic preparation in the arts and sciences is directly linked to the professional preparation for teaching. Students graduate with two degrees, one in education and one in the arts and sciences major that they will teach in grades 7–12 for integrated social studies and integrated mathematics. Students who choose integrated language arts or science can choose the dual or single degree option. In addition, UT’s program explores critical issues like literacy, technology and multicultural perspectives.
Student teaching gives students the chance to work with outstanding teachers and gain real-world experience by actually teaching in a classroom. After earning their bachelor degree(s), students are eligible for initial teacher licensure in the state of Ohio.
What to expect when you graduate
The need for talented secondary/adolescence to young adult education teachers is strong and is expected to increase through the next decade, because of the increasing population of school-aged kids and significant numbers of teachers retiring. Students who graduate with two degrees maximize career options and opportunities for future graduate work.
College of Education Highlights
- Four years to complete all bachelor's degree programs - Once students start as education majors, they can finish any program within four years.
- More field placements - Our college gives students several field placements in different settings and schools before they start student-teaching. This means they are better prepared for the classroom.
- Focus on math and science education - Much of the demand in Ohio and other states is for teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Thanks to our partnerships, grants and faculty research, we are a leader in these areas of teacher preparation.
- Better preparation for teaching in urban and diverse settings - Thanks to our close partnerships with Toledo area schools, our students get experience and coursework centered around the unique needs of today's students.
- Master's, education specialist and Ph.D. programs - Our undergraduate students benefit from the high-caliber faculty and resources that are attracted by these upper-level programs.
- 2+2 completion program for Early Childhood - We offer a program for individuals with an associate's degree working in a day care to earn their bachelor's degree within two years, completely online.
Adolescent and Young Adult Education Bachelor's Degree Curriculum