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 School 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

Single Fields with Licensure

Dual Science Fields with Licensure

PK-12 Multi-Age Licensure

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For More Information:

School of Education Academic Programs

Contact: Kim Beyer

Career Opportunities

A degree in Adolescent to Young Adult paves the way to teach in middle and secondary schools, and to specialize in a particular area of interest, such as mathematics, science, social studies or language arts.

Career Services

Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.