Department of Teacher Education

Master of Education and Licensure in Adolescent to Young Adult Education, Integrated Social Studies

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Why Choose the Adolescent to Young Adult Education Program?

The Adolescent to Young Adult Education program (grades 7-12) leads to licensure to teach a single academic area (Integrated Social Studies) and the option of completing a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree.
This graduate program is designed for three semesters of full-time study and internship, requiring a Monday through Friday commitment. Applicants to the AYA graduate program must have a bachelor's degree, meet content requirements, and pass the state of Ohio mandated content area examination(s).

Other admissions criteria may apply. Please visit with a Teacher Licensure Advisor to learn the details of the admissions process to the Graduate Level Initial Licensure program in Adolescent to Young Adult licensure.

Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing the state of Ohio mandated exams, candidates are eligible to apply for an Ohio Four-Year Resident Educator License in the concentration area that applies to the candidate's preparation.

Contact Information

Robert Banks, AYA Social Studies Program Director
310 Allyn Hall
(937) 775-2677

Social Science Education (for Bachelor's degree information)
Jonathan Reed Winkler, Chair, Department of History
370 Millett Hall
(937) 775-3110

Related Link

Ohio Department of Education

Academics and Curriculum

M.Ed. Degree and Licensure Requirements (PDF)


Admission Requirements

  • Wright State University bachelor’s degree in Integrated Social Studies
  • Bachelor’s degree and C or better in undergraduate prerequisite education courses and field experiences
  • 2.7 cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA
  • C or better in prerequisite content courses
  • Passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators exam for Integrated Social Studies

Admission Process

Graduates of Wright State's Integrated Social Studies bachelor’s degree program


An interview with the faculty program coordinator may be required.

All Other Applicants:


Contact CEHS Academic Advising Office for at (937) 775-3088 or 3086 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