BS AYA Integrated Language Arts

Students completing this licensure program are certified to teach grades 7th – 12th English Language Arts courses in public or private schools in the state of Ohio.  Extensive coursework addresses English content and literature.  Courses in this degree program prepare teacher candidates by emphasizing theory of student development and practical application of teaching methods.  Methods courses utilize the Common Core State Standards.  Our goal is to help teacher candidates become caring, competent, and highly qualified educators.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Our graduates understand student learning and the development of all learners
  • Our graduates know their content area and understand how to deliver effective instruction to each individual student
  • Our graduates understand how to use varied assessments to inform instruction and ensure student learning
  • Our graduates demonstrate caring attitudes, which create environments that are conducive to learning for all students

Biblical & Theological Studies Core (30 hrs)

History & Literature of Israel (3hrs)
Jesus & The Church (3hrs)
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3hrs)
Modern Ethical Problems (2hrs)
Basic Bible Doctrines (4hrs)
Philosophy of Religion (3hrs)
Introduction to Evangelism (3hrs)
Seminar on the Bible & Culture (3hrs)
Teaching as an Act of Love (3hrs)
Theological Themes in Film (3hrs)

General Education Core (39 hrs)

College English 1 (3hrs)
College English 2 (3hrs)
Survey of Multicultural Literature (3hrs)
History of Christianity (3hrs)
History of the Restoration Movement (3hrs)
Public Speaking (3hrs)
Math Elective 110 or 111 (3hrs)
Natural Science Elective 200s (3hrs)
Instructional Technology (3hrs)
Introduction to Psychology (3hrs)
Human Development & Learning (3hrs)
US History Elective (3hrs)
Literature Elective (ENGL 221 or ENGL 321, 3hrs)

Education Core (44 hrs)

Introduction to Teaching (3hrs)
Theory & Practice in Educational Settings (3hrs)
Teaching AYA Composition (3hrs)
Teaching AYA Literature (3hrs)
Foundations of Reading (3hrs)
Phonics & Linguistics (3hrs)
Teaching Students with Diverse Needs (3hrs)
Youth Health, Safety & Nutrition (1hr)
Reading Evaluation & Diagnosis (3hrs)
Classroom Management (4hrs)
Reading for the Older Child (3hrs)
Student Teaching (12hrs)

Language Arts Content Core (27 hrs)

Creative Writing: Non-fiction or Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction, & Drama, 250 or 251 (3hrs)
Shakespeare (3hrs)
English for Teaching & Editing (3hrs)
Journalism Elective 160 or 261 (3hrs)
Drama Production & Performance (3hrs)
Introduction to Poetry (3hrs)
Introduction to Short Fiction (3hrs)
Survey of Dramatic Literature (3hrs)
Literary Theory & Criticism (3hrs)