School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

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.

TLC Honors Students



Adolescent and Young Adult Education
Career Technical Teacher Education

Debbie GanyardTeaching high school career-technical programs
CTTE is one of a small number of teacher education programs in Ohio designed to prepare teachers as educators primarily in Ohio Schools in Career-Technical Programs. The program offers Associate of Science and Master's degrees, the Career-Technical Alternative Resident Educator License, and the Career Based Intervention Endorsement Program.
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Curriculum and Instruction

Teaching Early Childhood through Secondary Education
The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) program area offers graduate degree programs intended for those pursuing intensive advanced study in personally relevant curriculum and teaching areas.

Early Childhood Education
Educational Technology
Literacy Education
Middle Childhood Education

Middle Childhood teacher candidates at Family Math Night, Litchfield Middle SchoolTeaching grades 4 - 9  (ages 8 - 14)
We offer several licensure and non-licensure programs in Middle Childhood Education (MCED), 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.

Physical Education Teacher Education

Outdoor Education classTeaching grades preK-12
The physical education program is among the best in the United States in preparing teachers who exemplify best practices in the PK-12 setting and professionals who promote high quality physical activity opportunities for individuals across the lifespan. The program offers 3 undergraduate degrees, 2 graduate degrees, 1 endorsement, and 1 minor, and places a strong emphasis on field experience, internships and professional development opportunities across all degree options.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Children playing with science conceptsThe Early Childhood MAT program is for those individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree in another subject area and who are interested in becoming certified to teach Preschool through Grade 3 in the state of Ohio. It is an 18-month intensive, 5-semester program in which you attend classes during Summer I, Fall, Spring, Summer I, and Fall, and graduate in December.

Learn more about the Early Childhood MAT program

MAT cohort, Fall 2016The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education program 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. Additionally, the program prepares multi-age teachers (pre-K through 12) in Art, Dance, Foreign Language, and Health. This program offers two tracks: One is an accelerated 11-month program, and the other is a part-time two-year program.

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education program

Contact Information

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

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