Adolescence to
Young Adult

Adolescence to Young Adult Education

Adolescence to Young Adult Education

The Lourdes Adolescence to Young Adult program prepares teachers to work with students ages 12-21, grades seven through 12, in one chosen content area. Our program prepares teachers who are developmentally responsive to the diverse and unique needs of adolescents and young adults.

The goal of the Lourdes University Adolescence to Young Adult program is to provide an integrated liberal arts education with professional education that allows teacher candidates the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach and work with adolescents and young adults. The 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.

Lourdes offers Adolescence to Young Adult programs in Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Social Studies, Life Science, Integrated Science and Mathematics, as well as a certificate program for Catholic High School Religion Teacher.

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Sr. Valerie Grondin
Director, Adolescence to Young Adult Education Program

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Adolescence to Young Adult Programs
Integrated Language Arts 
Integrated Social Studies 
Life Science 

Certificate Programs
Catholic High School Religion Teacher