Online Learning Opportunities in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. For 2017, Kent State is nationally ranked at #72 for Best Online Graduate Education programs by U.S. News & World Report.
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 Teaching Studies and Mathematics Education concentrations are the only concentrations offered online.
The Master of Education degree in Educational Technology prepares students to design, develop and use a variety of technologies in school classrooms, in training facilities or in other educational settings. Students gain core educational technology knowledge and skills and then specialize in an area within the field. The program's Online and Blended Learning Certificate is also offered online. The Computer Technology Endorsement is also offered as a concentration of the M.Ed. or as a non-degree program.
The Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology provides advanced study for students 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.
The Master of Education degree in Evaluation and Measurement develops educators and specialists in the areas of assessment, measurement, research design and program evaluation. The program serves teachers and administrators seeking applied measurement, research and evaluation skills for use in schools (pre-kindergarten to grade 12) and in higher education. The program also serves professionals seeking careers in the areas of evaluation, research and psychometrics.
The Doctor of Education degree in Interprofessional Studies allows for the study of leadership from an interprofessional perspective that is framed around questions of equity, ethics, and social justice to bring about solutions to complex problems of practice. The program prepares leaders who can construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities.
The Master of Education degree in Special Education provides students with advanced understanding of contemporary research and practice issues in special education. The General Special Education concentration is the only concentration offered online and provides a broad focus on special education across all ages and types of student needs. The program's Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate certificate and the Behavioral Intervention Specialist graduate certificate are also offered fully online.
Adapted Physical Education (APE) online graduate endorsement program allows professionally licensed PK-12 physical education teachers to provide APE services (e.g., individual instruction, curriculum development, IEP involvement, APE administration) for students with disabilities in public and private schools.
The Autism Spectrum Intervention Specialist Certification (ASISC) Program is designed for professionals who are involved in the education, assessment, and/or treatment of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. It will provide the skills required to develop effective intervention programs, collaborate effectively on intervention teams, support individuals who are being served within a general education context, and address the needs of families.
The Behavior Intervention Specialist Certificate (BISC) Program is a highly specialized sequence consisting of five courses and one practicum that instills the theoretical orientation and practical application of applied behavior analysis. Completion of the program meets the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst Examination.
Career Based Intervention Program-Endorsement
This Master's-level program provides endorsement to a teaching certificate/license. Instructors combine a web-based classroom with coordinating on-the-job experience. Courses are available online if enrollment permits. NOTE: Courses available on-line for Career Based Intervention are subject to enrollment requirement. Contact the CTTE program coordinator for further information or questions.
The Community College Leadership Certificate is designed to prepare and enhance the skills of administrators, staff, and faculty in community colleges and regional campuses to meet the leadership challenges posed by social, political, and economic changes. It is designed in alignment with the competencies for community college leaders established by the American Association of Community Colleges.
The Computer/Technology Endorsement program is intended for teachers who plan to teach about computer applications in the classroom or who want to assume technology coordinator positions in a school or at the district level. This Endorsement can only be added to an existing teaching license and cannot be obtained independently as a separate licensure.
The early childhood program offers an on-line sequence that allows licensed teachers with the current Ohio PreK-3rd grade license to receive the additional grade 4/5 generalist endorsement. The grade 4/5 endorsement at KSU is nearly 100% online and is delivered over the summer schedule. View handout for more information. Dates of courses vary by year.
The certificate program in Online Learning and Teaching provides current and potential online educators with a strong foundation in how to design and teach online courses.
The reading endorsement is a 'stamp of approval' to teach reading to students in grades PreK-12 in Ohio. The endorsement is granted by the Ohio Department of Education. It is applied to an existing teaching certificate/license. The courses in this endorsement can also be applied to a Master's degree in Reading.
Superintendent Licensure Cohort
The Superintendent's Licensure Cohort is an 18 credit online program designed to prepare future superintendents for leadership in the 21st Century. The cohort features the latest research and theory, combined with an emphasis on practical experience.
This program is a Master's endorsement to teaching license. The Kent State Transition To Work (TTW) endorsement program is for teachers licensed as intervention specialists and vocational educators.
The Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses transfer to most Ohio colleges and universities with a Teacher Education degree program. The four TAG teacher education courses are available online.