College of Education, Health and Human Services

Preschool children learning sign language (free stock photo) Ohio, like many states, suffers from a teacher shortage, especially in early childhood education and special education. The Buckeye State also is in need of more school psychologists, analysts say. It’s fortunate, then, that the United States Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs just awarded a million-dollar grant to two...

Karl Kosko, Ph.D., and his colleagues use virtual reality goggles and 360 videos to help train future teachers. A trio of Kent State University researchers has landed a large federal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to apply a novel video technology to train future teachers. The agency recently awarded a three-year, $1.48 million grant to Karl Kosko, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education; Richard Ferdig, PhD., professor of...

A man in a chef Science is complex, and it’s difficult to discuss it with children under the best circumstances; it’s even more difficult when they are hungry.   Two Kent State University researchers may have cooked up a way to solve both of those problems, and the National Science Foundation just awarded them a three-year, $1.3 million grant to determine...

Kent State Department of Geology graduate student Kortney Cole shows Schumacher Elementary School sixth grader students how to collect soil samples. Studies suggest that the most effective way to demonstrate the value of science is putting it to work in local communities in a way that has an immediate and obvious impact. Bridget Mulvey, Ph.D., associate professor of science education in the College of Education, Health and Human Services; and David Singer, Ph.D., associate professor in the...

Kent State Department of Geology graduate student Kortney Cole shows Schumacher Elementary School sixth grader students how to collect soil samples. Studies suggest that the most effective way to demonstrate the value of science is putting it to work in local communities in a way that has an immediate and obvious impact. Bridget Mulvey, Ph.D., associate professor of science education in the College of Education, Health and Human Services; and David Singer, Ph.D., associate professor in the...

Thomas Grace and Sara Abou Rashed will speak at Kent State Student activism and giving voice to students will be the topics of two keynote speakers who are headlining the upcoming 2019 Educators Summit at Kent State University titled “May 4, 1970 Then & Now: Voices for Change.”   The summit will usher in a year of programming and events commemorating the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when...

Kent State Florence is the location of the symposium being held June 21-23, 2019. Educators from across the globe will convene at Kent State University’s Florence campus June 21-23 for an international symposium where participants will use design innovation principles to create a framework for the future of education. The symposium, Re-Designing Education to Shape a Better World, will bring together 40 thought leaders from the...

An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University faculty seeks to improve educational opportunities in Nigeria thanks to a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant. An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University faculty will participate in a $13.3 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve educational outcomes for Nigerian children. The USAID grant has been awarded to American University of Nigeria with partners Kent State and Columbia University for the three-year...

In its 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kent State University in the top 100 of Best Graduate Education Schools. In its 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kent State University in the top 100 of Best Graduate Education Schools.   Kent State ranks 93rd in the country in the Best Graduate Education Schools ranking, improving 15 spots from last year’s ranking of 108th.   “We are very excited to see our U.S. News...

Students (left to right) Meredith Paskert, Hyunjae Jeong. Alfred Shaker, Xiangxu Lin test the VR equipment An interdisciplinary team of Kent State University professors has come together to explore the different ways virtual reality (VR) technology can help those with developmental and cognitive impairments. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, people with disabilities are among the most sedentary population in the U.S., and people with...