AYA Life Science Licensure, BA

Bachelor of Arts in Education, Adolescent to Young Adult Life Science Licensure (Grades 7-12) (530610BA)

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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 3.0 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 Requirements34
Professional Education Requirements for Undergraduate Science Students39-44
Content Requirements for Life Science Licensure Students60
Additional Major Electives *9-4
Total Hours142

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
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Introduction to Public Speaking
Effective Oral Communication
Writing: 6 credit hours
English Composition I
English Composition II
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
Domestic Diversity
Global Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours34

Professional Education Requirements for Undergraduate Science Students 1

Phase One:
5100:200Introduction to Education3
5100:220Educational Psychology3
5300:100Orientation to the AYA/P-12 Multi-Age Programs0
5300:320Introduction to Teaching in the Content Area3
5300:420Instructional Techniques in Secondary Education3
5300:421Instructional Techniques in Secondary Education - II3
5500:308Instructional Design and Assessment6
5500:430Clinical Teaching I3
5500:431Clinical Teaching II3
5500:440Literacy in the Content Areas3
5610:225Introduction to Exceptionalities3
Phase Two:
5300:495Student Teaching: Secondary Education 26-11
Total Hours39-44

Content Requirements for Life Science Licensure Students 1

Science Core
3100:111Principles of Biology I4
3100:112Principles of Biology II4
3150:151Principles of Chemistry I3
3150:152Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory1
3150:153Principles of Chemistry II3
3370:101Introductory Physical Geology4
3370:102Introductory Historical Geology4
3650:130Descriptive Astronomy4
3650:261Physics for Life Sciences I4
3650:262Physics for Life Sciences II4
3100:130Principles of Microbiology3-4
or 3100:331 Microbiology
3100:211General Genetics3
3100:212Genetics Laboratory1
3100:217General Ecology3
3100:265Introductory Human Physiology4
3100:316Evolutionary Biology3
3450:221Analytic Geometry-Calculus I4
3470:260Basic Statistics3
Total Hours59-60