Adolescence to Young Adult Education
The Lourdes Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA) program prepares teacher candidates to work with students age twelve to 21 in grades seven through twelve in one chosen content area. As an AYA major, you can choose to specialize in Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Science, Integrated Mathematics or Life Science.
Our AYA program reflects the most current and extensive body of knowledge related to the education and development of adolescents and young adults. The professional education curriculum and field experiences are designed to provide teacher candidates with the concepts and theoretical constructs that uniquely define AYA education and with the opportunity to learn and practice the art of teaching. Teacher candidates are required to demonstrate proficiencies based on the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.
Our alumni are making a positive difference teaching in more than 150 diocesan, public and charter schools across the nation! As 21st century teachers, they are preparing our children for future success and inspiring them to reach their potential and exceed their imagination.
Students may also wish to enroll in the Catholic High School Religion Teacher Certificate program.