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.

A Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree in the science area is required for admission into the graduate level licensure program. Other prerequisites apply, please see a Teacher Licensure Advisor in the college's Office of Student Services for more information.

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.

This program starts once a year in the the summer and is designed for three semesters of full-time study and internship. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, meet content requirements, and pass the appropriate licensure exams: Other admissions criteria 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 licensure exams, candidates are eligible apply for an Ohio provisional 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
(937) 775-4471

Related Link

Ohio Department of Education

Academics and Curriculum


Admission Requirements

  • Wright State University bachelor’s degree in Integrated Science
  • 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 science content courses
  • Passing scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators exam for Integrated Science or other science teaching fields

Admission Process

Graduates of Wright State's Integrated Language Arts 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

Careers and Success Stories

Wright State grad and science teacher Tom Jenkins takes off in NASA's high-altitude astronomy flight program for school teacher.