Why pursue an education degree and Ohio licensure at Kent State? We prepare pre-service teachers to nurture students for the 21st century, focusing not only on teaching the needed skills, but also on developing a keen awareness of how to do so in a global community.

In addition, graduate programs in literacy, educational technology and curriculum studies support in-service educators as they pursue leadership positions within the wider educational community through master’s and doctoral degrees. TLC faculty are passionate about fostering “next generation” educators who are kind, knowledgeable, and committed to their students and their well-being.

Please enjoy exploring our many degree options, and please contact the appropriate Program Coordinator if you have any questions. You are most welcome here.


  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Initial Licensure): Early Childhood

    Master of Arts in Teaching (Initial Licensure): Early Childhood

    The Master of Arts in Teaching: Early Childhood 18-month intensive program is for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree in another subject area and who are interested in becoming certified to teach Preschool through Grade 5 in Ohio.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education

    Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education

    The MAT: Secondary Education is a graduate-level program that prepares teacher candidates for initial licensure in Ohio and many other states. The program accepts candidates interested in teaching Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies in grades 7-12; it also prepares multi-age teachers (pre-K through 12) in Art, Dance, Foreign Language and Health.

Contact Information

Dr. George Kamberelis
School Director
404 White Hall
330-672-2580 (phone)
330-672-3246 (fax)