Kent State University

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Early Childhood Education


School of Visual Communication Design

Henderson Hall Box 5190

Kent, OH 44242

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education(M.Ed.)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education prepares critically reflective teachers with advanced knowledge in pre-school through primary multi-disciplinary curriculum. Students are prepared to be democratically accountable leaders, co-decision makers, pedagogical experts and committed professionals in various early childhood realms. The program emphasizes commitment to equitable and caring learning communities. Ohio endorsements for pre-school, pre-school with special needs or generalist (grades four and five) may be embedded in the program.

Concentrations in the Early Childhood M.Ed. program include: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Globalization and Intercultural Competence; and Early Childhood Leadership: Advocacy, Curriculum and Policy. Students may take any combination concentrations with additional licensure(s) embedded.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Early Childhood Education is for qualified persons who possess at least a baccalaureate in a discipline other than teacher education. This program leads to Ohio licensure for teaching children age three through grade three. Students have intensive, supervised field experiences in pre-school, kindergarten and primary programs, including those in urban/diverse settings.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

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