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Master of Education in Adolescent and Young Adult Education

The Master of Education in Adolescent and Young Adult Education program is designed for high school teachers. Six options are available: Biology, Chemistry, English, Math, Social Studies, and Generalist (for teachers of music, art, foreign language, PE, industrial arts, and other content areas). Course papers, projects, and presentations are focused on each teacher's specific content area and grade level. Coursework can be completed in as little as 18 months.

The master of education in adolescent and young adult education program requires the completion of 32 semester hours, including a common core of the courses listed below

  • ED 599: Action Research Methods
  • ED 525: Differentiated Instruction for the Inclusive and Diverse Classroom
  • ED 520: Classroom Management
  • ED 641: Current Issues in Adolescent and Young Adult Education
  • One elective from among
    • ED 577: Integration of Technology in the Classroom (required in the absence of demonstrated technological proficiency)
    • ED 580 - ED 589

Students pursuing Adolescent and Young Adult Biology Education will also complete

  • ED 642B: Theory and Pedagogy in Adolescent and Young Adult Biology Instruction
  • ED 643B: Critical Readings in Adolescent and Young Adult Biology Education
  • ED 644B: Curriculum Design and Content Standards in Adolescent and Young Adult Biology Education
  • ED 645B: Field-Based Research Project in Adolescent and Young Adult Biology Education

Students pursuing Adolescent and Young Adult Chemistry Education will also complete

  • ED 642C: Theory and Pedagogy in Adolescent and Young Adult Chemistry Instruction
  • ED 643C: Critical Readings in Adolescent and Young Adult Chemistry Education
  • ED 644C: Curriculum Design and Content Standards in Adolescent and Young Adult Chemistry Education
  • ED 645C: Field-Based Research Project in Adolescent and Young Adult Chemistry Education

Students pursuing Adolescent and Young Adult English Education will also complete

  • ED 642E: Theory and Pedagogy in Adolescent and Young Adult English Instruction
  • ED 643E: Critical Readings in Adolescent and Young Adult English Education
  • ED 644E: Curriculum Design and Content Standards in Adolescent and Young Adult English Education
  • ED 645E: Field-Based Research Project in Adolescent and Young Adult English Education

Students pursuing Adolescent and Young Adult Math Education will also complete

  • ED 642M: Theory and Pedagogy in Adolescent and Young Adult Math Instruction
  • ED 643M: Critical Readings in Adolescent and Young Adult Math Education
  • ED 644M: Curriculum Design and Content Standards in Adolescent and Young Adult Math Education
  • ED 645M: Field-Based Research Project in Adolescent and Young Adult Math Education

Students pursuing Adolescent and Young Adult Social Studies Education will also complete

  • ED 642SS: Theory and Pedagogy in Adolescent and Young Adult Social Studies Instruction
  • ED 643SS: Critical Readings in Adolescent and Young Adult Social Studies Education
  • ED 644SS: Curriculum Design and Content Standards in Adolescent and Young Adult Social Studies Education
  • ED 645SS: Field-Based Research Project in Adolescent and Young Adult Social Studies Education

Students pursuing Adolescent and Young Adult Generalist Education will also complete

  • ED 642G: Theory and Pedagogy in Adolescent and Young Adult Instruction
  • ED 643G: Critical Readings in Adolescent and Young Adult Education
  • ED 644G: Curriculum Design and Content Standards in Adolescent and Young Adult Education 
  • ED 645G: Field-Based Research Project in Adolescent and Young Adult Education

Program Completion Requirements

Multicultural Experience Requirement
Assessment of Progress
Final Evaluation