AYA Integrated Language Arts Program


Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) –– Integrated Language Arts Program

The Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Language Arts Bachelor of Science Degree Program prepares candidates for Ohio teaching licensure in Integrated English Language Arts (grades 7 – 12).  In addition to general education and professional education courses, candidates are required to take content courses in Communication; Drama; African, African-American, American, world, and British Literature; Language Arts Practicum, and Student Teaching.  The program requires successful completion of 131 semester credit hours.

Admission to the Program
To be admitted to the Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Integrated Language Arts Program, candidates will need to successfully complete 31 semester credits in the content, general education, and the following professional education courses: EDU 2262; EDU 2264; and EDU 2300, with a semester grade of no less than a “C” in each course, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, prepare a beginning program portfolio and pass the PRAXIS 1 (PPST) examinations. Guidance for preparing the beginning portfolio can be obtained from the Program Coordinator, and information about PPST is available at Educational Testing Service (ETS), www.ets.org. Candidates must also submit 2 letters of recommendation and 3 Disposition Forms completed by their Central State University instructors. The Disposition Form can be obtained from the Department of Professional Education office. Transfer or Post Baccalaureate candidates may submit recommendation letters from their employers or instructors in their previous institutions.  Candidates will be required to successfully complete an interview for admission to the program.

Field and Clinical Experience
The program requires three levels of field and clinical experience in the preK-12 schools:  Level 1, Observation; Level 2, Methods Practicum; and Level 3, Student Teaching (Clinical).  Field and clinical experience is highly valued in the program to the extent that candidates cannot receive a passing grade in a course if they do not satisfactorily complete the field or clinical assignments required in the course.

Candidates must have a clear Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check before they are placed in preK-12 classrooms for field and clinical experience.  Each background check is valid for one calendar year; therefore, a candidate may need a minimum of two background checks before completing the program. For more information about BCII and FBI checks, candidates should contact their advisors and the Director of Field and Clinical Experience.

Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System
The Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System (CMAS) is utilized to guide the candidate through the AYA Integrated Language Arts program.  CMAS specifies performance expectations candidates must meet to progress through, and complete the program. CMAS includes four clearly delineated Transition Points: Transition Point I, Admission to the Program; Transition Point II, Admission to Methods (Practicum); Transition Point III, Admission to Student Teaching (Clinical); Transition Point IV, Program Completion or Exit.  At each Transition Point, program requirements are aligned with Elements of the College of Education Conceptual Framework, relevant standards of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP).  Also outlined at each Transition Point are required exhibits or evidence of candidate performance relative to each program requirement, and the minimum level of acceptable performance for the requirements. Below is an abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System for the Integrated Language Arts Program.


Abridged Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System
AYA Integrated Language Arts 2012-2014



Transition Point One – Admission to the Program

Requirements

  1. English Proficiency Exam. Passing Score: 8 or above
  2. Successful completion of 31 Semester Hours
  3. Beginning Program Portfolio:  No less than “C” grade
  4. Two letters of Recommendation from CSU instructors
  5. Three Favorable Dispositions Reports from CSU instructors
  6. Successful admission to the program
  7. Clear FBI/BCII Background Check
  8. Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP). See Chair, Department of Professional Education for details of the plan.
  9. GPA 2.5 or above
  10. Pass Reading, Writing, Math PRAXIS I (PPST) Exams (minimum score 172 for each test)


Course #

Course Name

Credits

ENG 1100

ENG 1101

Introduction to Writing/Reading
OR
Introduction to Writing

5

4

ENG 1102

Writing and Researching the Essay

3

MTH 1750

College Algebra

3

EDU 2262

Foundations of Education

3

EDU 2264

Multicultural Education

3

EDU 2300

Educational Psychology

3

 

Transition Point Two – Admission to Methods Practicum

Requirements

  1. Intermediate Program Portfolio I (No less than “C” grade)
  2. GPA 2.5 or above
  3. Meet the requirements of PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP) See Program Coordinator for details of the plan
  4. Meet the requirements of the PRAXIS II PLT Practice Plan (PPPP).  See Chair, Department of Professional Education for details of the plan

Content 2000-3000 Level Courses

Course #

Course Name

Credits

COM 2204

Introduction to Speech Communication

5

COM 2200

Introduction to Mass Communications

3

COM 3310

Public Speaking (even years, spring) Comedy; ENG 2204 (spring, odd years) African-American Theatre (odd years)

3

ENG 4070

Forms Genres (take only two courses)

3

ENG 2200

Intro to Literary Studies

3

ENG 3010

American Literature

3

ENG 3020

EDU 3021

African American Literature I
OR
African American Literature II

3

3

ENG 3030

EDU 3031

American Literature I
OR
American Literature II

3

3

ENG 3040

EDU 3041

British Literature I
OR
British Literature II

3

3



Professional Education 2000-3000 Level Courses

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EDU 2263

Classroom Management (Field: FBI/BCII)

5

EDU 2266

Individuals with Special Needs (Field: FBI/BCII)

3

EDU 2265

Intro to Educational Technology

3

EDU 3330

Teaching Reading in the Content Area

3

EDU 3361

MCE/AYA Integrated Language Arts (Methods Practicum) (Field: FBI/BCII background check)

3



Transition Point Three – Admission to Student Teaching

Requirements

  1. GPA 2.5 or above
  2. Submit Application for Student Teaching by March 15 for fall semester and by September 15 for spring semester
  3. Submit Application for Graduation to advisor
  4. Meet requirements of the PCPP (Take test only on recommendation of advisor)
  5. *Clear FBI/BCII Background Check
  6. Professional Portfolio (No less than “C” grade)
  7. Intermediate Portfolio II
  8. Meet the requirements of PRAXIS II Content Practice Plan (PCPP)

 

3000-4000 Level Content Courses

    Course #

    Course Name

    Credits

    ENG 3100

    Literary Criticism

    5

    ENG 3200

    History of the English Language (Odd years)

    3

    ENG 4080

    Shakespeare

    3

    ENG 4200

    Linguistics

    3

    ENG 4895

    Senior Capstone Seminar

    3

    ENG 4491

    Student Teaching

    3

    ENG 4895

    Student Teaching Capstone Seminar

    3

    ENG 3861

    Language Arts Capstone Course

    3



    Transition Point Four – Program Completion

    Requirements

    1. GPA 2.5 or above
    2. “C” or above
    3. Student Teaching Seminar Evaluation
    4. Program Completion/ Exit Portfolio
    5. University Supervisor Evaluation of Candidate
    6. Cooperating Teacher Evaluation of Candidate
    7. Candidate Provides Contact Information
    8. Candidate Provides Employer Information
    9. Candidate Completes Application for Licensure
    10. Candidate Completes Exit Questionnaire


    *FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation;
    BCII = Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation

    Candidates are advised to obtain the program check sheet and the complete Candidate Monitoring and Assessment System from their advisor or the Program Coordinator for the AYA Integrated Language Arts Program.