AYA Integrated Social Studies, BA

Bachelor of Arts in Education, Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Social Studies Licensure (Grades 7-12) (530700BA)

More on the Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Social Science Licensure major

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 Social Studies Students39-44
Content Requirements for Undergraduate Integrated Social Studies Students 48
Additional Major Electives *7-2
Total Hours128

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 Social Studies Students 1

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

Content Requirements for Undergraduate Integrated Social Studies Students 1

ECON:200Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON:201Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEOG:275Geography of Cultural Diversity2
HIST:251U.S. History since 18773
HIST:310Historical Methods3
HIST:319Medieval Europe, 500-12003
or HIST:320 Medieval Europe, 1200-1500
or HIST:321 Europe: Renaissance to Religious Wars, 1350-1610
or HIST:322 Europe: Absolutism to Revolution, 1610-1789
HIST:323Europe from Revolution to World War, 1789-19143
or HIST:324 Europe from World War I to the Present
HIST:351Global History: Encounters and Conflicts4
HIST:470Ohio History3
HIST:487Science and Technology in World History3
POLIT:100Government & Politics in the United States3
POLIT:310International Politics & Institutions3
PSYC:100Introduction to Psychology3
SOCIO:100Introduction to Sociology3
EDCI:403Global Education & Technology3
EDCI:251Teaching Personal Finance in the PK-12 Classroom3
Total Hours48