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Early Childhood Education

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.

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Middle Childhood Education

We offer several licensure and non-licensure programs in Middle Childhood Education (MCED) to prepare teachers for grades 4 through 9 (ages 8 to 14), 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.

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Adolescent & Young Adult Education

The ADED program dates back to the early years of the university. Our faculty includes full-time college and adjunct professors with recent 7-12 teaching experience. Our program prepares students for careers as educators for grades 7-12.

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Alternative Licensure Professional Development Institute

The Alternative Licensure Professional Development Institute (ALPDI) at Kent State serves new teachers who completed the Ohio Department of Education requirements for an Alternative Resident Educator License. These teachers have four years to complete 15-18 credit hours, depending on their area of licensure, from a state-approved professional development institute. The Kent State ALPDI program addresses the requirements for this advancement by providing professional education coursework to prepare teachers in the principles and practices of teaching, student development and learning, assessment procedures, curriculum development, classroom management and teaching methodology.

Applicants must have successfully completed the Intensive Pedagogical Training Institute (IPTI) or an Alternative Resident Educator Institute (AREI) and have been issued an Alternative Resident Educators License.

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Master of Arts in Teaching

The 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 5 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.

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The 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.

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Career Technical Teacher Education

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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Physical Education

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 2 minors, and places a strong emphasis on field experience, internships and professional development opportunities across all degree options.

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Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

The Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology (SEPP) program offers those preparing for careers as coaches, sport practitioners and sport administrators the knowledge of psychological theory and skills development to enhance human behavior in sport and exercise settings and artistic performance. The discipline explores social-psychological concepts such as self-confidence, anxiety or burnout, and shows how these concepts often impact athletes in a sport environment or influence artistic performers. The SEPP major prepares students with essential understanding of sport performance and ethical practice to work in a wide range of sport-related fields, such as coaching, mental conditioning or sport specialists.

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Curriculum & Instruction

The C&I program offers advanced study in the areas of theory, research, development, application, and evaluation. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is a professional development degree that strives to enhance each student's career aspirations, which are frequently tied to a future employment objective. Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) prepares students to take positions as school teachers, and the Doctor of Philosophy program prepares students for a wide range of possibilities in higher education employment.

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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:

  • the master’s degree in education (M.Ed.) in Educational Technology
  • an undergraduate Minor, and a Certificate, in Teaching and Learning with Technology
  • the Computer/Technology Endorsement and Computer Science Endorsement (to be added to an existing teaching license)
  • the Online and Blended Learning and Teaching Certificate
  • a doctoral concentration in Educational Technology as part of the Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction

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Literacy Education

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

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