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Department of Teacher Education

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

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The Adolescent to Young Adult Education, Integrated Social Studies program leads to licensure to teach social studies in grades 7-12 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).

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 Resident Educator Adolescence to Young Adult license in Integrated Social Studies.

Why Choose the Adolescent to Young Adult Education, Integrated Social Studies Program?

  • Teaching Integrated Social Studies gives you the important challenge of preparing youth to be active and engaged citizens
  • Instruction in cultural diversity to prepare for the changing demographics of American classrooms
  • Valuable constructive feedback from professors and classmates to assist in developing teaching style
  • Required research-based project to address a need in the classroom, school, or community. Designed to help candidates set an example for their students in becoming involved citizens

Contact Information

Robert Banks, AYA Social Studies Program Director
310 Allyn Hall

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

Related Link

Ohio Department of Education

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 Social Science Education 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 social science and education courses
  • A passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators exam(s) for Integrated Social Studies
  • Demonstration of reading, writing, and math 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 (Reading) score of 151 or better
  • One of the following Writing scores (beginning 2021): 
    • ACT Writing score of 6 or better
    • SAT 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
  • 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 Educators Math score of 162 or better
    • GRE Quantitative Reasoning (Math) score of 153 or better
  • ED 2750 final Dispositions Assessment demonstrating a "Meets Requirements" rating. 

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


Admission Process

Graduates of Wright State's Integrated Social Studies 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 6430) 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 WSU 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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