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Bachelor of Science in Adolescence to Young Adult Education

Total credit hours: 126

The Adolescence to Young Adult Program prepares teachers to work with learners from ages 12 through 21 and grades seven through 12 in one of the following teaching fields:

  • Life Sciences
  • Integrated Mathematics
  • Integrated Language Arts
  • Integrated Social Studies
  • Integrated Science

The exact number of credit hours needed for graduation is dependent upon the teaching field selected. In some fields, students may be able to obtain a dual major.

Adolescence to Young Adult Education students declaring an English concentration are expected to fulfill a portfolio requirement.

Required Curriculum

Core Course Requirements

First Year Experience (3 credit hours)
FYE 100 The Lourdes Experience

English (6 credit hours)
ENG 101 Composition I: Essay Writing
ENG 102 Composition II: Research and Writing

Mathematics (3 credit hours)
MTH 114 or any MTH course above MTH 114

Ethics (3 credit hours)
Education students meet the Core Curriculum Requirement for Ethics through an integrated approach of studying ethics for educators in five courses (EDU 100, EDU 230, EDU 316, EDU 317/319. EDU 329).

Enduring Question Seminar (2-3 credit hours)

Capstone in the major (12 credit hours)
EDA 490 Capstone: Adolescent & Young Adult Student Teaching

Service Learning (20 hours)

Cultural Diversity course or experience (3 credit hours)
EDU 216 Multicultural and Social Issues in Education

General Education (3 credit hour)
History
Any HST course

Literature (Select One) (3 credit hours)
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature
ENG 211 Postcolonial Literature
ENG 212 Gender and Literature
ENG 213 Multiethnic U.S. Literature
ENG 214 Ecology and literature

Philosophy (3 credit hours)
Any PHL course

Theology (6 credit hours)
THS 101 Introduction to Religious Studies
THS 125 Foundation of Theology
THS 218 Celebrating the Sacraments
THS 220 Introduction to the Old Testament
THS 221 Introduction to the New Testament
THS 235 Survey of Catholic Belief
THS 312 Jesus, the Christ
THS 316 The Shape and Mission of the Church

Second course (one of the following):
THS course 200 or above

Art/Music (3 credit hours)
Any approved Art or Music course

Natural Science (3-4 credit hours)
Any approved Natural Science course

* Field experience required
** Clinical experience required

Social Science (3 credit hours)
EDU 250** Educational Psychology

Professional Education Foundational Courses (22 credit hours)
EDU 100 Foundations of Education or
EDU 101 Foundations of Education Bridge Course
EDU 151 Technology in Learning
EDU 251 Technology & Pedagogy for Learning
EDU 216 Multicultural and Social Issues in Education
EDU 351 Technology, Pedagogy & Content Knowledge for Learning
EDU 230** Survey of Special Needs Education
EDU 250** Educational Psychology
EDU 319 Classroom Management for Middle Childhood and Adolescence to Young Adult
EDU 329 Differentiated Instruction & Assessment

Adolescence to Young Adult Strand Courses (24 credit hours)
EDA 210** Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults
EDA 235** Curriculum and Instruction for Adolescents and Young Adults
EDA 250* General Teaching Methods and Field Experience I
EDU 330 Developmental Reading through Content Area Reading
EDA 351-354* Concentration Area – Methods and Field Experience II
EDA 490 Capstone: Adolescent & Young Adult Student Teaching

Reading Core (3 credit hours)
EDU 330 Developmental Reading Through Content Area Reading

Content Specialization (Credit hours will differ based on the area of specialization)

Integrated Language Arts
EDU 212 Teaching Reading through Literature for Young Adolescents
ENG 101 Comp 1: Essay Writing
ENG 102 Comp 11: Research and Writing
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature
ENG 220 Structures of the English Language
ENG 313 Theoretical Approaches to Writing, Reading, and Teaching Writing 3
ENG 316 Foundations of Rhetoric
ENG 390 Approaches to Criticism
ENG 405 Shakespeare
ENG 490 Capstone: Senior Research Project

Select One
ENG 211 Postcolonial Literature
ENG 212 Gender and Literature
ENG 213 Multicultural U.S. Literature
ENG 214 Ecology and Literature

Select Three
ENG 300 Foundations of Western Literature
ENG 301 English Lit I
ENG 302 English Lit II
ENG 303 American Lit I
ENG 304 American Lit II
ENG 315 Non-Western Literature

Select Two
ENG 401 Studies in Fiction
ENG 402 Studies in Drama
ENG 403 Studies in Poetry
ENG 410 Studies in Film
ENG 411 Single Author Study
ENG 440 Studies in Rhetoric

Integrated Mathematics
MTH 116 Math Pedagogy for EDM &AYA
MTH 122 College Algebra
MTH 130 Elementary Analysis
MTH 135 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 1
MTH 136 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 11
MTH 204 Geometry
MTH 212 Statistics
MTH 215 Linear Algebra
MTH 235 Calculus III
MTH 242 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
MTH 256 Discrete Mathematics
MTH 301 Abstract Algebra
MTH 305 Differential Equations
MTH 490 Capstone: History of Mathematics

Integrated Social Studies
HST 301 Ancient History
HST 302 Medieval & Renaissance Europe
HST 303 Modern Europe
HST 307 The American Revolution and the Early Republic
HST 308 Civil War and Reconstruction
HST 309 United States in the 20th Century
GEO 250 World Cultural Geography
GEO 260 World Regional Geography
PLS 122 American National Government
PLS 201 Modern Political Thought
BUS 254 Macroeconomics
BUS 255 Microeconomics
HST 490 Capstone: Historical Methods

Select Three
HST 411 History of Latin America
HST 413 History of the Middle East
HST 416 History of the Far East
HST 419 History of Africa

Life Sciences
Biology/Life Science
BIO 201/BIL201 Principles of Biology I/Lab
BIO202/BIL 202 Principles of Biology II/Lab
BIO 204 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 215 Basic Ecology
BIO 307/BIL 307 Cell Biology/Lab
BIO 308/BIL 308 Genetics/Lab
BIO 335/BIL 335 General Microbiology/Lab
BIO 402 Introduction to Research
BIO 490 Biology Seminar
BIO 306/BIL 306 Vertebrate Zoology/Lab or
BIO 311/BIL 311 Invertebrate Zoology/Lab

Chemistry/Physical Earth Science
CHM 140/CHL 140 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry/Lab
PHS 112 Introduction to Earth Science
PHS 113 Principles of Physical Science
SCI 370 Integrated Science for Teachers

Select One
PHS 111 Introduction to Astronomy
PHS 114 Introduction to Geology

Integrated Sciences
Biology/Life Science
BIO 201/BIL201 Principles of Biology I/Lab
BIO202/BIL 202 Principles of Biology II/Lab
BIO 204 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 307/BIL 307 Cell Biology/Lab
BIO 308/BIL 308 Genetics/Lab
BIO 335/BIL 335 General Microbiology/Lab

Chemistry
CHM 181/CHL 181 General College Chemistry I/Lab
CHM 182/CHL 182 General College Chemistry II/Lab
CHM 301/CHL 301 Organic Chemistry I/Lab
CHM 302/CHL 302 Organic Chemistry II/Lab
CHM 306/CHL 306 Environmental Chemistry/Lab

Physics
PHS 111 Introduction to Astronomy
PHS/PLA 201/301 College Physics I /Lab
PHS/PLA 202/302 College Physics II/Lab

Physical Science
PHS 114 An Introduction to Astronomy
PHS 112 An Introduction to Earth Science
BIO 317 Principles of Ecology