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.


Adolescent and Young Adult Education

Teaching grades 7 - 12
The Adolescent and Young Adult Education (ADED) program dates back to the early years of the university. Our faculty includes full-time college and adjunct faculty with recent 7-12 teaching experience.

Career Technical Teacher Education

Teaching 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.
Gainful Employment Disclosure (PDF): Undergraduate / Graduate

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

Teaching preschool through grade 5
The ECED program and faculty have a national reputation for their contributions to the field of Early Education. Our program places a strong emphasis on field experience: With this program, students complete student teaching experiences in both pre-k and grades K-5.

Educational Technology

The Educational Technology (ETEC) program offers a variety of graduate programs to advance your career in using technology, broadly defined, for learning and teaching.
Gainful Employment Disclosure for Online and Blended Learning Certificate (PDF)

Literacy Education

Teaching grades K-12
Our program prepares educators to teach literacy in K-12 settings.

Middle Childhood Education

Teaching 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 & Sport Performance

Teaching grades PK-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 degree concentrations, 2 graduate degrees, 1 endorsement, and 2 minors, and places a strong emphasis on field experience, internships and professional development opportunities across all degree options.

  • 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.

  • 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. Martha Lash
Interim School Director
404 White Hall
330-672-2580 (phone)
330-672-3246 (fax)

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