Programs | School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences | Kent State University

Counselor Education and Supervision

The Counselor Education and Supervision program focuses on two areas at the master's degree level: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. A doctoral degree (Ph.D.) is offered in Counselor Education and Supervision. The CES faculty members are advocates for the counseling profession and are affiliated with the American Counseling Association.

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Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology is a field for those interested in the application of psychological principles to learning and instruction. It encompasses a variety of different disciplines, including cognitive psychology, human development, and learning theory. Students are exposed to the latest research findings regarding how people learn most effectively and efficiently. They also apply these principles to the design of instruction, and study how to most accurately assess different types of learning.

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Human Development & Family Studies

The baccalaureate degree program in Human Development and Family Studies provides students with an understanding of human development and family relationships across the lifespan. The HDFS curriculum prepares graduates for professional careers related to working with children, youth, adults and families in social and human service settings.

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Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology (ITEC) program offers a variety of graduate programs that can advance your career. In this technological era, the possibilities are endless when combining your passion and potential into a life-long career.

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Rehabilitation Counseling

Rehabilitation focuses on assisting persons with both physical and mental disabilities and covers areas of vocational, psychological, social, and medical.Rehabilitation Counselors are trained at the master's level and several undergraduate rehabilitation services programs also exist, but entering the discipline requires graduate level education and earning a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

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School Psychology

The graduate program in School Psychology prepares professional school psychologists to work as leaders in applied practice in education and mental health settings. Both the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs offer extensive training and fieldwork aimed at producing highly trained practitioners who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to enhance the academic and mental health competence of all children and youth.

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Special Education

The Special Education program is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s teachers of exceptional learners. We offer both undergraduate and graduate programs, including advanced degrees such as the Educational Specialist or Doctor of Philosophy. We also offer licensure and certificate programs through the Ohio Department of Education which you can take while seeking a degree or as a non-degree student if you have the appropriate existing qualifications. Pursing a degree or licensure/certification in the field of special education is a rewarding and promising career choice.

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