Ed. S. Program

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction provides a wide range of graduate study opportunities in progressive, research-based curriculum and teaching practices. The program provides educators with advanced professional development beyond the master's degree for those who wish to become university educators or to hold leadership positions in areas of curriculum, supervision, and teacher education. The program of study (i.e., prospectus) for the Ed.S. is provided at the link below:

Ed.S. Prospectus (PDF)


Admission to the C&I Ed.S. Program

Admission decisions are made throughout the year on a rolling basis. Please be advised that while applications to the C&I Ed.S. are accepted all year, to ensure an application is reviewed for admission, an applicant should have submitted all required admissions paperwork before the dates below:

  • Fall semester – July 15
  • Spring semester – November 15
  • Summer term – April 15  (Note: We do not accept international students during the summer term.)

If you have questions about any of the entrance requirements, please visit the Graduate Admissions website, email gradadmissions@kent.edu, or call 330-672-2444.


Entrance Requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum 3.250 graduate GPA is recommended)
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé or vita
  • Application essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    Minimum 77 MELAB score
    Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    Minimum 58 PTE score
    Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score

Apply Online

For more information on Ed.S. and the Curriculum & Instruction program contact:
Dr. Scott Courtney
scourtn5@kent.edu
330-672-0657