Curriculum & Instruction Studies | Kent State University

Curriculum & Instruction Studies

The Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) 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. This degree can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

The degree provides a wide range of graduate study opportunities in progressive, research-based curriculum and teaching practices. The program prepares educators for continuing professional development, education in a multicultural society and leadership for curriculum reform and renewal.

The major comprises the following concentrations:

  • Curriculum and Teaching Studies
  • English/Language Arts Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle Childhood Education
  • Physical Education Teacher Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education

The concentrations do not lead to teacher education licensure or endorsement with the exception of the Physical Education Teacher Education concentration. The Physical Education Teacher Education concentration may lead to a multi-age pre-kindergarten through grade 12 license to teach physical education in Ohio. The program includes field experience components at the elementary and secondary levels, and culminates with a full-semester student teaching experience.

Degree Information & Application


Shelly Heron, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
403 Main Hall