2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adolescent to Young Adult Education, Integrated Language Arts Licensure

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

Program Description

Why choose the Adolscence to Young Adult, Integrated Language Arts Program?

The AYA:ILA graduate licensure program offers multiple courses in which candidates learn to teach all aspects of the English language arts while earning a Master of Education degree and eligibility for licensure.  The program also integrates coursework with extensive school internship hours, culminating in an academic year long field experience and full-time student teaching. Applicants to the graduate program must have a bachelor’s degree, meet content requirements, pass state required content area licensure examinations, and meet all admission requirements.

Upon successfully completing the licensure portion of the program and passing licensure exams, candidates are eligible for an Ohio Adolescence to Young Adult Resident Educator License in Integrated Language Arts.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and C or better in undergradute prerequisite foundational education courses, preliminary field experiences, and ILA content courses.
  • GRE scores at or above the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation standards  Verbal Reasoning 150.75, Quantitative Reasoning 152.75, Analytical Writing 3.74
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Passing score on the Dispositional Assessment: Candidate Disposition Inventory (CDI) from ED 2650 and ED 2750 
  • Passing score on the Ohio Assessments for Educators content exam for Integrated Language Arts: Adolescence to Young Adult

Licensure Only Candidates – Initial License and Additional License

Candidates who wish to complete licensure or endorsement requirements at the graduate level but do not wish to pursue a graduate degree may be admitted as licensure candidates with department and program permission. Persons pursuing a teacher licensure only program are required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed exams.

Licensure only candidates in Adolescence to Young Adult Education are typically currently licensed teachers who already hold a master’s degree and only seek an additional license in Adolescence to Young Adult Education.

Candidates who are not currently licensed and wish to be a licensure only candidate are required to complete the same admission criteria stated above.

Program Learning Outcomes

Adolescence to Young Adult Education: Integrated Language Arts graduates will be able to do the following:

  • understand, apply, and evaluate English language arts pedagogy, theory, and research to inform their teaching;
  • critically incorporate 21st-century skills in their teaching, including collaboration and problem solving;
  •  maximize the learning of all students to promote critical and creative communication and thinking;
  • teach their students to harness the power of multiple literacies;
  • and commit to their own lifelong learning. 

For more information visit:

Contact Information

Angela Beumer Johnson, Ph.D.
AYA: ILA Program Director
449 MIllett Hall
(937) 775-2194

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study