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Curriculum and Instruction - Ed.S., M.Ed. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Department
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

404 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2580
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs/index.cfm

Description

The Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction provides a wide range of graduate study opportunities in progressive curriculum and teaching best practices. The program prepares educators for continuing professional development, education in a multicultural society and leadership for curriculum reform and renewal.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction provides a wide range of graduate study opportunities in progressive curriculum and teaching best practices. The program prepares educators for continuing professional development, education in a multicultural society and leadership for curriculum reform and renewal. It offers six specializations for professional expertise: curriculum and teaching studies, English/language arts education, mathematics education, middle childhood education, science education and social studies education.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Physical Education Teacher Education leads to a multi-age pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 license to teach physical education in Ohio. The program includes field experience components at the elementary and secondary levels, and culminates with a full-semester student teaching experience. Applicants without a physical education or related undergraduate degree might require additional prerequisite courses prior to program admission.

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction prepares scholars for successful careers in college and university setting and produces curriculum leaders for schools and other educational institutions.
 

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement and two letters of recommendation. Admissions into the M.Ed. Physical Education Teacher Education concentration also requires interview and GRE if GPA is below than 3.000. Admission into the Ed.S. also requires GRE and resume or vita.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Admission into the Ph.D. also requires GRE, sample of written work, resume or vita and interview.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

Ed.S.: This program is composed of a minimum of thirty semester hours of planned graduate study beyond the master’s degree and must include a fundamentals of curriculum course (unless waived), an educational foundations course, a research course, and courses in a specialized C&I discipline or area of study. Completion of an appropriate internship experience is recommended.

M.Ed.: This program is composed of a minimum of thirty-two semester hours of planned graduate study.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Ph.D.: This program contains a minimum core of five C&I courses, one foundations course, and two research courses. Doctoral students each design an individualized course of study with the assistance of a supervising prospectus committee, which they organize. The course phase of study culminates with a written and oral comprehensive examination that is created and evaluated by each doctoral student’s prospectus committee. Once doctoral students have passed the comprehensive examination, they organize a dissertation committee, which supervises their dissertation research project. Doctoral students achieve the Ph.D. degree upon successfully defending their dissertation research projects. This culminating peer review process, which is open to the public, formally acknowledges that the doctoral students have established an independent and respected research expertise.

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Culminating Requirements

M.Ed.: Curriculum and Instruction - Physical Education Teacher Education requires student teaching
 

  • Physical Education Teacher Education concentration
 I. CORE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)
Course Title Credits
EVAL 65511 Research in Educational Services 3
CI 67001 Fundamentals of Curriculum 3
 II. SPECIALIZATION OPTION OR CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (26-34 credits)
Physical Education Teacher Education concentration (34 credits)
Students declaring the Physical Education Teacher Education concentration should instead take the requirements listed in the concentration box below. 
Specialization option
CI 67007 Critical Reflection in Curriculum and Instruction 2
  Curriculum and Instruction electives
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 32 credit hours
0-15
Choose from one of the following specializations 9-24
Mathematics Education (9-15 credit hours) 
CI 67225 Research in Mathematics Education (3)  
  67791 Seminar in Mathematics Education (3)  
Choose one or more of the following  
ADED 52267 Improving Mathematics Instruction for ADED (3)  
CI 67224 Teaching Mathematics Using Computers and Calculators (3)  
CI 67226 Improving Mathematics Instruction in Middle Childhood (3)  
Science Education (9-18 credit hours) 
CI 61133 Issues and Trends Science Education (3)  
  61134 Research Trends in Science Education (3)  
Choose one or more of the following  
CI 61140 Culture and Multiculturalism in Science Education (3)  
  61141 Nature of Science in Science Education (3)  
  61142 History and Inquiry in Science Education (3)  
  67240 Introduction to Environmental Education (3)  
Social Studies Education (12 credit hours) 
CI 61125 Issues and Trends in Social Studies Education (3)  
  61126 Research in Social Studies Teaching and Learning (3)  
  61127 Technology and Social Studies (3)  
  67095 Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction (3)  
Curriculum and Teaching Studies (15 credit hours) 
CI 61130 Multicultural Education: Strategies (3)  
  67002 Curriculum Leadership (3)  
  67003 Teacher Education (3)  
  67004 Professional Development in Teaching (3)  
  67010 Curriculum Evaluation (3)  
English/Language Arts Education (9-24 credit hours) 
Choose three or more of the following  
CI 67312 Teaching Writing as a Process (3)  
  67314 Survey of Young Adult Literature (3)  
  67315 Survey of Children's Literature (3)  
  67318 Teaching Drama in the Classroom (3)  
  67337 Theory and Practice of Teaching Literature-Secondary and College (3)  
  67339 Writing Assessment and Response (3)  
  67310 Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Reading (3)  
  67517 New Literacies in Practice (3)  
Middle Childhood Education (12 credit hours) 
CI 67107 Curriculum and Organization in the Middle Grades (3)  
  67108 Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades (3)  
HDFS 64027 Early Adolescence (3)  
Choose one the following:  
CI 61130 Multicultural Education: Strategies (3)  
  67002 Curriculum Leadership (3)  
  67003 Teacher Education (3)  
  67004 Professional Development in Teaching (3)  
  67010 Curriculum Evaluation (3)  
TOTAL 32-40

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

 

 

Physical Education Teacher Education concentration

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (34 credits)
Course Title Credits
CI 55051 Elementary School Physical Education Methods 3
  55053 Elementary School Physical Education Content 3
  55058 Secondary School Physical Education Methods 3
  55059 Secondary School Physical Education Content 3
  65055 Curriculum Development in Sport Pedagogy 3
  65392 Advanced Practicum in Physical Education 10
  65592 Internship in Motor Development (1-12) 3
  67330 Reading in Content Areas 3
ELS 65025 Contemporary Issues in Sport Pedagogy 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 34

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.