Adolescent and Young Adult Education (4 to 5 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree Overview
The market for talented middle and high school educators is strong. It is expected to grow through the next decade as teachers retire and the student population increases.
The University of Toledo’s accredited program in adolescent and young adult education prepares students to teach language arts, mathematics, science or social studies in grades 7 to 12.
UToledo undergraduates focus on core education classes in their content areas during their first two years. As juniors, they begin their professional education sequences — courses in teaching methods and two year-long experiences in local classrooms.
Adolescent and Young Adult Education Bachelor’s Degree Concentrations
- English language arts
- Social studies
- Sciences (chemistry, physics, life science, earth and space science or integrated science)
Adolescent and Young Adult Education (4 to 5 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- UT offers more time in the field than other education programs. We require education majors to spend four semesters in local schools. Our students work with outstanding teachers and gain real-world experience.
- Focus on STEM education. Demand is high in Ohio and other states for STEM teachers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). UToledo is a leader in preparing teachers in science and math, thanks to our partnerships, grants and faculty research.
- Experience in urban and diverse settings. UT is located in the city and partners with Toledo-area schools. Our students work and observe in a variety of classrooms. They take course work centered around the unique needs of today's students.
- The latest educational technology. The on-campus Carver Center is a unique, valuable resource for education majors. Staff teaches students how to use classroom technology and provides equipment and services students can use in the field.
- Master's, education specialist and PhD programs. These upper-level programs draw high-caliber faculty and resources to UT.
- Accreditation. The Judith Herb College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Licensure programs in each concentration also are nationally accredited.
UToledo education majors are sought by employers who know our students get more practical experience in the field than students from other universities. Schools come to UT each year to interview students at our annual UTeach Job Fair.
Graduates are prepared to teach in junior high or high schools from day one. They are skilled in classroom management, inquiry-based learning, integrated technology and evidence-based strategies.
Almost all UToledo education majors pass the licensure exam to teach in Ohio. Most states have reciprocity agreements with Ohio.
Adolescent and Young Adult Education (4 to 5 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
Adolescent and Young Adult Education Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- Advanced Methods of Teaching AYA
- Classroom Assessment
- Student Teaching
Internship Opportunities for Adolescent and Young Adult Education (4 to 5 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree
The Judith Herb College of Education partners with more than 150 area pre-K-12 schools to provide in-depth field placements.
UToledo education majors have two year-long experiences, working with students and outstanding teachers in local classrooms. During their junior years, students teach two lessons in the fall and two mini-units in the spring. These experiences allow students to plan, teach, assess and reflect well before the typical student-teaching experience of the senior year.