Department of Teacher Education

CSUteach -Adolescent Young Adult Education Licensure (Grades 7 – 12)


The CSUteach Program at Cleveland State University is based on a professional, collaborative, integrative, clinical model for teacher preparation that results in student-focused teacher licensure training.

The CSUteach Program prepares candidates for teaching children in adolescent to young adult (AYA), grades 7-12 (licensure in integrated language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, or mathematics/physics) and multi-age, K-12 (licensure in foreign language – Spanish, French) at both the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate levels. The program includes concentrated study in Biology, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, French, Mathematics, Social Studies, Spanish, or Physics. Undergraduates will earn a degree in their field (from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences or College of Science and Health Professions) plus a license in four years and post baccalaureates can earn a license to teach grades K-12 or 7-12 in two years.

From their first semester, students are engaged in teaching grades K-12 or 7-12. CSUteach prepares candidates who are highly effective and qualified to teach in high needs schools and districts. Candidates will participate in a course of study with more than 630 hours of clinical experience. CSUteach partners with urban classrooms within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and the greater Cleveland area.

The curriculum focuses on the nature and needs of adolescent to young adults as they particularly relate to the design, delivery, and evaluation of culturally and developmentally responsive instruction. Throughout the program, the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills is aided by reflective practice and inquiry. To that end, the observation of middle and high school students and settings accompanies relevant study, is followed by on-site practice, and culminates in supervised teaching apprenticeships.


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