See UD's plans for teaching, learning and research this fall with measures to promote safety and lessen the risk of COVID-19 spread. See UD case dashboard here.

Skip to main content

Adolescence to Young Adult Education (BSE)

Preparing teachers for grades 7-12

As a student in the Adolescence to Young Adult Education program at the University of Dayton, you'll prepare to teach grades 7-12 by pursuing in-depth study in your area of concentration. View list of teaching fields here >>

There are three available options to meet the requirements for Adolescence to Young Adult licensure:

  1. Major in Adolescence to Young Adult Education
  2. Major in Adolescence to Young Adult Education, plus an additional major in the College of Arts and Sciences
  3. Major in Adolescence to Young Adult Education & a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (dual degree)

Hands-on learning

You'll have unique access to Dayton Early College Academy, an innovative community school sponsored by Dayton Public Schools and operated by the University of Dayton. This demonstration school is located in the same building as your Teacher Education classes (Fitz Hall). DECA's focus is preparing urban high school students to attend, and succeed, in college. Learn more about DECA >>

Program outcomes

You'll develop comprehensive knowledge of your specialized teaching field, while also developing your personal and professional commitment to teaching. The curriculum provides hands-on teaching and classroom observation opportunities (field experience) to prepare you for your own future classroom. You'll learn about the school’s role in society, and how your role as a teacher can change the future of education.

Program requirements

  • Have a single comprehensive teaching field (see list below).
  • Meet all academic and competency requirements in order to do your student teaching and be recommended for licensure.
  • Complete all of your teaching concentration courses before doing student teaching.
  • All field and clinical experiences must be completed successfully.

Teaching fields

  • Earth Sciences
  • Earth Sciences/Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences/Physics
  • Integrated Language Arts
  • Integrated Mathematics
  • Integrated Science
  • Integrated Social Studies
  • Life Sciences
  • Life Sciences/Chemistry
  • Life Sciences/Earth
  • Life Sciences/Physics
  • Physical Sciences/Chemistry
  • Physical Sciences/Physics
  • Physical Sciences/Physics & Chemistry

Department of Teacher Education

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2966