Curriculum and Instruction - M.Ed.

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 Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction 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.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus
  • Stark Campus

Accreditation

Physical Education Teacher Education concentration: National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Bachelor's degree1
  • Application essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview (Physical Education Teacher Education concentration only)
  • GRE scores if GPA is below 3.000 (Physical Education Teacher Education concentration only)
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following (effective spring 2018):
    • 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

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.

1

Applicants to the Physical Education Teacher Education concentration who do not have a physical education or related undergraduate degree may be required to complete additional prerequisite courses prior to program admission.

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

Major Requirements
CI 67001FUNDAMENTALS OF CURRICULUM 3
CI 67007CRITICAL REFLECTION IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 2
EVAL 65511RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
Concentrations
Choose from the following:24-34
Minimum Total Credit Hours:32-42

Licensure information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult with their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Curriculum and Teaching Studies concentration

[EH-MED-CI-CTS]

Concentration Requirements
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:9
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: STRATEGIES
CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP
TEACHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TEACHING
CURRICULUM EVALUATION
Curriculum and Instruction Electives, choose from list above or with advisor approval15
Minimum Total Credit Hours:24

English/Language Arts Education concentration

[EH-MED-CI-ELAE]

Concentration Requirements
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:9
THEORY AND PRACTICE IN THE TEACHING OF READING
TEACHING WRITING AS A PROCESS
SURVEY OF YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
SURVEY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING LITERATURE-SECONDARY AND COLLEGE
WRITING ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE
NEW LITERACIES IN PRACTICE
Curriculum and Instruction Electives, choose from list above or with advisor approval15
Minimum Total Credit Hours:24

Mathematics Education concentration

[EH-MED-CI-MTHE]

Concentration Requirements
ADED 52267IMPROVING MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION FOR ADOLESCENT AND ADULT EDUCATION 3
or CI 67224 TEACHING MATHEMATICS USING COMPUTERS AND CALCULATORS
or CI 67226 IMPROVING MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
CI 67225RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 3
CI 67791SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 3
Curriculum and Instruction Electives, choose from list above or with advisor approval15
Minimum Total Credit Hours:24

Middle Childhood Education concentration

[EH-MED-CI-MCED]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67107CURRICULUM AND ORGANIZATION IN THE MIDDLE GRADES 3
CI 67108TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE MIDDLE GRADES 3
HDFS 64027EARLY ADOLESCENCE 3
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:3
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: STRATEGIES
CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP
TEACHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN TEACHING
CURRICULUM EVALUATION
Curriculum and Instruction Electives, choose from list above or with advisor approval12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:24

Physical Education Teacher Education concentration

[EH-MED-CI-PETE]

Concentration Requirements
CI 55051ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS 3
CI 55053ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONTENT 3
CI 55058SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION METHODS 3
CI 55059SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONTENT 3
CI 65025CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT PEDAGOGY - AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE 3
CI 65037ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3
CI 65055CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN SPORT PEDAGOGY 3
CI 65392ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:34

Science Education Concentration

[EH-MED-CI-SCED]

Concentration Requierements
CI 61133ISSUES AND TRENDS IN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE 3
CI 61134RESEARCH TRENDS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION 3
CI 61140CULTURE AND MULTICULTURALISM IN SCIENCE EDUCATION 3
or CI 61141 NATURE OF SCIENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
or CI 67240 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Curriculum and Instruction Electives, choose from list above or with advisor approval15
Minimum Total Credit Hours:24

Social Studies Education concentration

[EH-MED-CI-SSED]

Concentration Requirements
CI 61125ISSUES AND TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION 3
CI 61126RESEARCH IN SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING AND LEARNING 3
CI 61127TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL STUDIES 3
Curriculum and Instruction Electives (advisor approval)15
Minimum Total Credit Hours:24