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Adolescent to Young Adult

Adolescent to Young Adult, grades 7-12, licensure program seeks to prepare teachers to work with learners from ages 12 through 21 and grades 7 through 12 in specific curriculum areas.

The program includes course work which addresses:

  • Knowledge of content in the field/area to be taught
  • Knowledge of and skills in instruction and planning
  • Field experience throughout the program
Students may choose from one of four teaching fields:

  • Integrated Language Arts
  • Integrated Mathematics
  • Integrated Social Studies
  • Life Sciences
For more information please contact: 
Mary Jo Cherry
440 646 8147
mcherry@ursuline.edu

Course Descriptions


EDA 300 Visual Arts Methods - Adolescent to Young Adult (2)
A study of curriculum with an emphasis on the practical application of principles of instruction on unit and lesson planning specific to the design of visual arts instruction at the secondary level. Students plan a unit based on the Ohio Standards, deliver lessons in both school and micro-teaching contexts, and apply principles of measurement and evaluation to the design of a variety of assessment instruments. Principles are introduced by college faculty on campus, and field work involves instruction in and application of current practices in schools by cooperating teachers. Requires additional hours of field experience in an AYA placement.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210, 220

EDA 301 Integrated Mathematics Methods (3)
The course is designed for one seeking adolescence to young adult licensure in Integrated Mathematics in the State of Ohio. The teacher candidate will study criteria for effective mathematics instruction, review principles of adolescent development, consider the components of effective high schools, apply both Ohio's Academic Content Standards for Mathematics and NCTM Standards to the writing of lesson plans and constructing of an integrated unit, read and discuss questions posed in text, review journal articles relating to mathematics education, and reflect on her/his personal philosophy of the value and purpose of mathematics education. Includes additional hours of field-based experience during which time the student will be required to teach, conduct focused observations, and assist the cooperating teacher with her/his duties. A preliminary knowledge of technology is an expectation.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210

EDA 302 Integrated Science Methods (3)
The course is designed for one seeking adolescence to young adult licensure in Life Science in the State of Ohio. The teacher candidate will study criteria for effective science instruction, review principles of adolescent development, consider the components of effective high schools, apply both Ohio's Academic Content Standards for Science and NSTA Standards to the writing of lesson plans and constructing of an integrated unit, read and discuss questions posed in text, review journal articles relating to science education, and reflect on her/his personal philosophy of the value and purpose of science education. Includes additional hours of field-based experience during which time the student will be required to teach, conduct focused observations and assist the cooperating teacher with her/his duties. A preliminary knowledge of technology is an expectation.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210

EDA 303 Integrated Social Studies Methods (3)
The course is designed for one seeking adolescence to young adult licensure in Integrated Social Studies in the State of Ohio. The teacher candidate will study criteria for effective social studies instruction, review principles of adolescent development, consider the components of effective high schools, apply both Ohio's Academic Content Standards for Social Studies and NCSS Standards to the writing of lesson plans and constructing of an integrated unit, read and discuss questions posed in text, review journal articles relating to social studies education, and reflect on her/his personal philosophy of the value and purpose of social studies education. Includes additional hours of field-based experience during which time the student will be required to teach, conduct focused observations, and assist the cooperating teacher with her/his duties. A preliminary knowledge of technology is an expectation.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210

EDA 304 Integrated Language Arts (3)
The course is designed for one seeking adolescence to young adult licensure in Integrated Language Arts in the State of Ohio. The teacher candidate will study criteria for effective language arts instruction, review principles of adolescent development, consider the components of effective high schools, apply both Ohio's Academic Content Standards for Language Arts and NCTE Standards to the writing of lesson plans and constructing of an integrated unit, read and discuss questions posed in text, review journal articles relating to language arts education, and reflect on her/his personal philosophy of the value and purpose of language arts education. Includes additional hours of field-based experience during which time the student will be required to teach, conduct focused observations, and assist the cooperating teacher with her/his duties. A preliminary knowledge of technology is an expectation.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210

EDA 310 Reading & Literacy - Adolescence to Young Adult (3)
Introduction to principles that govern students' literacy development. Students are introduced to foundational theories of both reading and writing and to the reading/writing connection. "New" literacies, such as computer and media, are also introduced as they can be applied to classroom skills necessary to teach. Instruction emphasizes practical applications of theory to secondary school students' learning. Requires additional hours of field experiences.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210, 220

EDA 440 Student Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult (12)
For 16 weeks the students engage in a variety of activities related to secondary schools' organization and the teaching-learning process at this level. The students incrementally assume more responsibility until they successfully undertake the full teaching load of their master teacher under the supervision of a college supervisor.
Prerequisites: Completion of professional sequence and content area requirements

EDA 442 Student Teaching: Multi-Age (12)
Student teaching for Multi-age Visual Arts license seekers entails a 16-week experience with the first 8 in an elementary setting and the final 8 in a secondary setting. In each setting, students begin by observing and then are mentored into taking over the entire teaching load at each site. They are supervised by an appropriately certified or licensed cooperating teacher and a college supervisor.
Prerequisites: Completion of professional sequence and content area requirements



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