Early Childhood Education
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 of Student Services.

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 of Student Services, the Office of Graduate Student Services, 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.

ADDITIONAL LICENSES AND ENDORSEMENTS

Degree Offerings

News

TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016

Congratulations to Teresa Cianchetti on being named Ohio Teacher of the Year, 2016!  Read about Teresa's achievements.

IB CertificateINTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING

Kent State University is the first university to offer an International Baccalaureate Early Childhood Teaching program. Read how Kent State education graduates bring extra clout into classrooms and view the photo gallery.

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Contact Information

Dr. Janice Kroeger
Graduate Coordinator
Ph.D., M.Ed., Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Coordinator

330-672-0617
jkroege1@kent.edu

Melanie Kidder-Brown
Undergraduate Coordinator
330-672-2580
mirvine@kent.edu

Erin Harwood
Graduate Advisor
eharwood@kent.edu