Additional Licensure | Kent State University

Additional Licensure

Additional Licensure programs are for those who already hold a teaching license through the Ohio Department of Education.

Kent State University's College of Education, Health, and Human Services offers both undergraduate level and graduate level programs for those seeking additional licensure.

Students can earn additional licensure through the following program options:

Option 1 - Post-Undergraduate, Non-degree - complete licensure requirements only, no degree earned
  • American Sign Language with Education minor (preK-12)
  • Art Education (preK-12)
  • Early Childhood Education (preK-3)
  • Earth Science (7-12)
  • Foreign Language (French, German, Latin, and Spanish) (preK-12)
  • Health and Physical Education (preK-12)
  • Integrated Language Arts (7-12)
  • Integrated Mathematics (7-12)
  • Integrated Science (7-12)
  • Integrated Social Studies (7-12)
  • Life Science (7-12)
  • Life Science/Chemistry (7-12)
  • Middle Childhood Education (4-9)
  • Music Education (preK-12)
  • Physical Education (preK-12)
    • Health and Physical Education concentration
    • Physical Education Teacher Education concentration
  • Physical Science (Chemistry/Physics) (7-12)
  • School Health Education (preK-12)
    • Health and Physical Education concentration
  • Special Education
    • American Sign Language/English Interpreter (non-teaching licensure for interpreters interested in working in school settings)
  • Deaf Education (preK-12)
  • Mild to Moderate (K-12)
  • Moderate to Intensive (K-12)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (preK-12)
OPTION 2 - GRADUATE, NON-DEGREE - Complete Licensure requirements only, no degree earned
  • Special Education Graduate, Non-Degree programs
    • American Sign Language/English Interpreter (non-teaching licensure for interpreters interested in working in school settings)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (Early Childhood Intervention Specialist licensure - preK -3)
  • Deaf Education (preK-12)
  • Mild to Moderate (K-12)
  • Moderate to Intensive (K-12)
OPTION 3 - GRADUATE, DEGREE Seeking - complete licensure requirements and earn a graduate degree at the same time
  • Curriculum and Instruction degree program with:
    • a concentration in Physical Education Teacher Education - Physical Education Licensure (preK-12)
    • an emphasis in Middle Childhood  - Middle Childhood Education licensure (4-9)
  • Health Education and Promotion degree program with concentration in School Health Licensure
    • School Health Education Licensure (preK-12)
  • Instructional Technology degree program with concentration in Computer Technology
    • Computer Technology Endorsement
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • ​Earth Sciences
    • Foreign Language (French, German, Latin, and Spanish)
    • Dance
    • Health
    • Life Sciences
    • Life Sciences / Chemistry
    • Music
    • Chemistry / Physics (Physical Science)
    • English / Language Arts (Integrated Language Arts)
    • Integrated Mathematics
    • Integrated Sciences
    • Integrated Social Studies
    • Visual Arts (Art Education)
  • Special Education (Intervention Specialist licensures)
    • American Sign Language/English Interpreter (non-teaching licensure for interpreters interested in working in school settings)
    • Early Childhood Special Education (Early Childhood Intervention Specialist licensure - preK -3)
    • Deaf Education (preK-12)
    • Mild to Moderate (K-12)
    • Moderate to Intensive (K-12)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (preK-12)