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Joette Kugler

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Delaware, OH 43015

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Adolescence to Young Adult Licensure Program


The Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA) Licensure Program - Grades 7-12

In addition to completing the requirements for a broad, integrated liberal arts education at Ohio Wesleyan, candidates in the teacher preparation programs leading to licensure at the adolescence to young adult (AYA) level complete a major in their specific content area, education courses, carefully planned and supervised field-based experiences, and student teaching in classrooms with certified, experienced teachers.  Education faculty members coach preservice teachers during their microteaching and plan and supervise their field experiences.  Student teaching is supervised by both members of the education faculty and faculty in content area disciplines. 

The teacher preparation program is based on current theories and research about teaching and learning.  The Education Department adheres to standards that address issues related to the value and recognition of student diversity, to the depth of teachers' knowledge of content and pedagogy, and to the need for teachers to use a wide repertoire of instructional skills and approaches to plan, implement, and assess learning with multiple sources of data, including a variety of formal and informal strategies used to support and evaluate the processes and products of learning.  In addition, there are varied educational and professional opportunities provided by the program for teacher preparation students to learn through experiences with a wide range of verbal, visual, technological, and creative media, to  participate in classrooms that function as communities of learners, and to reflect on their own and other's processes of learning and teaching practices.   

The AYA licensure program consists of a secondary methods course with related field experience, a content-specific methods course, a student teaching seminar, and 15-weeks of student teaching.  All candidates in the adolescence to young adult licensure fields of Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences take secondary methods and content methods coursework in the Education Department.  Candidates in the AYA licensure programs complete their teacher preparation by participating in the teaching workshop, student teaching seminar, and student teaching as directed by faculty in the Education Department.

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