​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Adolescent/Young Adult Licensure

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An adolescent and young adult license (AYA) in Ohio allows you to teach grades 7-12.


If you already hold a bachelor's degree from a nationally accredited institution then you may qualify for our post-baccalaureate licensure program.


The University of Findlay licensure programs meet Ohio licensure requirements, candidates interested in being licensed in another state need to work with that state’s department of education to determine eligibility for the other state.


Our Adolescent/Young Adult licensure program offers 5 different content areas.

  • AYA Integrated Language Arts

    • Completion of Ohio Department of Education approved licensure curriculum (individual curricula dependent upon approved transferrable coursework)
    • 3 level assessments (linked to coursework)
    • The following state-required tests:  Assessment of Professional Knowledge:  Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) (#003), OAE English/Integrated Language Arts Test #020
    • Students must maintain a 3.00 GPA and pass all three-level assessments and state-required tests to earn a Letter of Program Completion
  • AYA Integrated Mathematics

    • Completion of Ohio Department of Education approved licensure curriculum (individual curricula dependent upon approved transferrable coursework)
    • 3 level assessments (linked to coursework)
    • The following state-required tests:  Assessment of Professional Knowledge:  Adolescence to Young Adult (#003), OAE Mathematics #027
    • Students must maintain a 3.00 GPA and pass all three-level assessments and state-required tests to earn a Letter of Program Completion
  • AYA Integrated Science

    • Completion of Ohio Department of Education approved licensure curriculum (individual curricula dependent upon approved transferrable coursework)
    • 3 level assessments (linked to coursework)
    • The following state-required tests:  Assessment of Professional Knowledge:  Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) (#003), OAE Integrated Science #024
    • Students must maintain a 3.00 GPA and pass all three-level assessments and state-required tests to earn a Letter of Program Completion
  • AYA Life Science

    • Completion of Ohio Department of Education approved licensure curriculum (individual curricula dependent upon approved transferrable coursework)
    • 3 levels of assessment (linked to coursework)
    • The following state-required tests:  Assessment of Professional Knowledge:  Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) (#003), OAE Biology #007
    • Students must maintain a 3.00 GPA and pass all three-level assessments and state-required tests to earn a Letter of Program Completion
  • AYA Integrated Social Studies

    • Completion of Ohio Department of Education approved licensure curriculum (individual curricula dependent upon approved transferrable coursework)
    • 3 level assessments (linked to coursework)
    • The following state-required tests:  Assessment of Professional Knowledge:  Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) (#003), OAE Integrated Social Studies #025
    • Students must maintain a 3.00 GPA and pass all three-level assessments and state-required​ tests to earn a Letter of Program Completion


Diversify yourself even more by adding just five specific graduate courses to any of these content areas to earn your Master of Arts in Education!

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For more information

​​​​Please contact Allison Baer Ph.D. at [email protected] or 419-434-5520.

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