Adolescent/Young Adult Licensure

Add an AYA license to your degree



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


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


Our AYA 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 5 specific graduate courses to any of these content areas to earn your Master of Arts in Education!


Interested in talking to a professor?  Contact Dr. Kim Forget, forget@findlay.edu, 419-434-6986.