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Department of Teacher Education

Master of Education and Licensure in Adolescent to Young Adult Education, Sciences

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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 subject (from the list of Sciences below) and the option of completing a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. The graduate program is designed for three semesters of full-time study and internship, requiring a Monday through Friday commitment. Applicants to the graduate program must have a bachelor's degree, meet content requirements, and pass licensure examinations.

Graduates of Wright State's Science programs in the College of Science and Mathematics, may seek admission to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in the College of Education and Human Services. This graduate program is required for teacher licensure.

Prerequisite undergraduate courses in Education and co-requisite school placements are required prior to admission to the graduate program. These courses may not be required in the undergraduate degree by the College of Science and Mathematics. If you did not take these as electives, you will need to complete them prior to entry into the graduate program.

See the College of Science and Mathematics website for details on the current undergraduate programs.

Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing licensure exams, candidates are eligible apply for an Ohio Resident Educator Adolescent to Young Adult license in the concentration area that applies to the candidate's preparation.

Contact Information

Romena Holbert, Ph.D., AYA Science Program Director
351 Allyn Hall

Related Link

Ohio Department of Education

Academics and Curriculum


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the following area:
    • Wright State University Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Science 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 science and education courses
  • A passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators exam(s) for the science teaching fields you are pursuing for licensure
  • 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 Science 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 6460) 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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