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The Early Childhood Education (ECED) program and faculty have a national reputation for their contributions to the field of Early Education. Early childhood education spans birth to age eight. The Ohio license is for teaching children age three to eight, preschool through primary. Our program places a strong emphasis on field experience. With this program, students complete student teaching experiences in both pre-k and grades K-3. The ECED program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and Ohio's State Department of Education. Kent State Universities' Early Childhood program received International Baccalaureate recognition (IB) in the summer of 2012.  In addition to the ECED license in the state of Ohio, the student will receive the IB certificate if they are in the catalog year 2011. Ohio license is recognize by many other states in the U.S. For reciprocity agreements contact the Vacca Office.

ECED Second license and additional endorsement seekers:  PreK-3, Generalist 4/5, and Preponderant (prek) endorsements at the graduate level are available. AN ADVISING prospectus must be created and on file with the Vacca Office, the graduate office, and your advisor in order for us to assist you with receiving the proper credentialing at the end of your coursework. To create a graduate second license or endorsement prospectus please contact jkroege1@kent.edu.

View ECED Frequently Asked Questions

Kent State University is the first university to offer an International Baccalaureate Early Childhood Teaching program. View pictures.

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CONTACT INFORMTION

Undergraduate & M.Ed / M.A.
Master's of Arts in Teaching

Dr. Janice Kroeger
jkroege1@kent.edu
330.672.0617

Enrollment/Application Support
Erin Harwood
eharwood@kent.edu


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