School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
The School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies is housed in White Hall and supports programs in Adolescent & Young Adult Education, Career Technical Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Childhood Education and Physical Education.

TLCS Programs

ECED

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.

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MCED

Middle Childhood Education

We offer several licensure and non-licensure programs in Middle Childhood Education (MCED) to prepare teachers for grades 4 through 9 (ages 8 to 14), at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The MCED licensure program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Ohio State Department of Education.

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ADED

Adolescent & Young Adult Education

The Undergraduate program in ADED is fully accredited to provide teacher licensure in eight major academic areas: Earth Science, Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science, Integrated Social Studies, Life Sciences, Life Science/Chemistry, and Physical Sciences.

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Career Technical Teacher Education

The Career and Technical Education program (CTTE) offers comprehensive bachelor and master degrees and educational services for the Career Technical education community of Northeast Ohio. 

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Literacy Education

Our program prepares educators to teach students at all ages, preK-12, in general education and reading specific instructional situations. We focus on students who progress typically and those who are struggling to read.

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MAT group Sept 2016

Master of Arts in Teaching

The MAT program is a graduate-level program designed to meet a growing need for highly qualified high school teachers, grades 7-12, and multi-age teachers (pre-K through grade 12). This accelerated program is offered to promising bachelor's degree holders who were not education majors and now desire to become teachers.

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Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

The Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) program offers advanced study in the areas of theory, research, development, application, and evaluation. Our Master of Education (M.Ed.) program prepares students to obtain a teaching license. Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) prepares students to take positions as school teachers, and the Doctor of Philosophy program prepares students for a wide range of possibilities in higher education employment.

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PE

Physical Education

The Physical Education program is among the best physical education teacher licensure programs in the United States. The purpose of the program is to prepare teachers and professionals to promote high quality physical education and physical activity programs for children, youth, and community members.

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Contact Information

Dr. Alexa Sandmann
School Director
404 White Hall
330-672-2580 (phone)
330-672-3246 (fax)
asandman@kent.edu