AYA Integrated Science Licensure, BA

Bachelor of Arts in Education, Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Science Licensure (Grades 7-12) (530506BA)

More on the Adolescent to Young Adult Life/Biology-Earth Licensure major

This program prepares secondary teacher candidates for licensure in Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) - Integrated Science in the State of Ohio. 

School of Education Admission Requirements For Those Persons Seeking State of Ohio Licensure

All students must complete the following requirements for admission:

  1. School of Education Application for Admission. Responses to the questions on the application will help School of Education advisors offer the most effective and efficient advisement. It will also help advisors know students as individuals with unique backgrounds and experiences. Applications are available online at: http://www.uakron.edu/education/academic-programs/how-to-apply.dot.
  2. Intercollege Transfer (Undergraduate students only). Those students enrolled in another college wishing to complete degree requirements in the School of Education should see their advisor to initiate an intercollege transfer to the School of Education. Those students may not access School of Education core courses prior to admission. Students planning to complete teacher education as part of their degree requirements in another college need not complete an ICT.
  3. Grade Point Average of 2.5 or better overall and 2.5 or better overall in prerequisite credit hours from specific courses identified by the School.
  4. Evidence of competency in reading comprehension and writing as demonstrated by one of the following:
    1. A composite ACT score of 21 or higher, or
    2. A composite SAT-R score of 1060 (Math and Verbal) or higher, or
    3. A grade of B or higher in a course that meets the University's General Education English Composition I requirement.
  5. Evidence of competency in mathematics as shown by one of the following:
    1. A composite ACT score of 21 or higher, or
    2. A composite SAT-R score of 1060 (Math and Verbal) or higher, or
    3. A grade of B or better in a minimum of 3 credits of mathematics that meets the University's General Education mathematics requirement.
  6. Signed Criminal Background Check Acknowledgment Form

The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education
Zook Hall, Room 002
Akron, Ohio 44325-4201
(330) 972-7750

The following information has official approval of The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education and The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. 



General Education Requirements *25
Professional Education Requirements for Undergraduate Science Students39
Content Requirements for Integrated Science Students50
Content Option14-17
Total Hours128-131

Several courses required for the major also satisfy General Education requirements. The University minimum of 36 credits are required for General Education and credit for these courses will apply to multiple requirements. 

Recommended General Education Courses

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Students are not required to enroll in the specific courses listed below. However, to facilitate successful degree completion, the academic department strongly encourages completion of the following recommendations.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
Precalculus Mathematics
Analytic Geometry-Calculus I
Basic Statistics
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Writing: 6 credit hours
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Microbiology
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry II
Introductory Physical Geology
Introductory Historical Geology
Earth's Atmosphere & Weather
Introduction to the Oceans
Introduction to Environmental Science
Descriptive Astronomy
Music, Sound & Physics
Physics for Life Sciences I
Elementary Classical Physics I
Physics for Life Sciences II
Elementary Classical Physics II
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
Domestic Diversity
Global Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning2
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Geology and Environmental Science Service Learning
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours36

Professional Education Requirements for Undergraduate Science Students 1

EDFN:200Introduction to Education3
EDFN:220Educational Psychology3
EDSE:100Orientation to the AYA/P-12 Multi-Age Programs0
EDSE:315Introduction to Science Teaching in Secondary Schools3
EDSE:405Secondary Science Instructional Techniques3
EDSE:415Clinical Teaching I - Secondary Science3
EDSE:421Instructional Techniques in Secondary Education - II3
EDSE:431Clinical Teaching II3
EDSE:495Student Teaching: Secondary Education 26
EDCI:308Instructional Design and Assessment6
EDCI:440Literacy in the Content Areas3
EDIS:225Introduction to Exceptionalities3
Total Hours39

At least 39 credit hours with a grade of C or better and a GPA of 2.5 or better.


All students submit an application to student teaching, and pass OAE Content tests. Planned teaching experience in schools selected and supervised by the Office of Teacher Education and Licensure experiences. To qualify for student teaching, students must have a 2.5 GPA overall, 2.5 in education classes, and 2.5 in the student’s major, in methods courses, core courses, and in their teaching field(s). Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 100 hours of field experience is also required before student teaching.

Content Requirements for Integrated Science Licensure Students 1

Science Core
BIOL:111Principles of Biology I4
BIOL:112Principles of Biology II4
CHEM:151Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM:152Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM:153Principles of Chemistry II3
CHEM:154Qualitative Analysis2
GEOL:101Introductory Physical Geology4
GEOL:102Introductory Historical Geology4
GEOL:211Introduction to Environmental Science3
MATH:149Precalculus Mathematics (or eligibility for Calculus)4
STAT:260Basic Statistics3
PHYS:130Descriptive Astronomy4
PHYS:261Physics for Life Sciences I4
or PHYS:291 Elementary Classical Physics I
PHYS:262Physics for Life Sciences II4
or PHYS:292 Elementary Classical Physics II
EDCI:439Engineering for Educators3
Total Hours50

GPA of 2.5 or better in the Science Content Courses. 

Content Options

Complete additional courses in one area: 14-17
Principles of Microbiology
General Genetics
General Ecology
Evolutionary Biology
Elective (3 credits)
Organic Chemistry Lecture I
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Organic Chemistry Lecture II
Biochemistry Lecture I
Analytical Chemistry I
Earth Science
Introduction to the Oceans
Earth's Atmosphere & Weather
Field/Lab Studies in Environmental Science
Geology and Environmental Science Service Learning
Elective (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
Music, Sound & Physics
Modern Physics
Intermediate Laboratory I
Intermediate Laboratory II
Analytic Geometry-Calculus I
Total Hours14-17

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL:111 English Composition I 3
Precalculus Mathematics
or Analytic Geometry-Calculus I
BIOL:111 Principles of Biology I 4
CHEM:151 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHEM:152 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
Spring Semester
ENGL:112 English Composition II 3
BIOL:112 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM:153 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHEM:154 Qualitative Analysis 2
STAT:260 Basic Statistics 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
GEOL:101 Introductory Physical Geology 4
EDFN:200 Introduction to Education 3
EDSE:100 Orientation to the AYA/P-12 Multi-Age Programs 0
Physics for Life Sciences I
or Elementary Classical Physics I
General Education Speaking Requirement 3
Gen Ed Social Science 3
Spring Semester
GEOL:102 Introductory Historical Geology 4
GEOL:211 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
Physics for Life Sciences II
or Elementary Classical Physics II
EDFN:220 Educational Psychology 3
EDIS:225 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3
Summer Semester
General Education Arts 3
General Education Humanities 3
3rd Year
Fall Semester
PHYS:130 Descriptive Astronomy 4
EDCI:308 Instructional Design and Assessment 6
Science Content Course 3-4
Science Content Course 3
Spring Semester
EDCI:223 Urban Youth Mentoring (Complex Systems) 3
EDSE:315 Introduction to Science Teaching in Secondary Schools 3
EDCI:439 Engineering for Educators 3
Science Content Course 2-3
Science Content Course 3
Gen Ed Arts/Humanities (GD Tag) 3
Summer Semester
Science Content Requirement (if needed)
4th Year
Fall Semester
EDCI:440 Literacy in the Content Areas 3
EDSE:405 Secondary Science Instructional Techniques 3
EDSE:415 Clinical Teaching I - Secondary Science 3
Gen Ed Social Science 3
Science Content Course 3-4
Spring Semester
EDSE:421 Instructional Techniques in Secondary Education - II 3
EDSE:431 Clinical Teaching II 3
EDSE:495 Student Teaching: Secondary Education 6
 Total Hours130-133