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Curriculum and Instruction - M.Ed.

The Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is a professional development degree that strives to enhance each student's career aspirations, which are frequently tied to a future employment objective. Each M.Ed. student works closely with an advisor to address individual professional development goals. Professional teaching experience is not necessary to apply.

The M.Ed. program does not prepare students for state licensure. For graduate-level programs that prepare teacher candidates for initial licensure in Ohio and many other states, please see our Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education and/or our Early Childhood Education M.A.T. programs.

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The C&I M.Ed. is organized into seven concentrations (e.g., Mathematics Education). Each concentration has a specific coordinator whose contact information is provided below under our quick links. A link to the program of study (i.e., prospectus) for each concentration is also provided below.

In planning your program of study, you may refer to the Kent State Course Catalog (for course descriptions); the Schedule of Classes (viewable only); and our three-year Core Courses Schedule and the Research, Measurement & Statistics (RMS) 4-Year Schedule, both of which are available on request (please email kmurph15@kent.edu).

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Program Information

Program Description

Full Description

The Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction provides a wide range of graduate study opportunities in progressive, research-based curriculum and teaching practices. The program prepares educators for continuing professional development, education in a multicultural society and leadership for curriculum reform and renewal.

The Curriculum and Instruction major comprises the following concentrations:

  • Curriculum and Teaching Studies
  • English/Language Arts Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle Childhood Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Studies Education

The concentrations do not lead to teacher education licensure or endorsement.

Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning one of the following:1
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL iBT score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 DET score

The Secondary Education concentration does not allow direct admission; students may enter only with a change of major initiated by their faculty advisor. This concentration is for students who have completed the coursework for the M.A.T. degree in Secondary Education but who have not completed the teacher licensure requirements.

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International applicants who do not meet the above test scores may be considered for conditional admission.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Spring Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Summer Term
    • Rolling admissions
Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Educate in multicultural settings.
  2. Function as professional leaders for curriculum reform and renewal.
  3. Demonstrate the disposition and skills for continuing professional development.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
CI 67001FUNDAMENTALS OF CURRICULUM 3
CI 67002CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP 3
RMS 65511RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
Concentrations
Choose from the following:21-22
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30-31

Curriculum and Teaching Studies Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:9
CI 61130
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: STRATEGIES
CI 67003
TEACHER EDUCATION
CI 67004
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TEACHING
CI 67010
CURRICULUM EVALUATION
Curriculum and Instruction Electives, choose from list above or with advisor approval12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21

English/Language Arts Education Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:9
CI 67310
THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE TEACHING OF READING
CI 67312
TEACHING WRITING AS A PROCESS
CI 67314
SURVEY OF YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
CI 67339
WRITING ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE
CI 67517
NEW LITERACIES IN PRACTICE
Curriculum and Instruction Electives, choose from list above or with advisor approval12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21

Mathematics Education Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
ADED 52267IMPROVING MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION FOR ADOLESCENT AND ADULT EDUCATION 3
or CI 67224 TEACHING MATHEMATICS USING COMPUTERS AND CALCULATORS
or CI 67226 IMPROVING MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
CI 67225RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 3
CI 67791SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 3
Curriculum and Instruction Electives, choose from the following:12
ADED 52267
IMPROVING MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION FOR ADOLESCENT AND ADULT EDUCATION
CI 67224
TEACHING MATHEMATICS USING COMPUTERS AND CALCULATORS
CI 67226
IMPROVING MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
Other Curriculum and Instruction courses with advisor approval
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21

Middle Childhood Education Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
CI 61130MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: STRATEGIES 3
or CI 67003 TEACHER EDUCATION
or CI 67004 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TEACHING
or CI 67010 CURRICULUM EVALUATION
CI 67107CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN THE MIDDLE GRADES 3
CI 67108TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE MIDDLE GRADES 3
HDF 64027EARLY ADOLESCENCE 3
Curriculum and Instruction Electives, choose from the following:9
CI 61130
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: STRATEGIES
CI 67003
TEACHER EDUCATION
CI 67004
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TEACHING
CI 67010
CURRICULUM EVALUATION
Other Curriculum and Instruction courses with advisor approval
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21

Science Education Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requierements
CI 61133ISSUES AND TRENDS IN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE 3
CI 61134RESEARCH TRENDS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION 3
CI 61140CULTURE AND MULTICULTURALISM IN SCIENCE EDUCATION 3
or CI 61141 NATURE OF SCIENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
or CI 67240 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Curriculum and Instruction Electives, choose from the following:12
CI 61140
CULTURE AND MULTICULTURALISM IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
CI 61141
NATURE OF SCIENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
CI 67240
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Other Curriculum and Instruction courses with advisor approval
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21

Social Studies Education Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
CI 61125ISSUES AND TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION 3
CI 61126RESEARCH IN SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING AND LEARNING 3
CI 61127TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL STUDIES 3
Curriculum and Instruction Electives (with advisor approval)12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21

Secondary Education Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements
ADED 62145PRINCIPLES OF SECONDARY TEACHING 3
ADED 62191SEMINAR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 1-2
ADED 67147TEACHING ADOLESCENTS IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL CULTURE 3
CULT 65530FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES 3
EPSY 68901PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION 3
SPED 53062CURRICULUM METHODS MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION 3
Subject Area Requirements6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:22
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • Fully online (Curriculum and Teaching Studies, Mathematics Education concentrations)
    • Mostly online (Curriculum and Teaching Studies, English/Language Arts Education, Mathematics Education, Middle Childhood Education, Science Education and Social Studies concentrations)
    • In person (Secondary Education concentration)
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Admission to the C&I M.Ed. Program

Admission decisions are made throughout the year on a rolling basis. Please be advised that while applications to the C&I M.Ed. are accepted all year, to ensure an application is reviewed for fall admission, an applicant should have all required admissions paperwork completed and submitted before March 31st.

Once an application file is completed, it is forwarded to the C&I M.Ed. Program for review by faculty members and an admission decision is made.

If you have questions about any of the entrance requirements, please visit the Graduate Admissions website, email gradadmissions@kent.edu, or call 330-672-2444.


Course of Study

Upon entry into the program, each M.Ed. student is assigned an initial degree advisor. Once familiar with the C&I faculty, the student chooses a more permanent advisor or co-advisors. An individualized program of study (i.e., prospectus) is completed with the advisor or co-advisors. The prospectus lists the required courses for the specialization or concentration.

If you are planning to transfer in credit from another college or university, please consult your advisor or the program coordinator for the policy on transferring credit.


Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Education teachers, postsecondary

4.8%

about as fast as the average

77,300

number of jobs

$65,440

potential earnings

Instructional coordinators

5.9%

faster than the average

192,900

number of jobs

$66,970

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.

 

Additional Master's Graduate Degrees

Within the School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies there are master's level graduate programs available in other areas related to teaching and learning. Here is a list of these programs, with links to degree websites and coordinators' contact information. The coordinators can provide more details regarding each degree.

Early Childhood Education: M.Ed. and MAT
Dr. Julia Stoll: jastoll@kent.edu | 330-672-0992

Educational Technology: M.Ed. (100% online)
Dr. Chia-Ling Kuo: ckuo@kent.edu | 330-672-0599

Reading Specialization: M.Ed.
Dr. Lori Wilfong: lgkrug@kent.edu | 330-672-2580

Career Technical Teacher Education: M.Ed.
Dr. Davison Mupinga: dmupinga@kent.edu | 330-672-0676

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT): Secondary Education
Dr. Lisa Testa: etesta@kent.edu | 330-672-0647

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Faculty Contacts

  • Dr. Scott Courtney (C&I Program Coordinator; Curriculum and Teaching Studies and Mathematics Education): scourtn5@kent.edu | 330-672-2580
  • Dr. Kristine Pytash (English/Language Arts Education): kpytash@kent.edu | 330-672-0641
  • Dr. Danielle Gruhler (Middle Childhood Education): dgruhler@kent.edu | 330-672-6517
  • Dr. Lisa Borgerding (Science Education): ldonnell@kent.edu | 330-672-0614
  • Dr. Lisa Testa (Secondary Education): etesta@kent.edu | 330-672-0647
  • Dr. Todd Hawley (Social Studies Education): thawley1@kent.edu | 330-672-0670