College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Contact Information

  • Program Coordinator: Karen Kritzer | (Deaf Education concentration) | kkritzer@kent.edu |
    330-672-2294
  • Sanna Harjusola-Webb | (Early Childhood Intervention Specialist and Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs concentrations) | shwebb@kent.edu | 330-672-0585
    Ching I Chen | (Early Childhood Intervention Specialist and Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs concentrations) | cchen46 | 330-672-2294
    Sloane Burgess | (General Special Education concentration) |  sburges8@kent.edu | 330-672-0160
    Pena Bedesem | (Mild/Moderate Educational Needs concentration) | pbedesem@kent.edu |
    330-672-6332
    Rob Cimera | (Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs and Transition to Work concentrations) | rcimera@kent.edu | 330-672-2294
  • Chat with an Admissions Counselor

Fully Offered

  • Online (General Special Education concentration only)
  • Kent Campus

Admission Terms

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer

Examples of Possible Careers*

Community and social service specialists, all other

  • 11.7% much faster than the average
  • 105,200 number of jobs
  • $46,770 potential earnings

Social and community service managers

  • 17.0% much faster than the average
  • 175,500 number of jobs
  • $69,600 potential earnings

Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

  • 2.9% slower than the average
  • 193,000 number of jobs
  • $60,620 potential earnings

Special education teachers, middle school

  • 2.6% slower than the average
  • 84,700 number of jobs
  • $61,820 potential earnings

Special education teachers, preschool

  • 8.3% much faster than the average
  • 23,000 number of jobs
  • $61,400 potential earnings

Special education teachers, secondary school

  • 3.2% about as fast as the average
  • 143,000 number of jobs
  • $62,320 potential earnings

*Note

Source of occupation titles and labor data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.