Graduate Program ILA:AYA
Upon completion of the undergraduate degree program in the College of Liberal Arts with a B.A. degree in English: Language Arts Education, students have the option of completing the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and licensure degree in the College of Education and Human Services. After successfully completing this fifth year of study at Wright State University, students will receive licensure from the Ohio Department of Education and a Master's in Education, and will be eligible to teach ILA:AYA. NOTE: WSU is a graduate licensure program. The graduate year earns students licensure and the M.Ed.
Applying to WSU Graduate Program of Studies
Students are advised to attend one of the Student Services meetings regarding the application process, or visit 378Allyn for an advising appointment.
Students must complete two applications, in addition to other requirements to complete the application process:
One for the College of Education Teacher Education Program (AYA:ILA) [Paper Application],
and one for the School of Graduate Studies [Paper Application]. Often the School of Graduate Studies holds Open Houses, at which you may apply for graduate programs with the fee waived.
Follow the instructions for both applications.
Students must be accepted into both programs in order to begin their fifth year of study.
Students should check Application Deadlines on the CEHS Website.
In addition, the PRAXIS Principles of Learning and Teaching is required to obtain an Ohio license: WSU candidates take this test during the graduate year.
If you should have any further questions contact Chris Murphy (email@example.com) or any of the advisors in the Student Services office in 378 Allyn.
Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program Opportunity
The Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program will identify students who are considering completing the WSU College of Education & Human Services (CEHS) graduate level program, and have at least a 3.0 accumulative grade point average as an undergraduate (as calculated by the School of Graduate Studies). Scholarship eligibility emphasizes minority status, to enhance opportunity for under-represented groups; however, students with exceptionally strong academic records (minimum of 3.5 GPA) will be considered regardless of status of representation. Candidates that are under-represented and meet the academic strength criteria of a 3.5 or better GPA will be considered "top tier" candidates who can qualify for full awards. Partial awards will be considered for candidates who are not defined as "top tier." See the CEHS website for more information on deadlines and how to apply.
ILA [AYA] Course Load
Licensure to teach a single subject: Integrated Language Arts/English and Master of Education (M.Ed.)
This program is designed for three semesters of full-time study and internship, beginning with the Summer A session. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, meet content requirements, and pass Praxis II English Language, Literature, and Composition examination (#10041). Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing the Praxis II exam in Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 (#30524), candidates are eligible for a Resident Educator License Adolescent to Young Adult Education license in Integrated Language Arts (#050145).