Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TE) - Secondary Education

Cleveland State University offers several Adolescent Young Adult (AYA, or more commonly, “Secondary”) licenses. The AYA license allows a person to teach grades 7-12 in Ohio in that specialized content area. As an undergraduate student, the candidate is expected to graduate from their college with a specialized degree and a minor in education. The minor in education fulfills the state of Ohio’s requirements for AYA license. Additionally, AYA licensure can be obtained via a “post-bac.” This is for candidates hold a degree.

CSU offers AYA licenses in the following major fields:

Language Arts

  • Graduate

Mathematics

  • Undergraduate
  • Post-Baccalaureate
    • Master’s of Urban Secondary Teaching (Master’s & Teaching License)
    • CSUTeach (Teaching License Only)
  • Graduate

Science

  • Undergraduate
  • Post-Baccalaureate
    • Master’s of Urban Secondary Teaching (Master’s & Teaching License)
    • CSUTeach (Teaching License Only)
  • Graduate

Social Studies

  • Undergraduate
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Graduate

There are two principle routes to Licensure depending on the content specialization. Students interested in obtaining a license in Language Arts Education and Social Studies Education will work directly with the advisors in their content area and the advisors in Education Students Services (ESSC). Students interested in one of the licenses in science or licensure in Mathematics will progress through the CSUTeach program. More information can be obtained from the CSUTeach Office, Department of Teacher Education, Julka Hall 345, 216-687-3709.