Curriculum and Instruction - Ed.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
404 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2580
www.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs


Description

The Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction provides a wide range of graduate study opportunities in progressive, research-based curriculum and teaching practices. The program provides educators with advanced professional development beyond the master's degree for those who wish to become university educators or to hold leadership positions in areas of curriculum, supervision and teacher education.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Recommended minimum 3.250 graduate GPA
  • GRE with recommended minimum 50th percentile score
  • Application essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or vita

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education website.

Effective for spring 2018, admission criteria will be the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Recommended minimum 3.250 graduate GPA
  • Application essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or vita
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Educate in multicultural settings.
  2. Function as professional leaders for curriculum reform and renewal.
  3. Demonstrate the disposition and skills for continuing professional development.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements
CI 77001FUNDAMENTALS OF CURRICULUM 13
Research Elective3
Foundation Elective3
Additional Courses 221
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30
1

Students who completed this course as part of their master's degree do not need to retake the course. However, they will need to still meet the minimum 30 credit hours for the Ed.S. degree.

2

It is recommended that Ed.S. students complete an internship as part of their course work, in consultation with their advisor(s). If CI 77001 is included in the student's prospectus, a minimum of seven additional courses must be taken, if CI 77001 is not included in this prospectus, a minimum of eight additional courses must be taken.