College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studieswww.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs
About This Program
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education program is designed for individuals who are passionate about teaching and inspiring the next generation of students. With a focus on hands-on experiences, you'll gain the skills needed to develop engaging lesson plans, manage classroom dynamics and facilitate student learning. Read more...
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*
Education teachers, postsecondary
- 4.8% about as fast as the average
- 77,300 number of jobs
- $65,440 potential earnings
Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education
- 3.8% about as fast as the average
- 1,050,800 number of jobs
- $62,870 potential earnings
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes 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.
For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Essay (1,000 words) explaining desire to teach
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
- Content evaluation (to be completed before applying)
- Two letters of recommendation
- 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
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo English score
Applicants will be assessed holistically, considering academic credentials, academic or professional references, non-academic dimensions and other specific program criteria.
- Summer Term
- Priority deadline: January 15
Applications submitted by this deadline will receive the strongest consideration for admission.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Implement current learning theories in the classroom.
- Demonstrate continued professional development.
- Understand the scope and sequence of curriculum in their content area for grades seven to 12.
- Use reflection on teaching as a tool for improving teaching and student learning.
- Incorporate the appropriate use of technology in classroom lessons to increase student learning.
- Demonstrate how schools work and how support staff, parents and the community can be utilized to foster and improve their future students' success.
- Recognize the importance of planning that incorporate national and state standards for their content area.
- Develop and refine skills in planning, assessment and classroom management that maximize learning for all students.
The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Secondary Education serves individuals who have never held a teaching certificate or license.
There are two options of study:
- 11-month option, which requires full-time study beginning the summer of the year admitted and continuing throughout the academic year
- two-year option, which allows for part-time enrollment
The Secondary Education major comprises the following concentrations:
- Earth Science
- English/Language Arts
- Integrated Science
- Life Science
- Life Science-Chemistry
- Physical Education
- Social Studies
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.