Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA)

Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA)

Adolescent to Young Adult teachers expand students’ educations by delving deeper into subjects taught in middle and secondary schools, and introducing them to more information about the world.

  • Core curriculum combines theory and practice to prepare you for licensure
  • AYA Education program requires you to complete one of these teaching fields:
    • Integrated Language Arts
    • Integrated Social Studies
    • Integrated Mathematics
    • Science

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • win teaching awards
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

  • The College of Education offers a variety of resources for its students, including:
    • Literacy Center
    • Center for Child Development
    • Center for Urban Education

Real World Experience

  • You will participate in at least 100 hours of field-based experiences in a variety of diverse settings prior to student teaching.
  • The culminating experience for teacher education is student teaching, under the supervision of College of Education faculty and a classroom teacher.

Education Student Organizations

  • Akron Council of Education Students
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children

Sample Curriculum


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