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Department of Teacher Education

Master of Education and Licensure in Adolescent to Young Adult Education, Integrated Language Arts

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The Adolescent to Young Adult Education, Integrated Language Arts program leads to the Master of Education degree and licensure to teach comprehensive English and language arts in grades 7-12. The graduate program entails three consecutive semesters of full-time study and internship, requiring a Monday through Friday commitment. 

When you complete the program and pass Ohio-required licensure exams, you are eligible for an Ohio Resident Educator license in Adolescence to Young Adult Education: Integrated Language Arts.

Why Choose the Adolescent to Young Adult Education, Integrated Language Arts Program?

  • The program is led by faculty with joint appointments in English and teacher education, providing you expertise in both content and pedagogy.
  • You can gain experience in the field through a year-long placement in a local school.
  • An active student organization, WSU - National Council of Teachers of English, hosts an annual Language Arts Fair to showcase secondary and university achievement in literary response, writing, and digital response projects.
  • Graduates have earned teaching positions locally, nationally, and internationally in a variety of settings (public, private, charter, urban, rural, suburban).
  • Survey data shows the resilience of our alumni. Wright State's integrated language arts graduates stay in teaching much longer than the national average.

Contact Information

Angela Beumer Johnson, Ph.D. 
Integrated Language Arts Program Director
449 Millett Hall

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Academics and Curriculum

M.Ed. Degree and Licensure Requirements (PDF)


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in the following area:
    • Wright State University bachelor’s degree in integrated language arts OR
    • Bachelor’s degree and C or better in undergraduate prerequisite education courses and field experiences
  • 2.75 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA
  • C or better in prerequisite English and education courses
  • A passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators exam for integrated language arts
  • Demonstration of reading, math, and writing competency on a nationally normed test

Be aware that WHEN you took the test is an important factor in determining whether your score meets the minimum criteria for admission, due to revisions that have occurred over time in the ACT, SAT, and Praxis tests. Acceptable Test Scores for Admission to Teacher Education Programs

  • One of the following Reading scores:
    • ACT Reading score of 22 or better
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 543 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Reading score of 168 or better
    • GRE Verbal Reasoning score of 151 or better
  • One of the following Math scores:
    • ACT Math score of 22 or better
    • SAT Math score of 533 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for EducatorsMath score of 162 or better
    • GRE Quantitative Reasoning score of 153 or better
  • One of the following Writing scores (beginning 2021): 
    • ACT Writing score of 6 or better
    • SAT Essay-Writing Dimension score of 5 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Writing score of 165 or better
    • GRE Analytical Writing score of 4 or better
  • Dispositional Assessment: Candidate Disposition Inventory (CDI)

**Due to accreditation requirement changes, admissions requirements are subject to change. You should continue to check for updates, and work with your advisor to be informed of upcoming changes.

Admission Process

Graduates of Wright State's Integrated Language Arts bachelor’s degree program


Complete the Program Application


If your reading, writing, or math ACT/SAT scores do not meet the minimum scores listed above, complete the appropriate ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test.


Submit the application for a field placement (ED 6440) via Pilot. As part of the application, upload a current resume. Click here for detailed application instructions.

Deadline: January 15th

  • Complete an FBI and BCI Check at the Educational Resource Center (116 Allyn Hall) and request a copy for your records.
  • Attend a field experience orientation session provided by OPFE staff. Session information will be sent out via Wright State email and will also be posted on the OPFE website.

All Other Applicants


Contact the Teacher Education Department at 937-775-2677 for program information.

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (937) 775-2976
Fax: (937) 775-2453
Toll-free Number: 1-800-452-4723

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