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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