Degree Granted: Upper-division undergraduates at Cleveland State University who wish to obtain an Adolescent/Young Adult license are expected to enroll in the college of their academic major and add the Education license to their record. Students follow the degree requirements of their college (the College of Sciences and Health Professions or the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences) and receive their baccalaureate degree from that college. Upon completion of all degree and licensure requirements, the education licensure is posted on student transcripts. The College of Education and Human Services may also recommend the granting of adolescent/young adult teaching license in a field other than the student's major to a person who has met the college and state requirements for such a credential.
Specialization Options: Adolescent/Young Adult Education: integrated language arts, integrated mathematics, integrated social studies, and integrated sciences. In addition, Physics is available as a single-field science license in conjunction with an integrated mathematics license only. More information about CSUteach can be obtained from the ESSC, Julka Hall 170, 216-687-4625.
Minimum Hours Required for the Education License: Integrated language arts, Grades 7-12: 35 hours; integrated mathematics education, Grades 7-12: 41 hours; integrated social studies education, Grades 7-12: 32 hours; integrated science education, Grades 7-12: 38 hours; integrated mathematics and single field physics education, Grades 7-12: 44 hours.
Teaching Credential: An Ohio four-year Resident Educator adolescent/young adult (ages 12 through 21 and grades 7-12) teaching license will be awarded upon successful completion of an appropriate degree program in the College of Sciences and Health Professions or the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the total professional education sequence or license in education. (Note: In some instances, course work beyond the degree requirements of the student's college may be needed to obtain licensure.) Licensure requires successful completion of all program requirements and acceptable scores on application state licensure examinations as mandated by the Ohio Department of Education.
Portfolio: All teaching licensure students are expected to maintain a portfolio while completing their professional coursework and field experiences. The portfolio is maintained through Taskstream and may require additional fees.
Accreditation: Having met current curriculum guidelines set by appropriate learned societies (including the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Science Teachers Association), the College of Education and Human Services and its adolescent/young adult licensure programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Advising: Admission and program guidelines may be secured from the Education Student Services Center, Julka Hall 170, 216-687-4625. Continuing academic, personal, and professional advising is available from assigned faculty advisers and the Education Student Services Center. Most students will also have an adviser in their major field.