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Kent State University's College of Education, Health and Human Services offers three M.Ed. programs: Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education. 

Graduates of KSU's Curriculum and Instruction program will be able to: 

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

Graduates of KSU's Early Childhood Education program will be able to: 

  • Engage in continuous self-improvement and lifelong learning. 
  • Utilize research and theory to develop varied and effective pedagogies and assessments that will positively impact all students' learning. 
  • Practice multiple, multi-ethnic, multicultural, multiracial, multi-societal, multi-economic and multilingual perspectives in a global society. 
  • Advocate as ethical leaders and moral agents striving for social justice.

Graduates of KSU's Special Education program will be able to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate research-based practices that meet the special educational needs of learners with disabilities. 
  • Analyze contemporary issues surrounding special education and the impact of exceptionality on individuals and their families.
  • Understand the roles that research plays in special education theory, practice, and policy. 


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“My proudest work at Kent State is the “human” impact I’ve made on the next generation — my graduates are “out in the world,” literally. Some are leading in centers and many are active researchers publishing in journals and teaching throughout the world.

-Dr. Janice Kroeger, Associate Professor at KSU's College of Education, Health and Human Services






There’s no better time than now to pursue an advanced education degree that will help you to make a real difference in the lives of the next generation, and here at Kent State University, we offer a variety of graduate education programs that will help you do just that. We hope that you’ll use this guide to explore three of our graduate education programs, allowing you to determine if Kent is where you should focus on becoming the exceptional educator you were meant to be.


  • How your master's degree could impact the next generation.
  • The concentrations available that will help you specialize your skills.
  • The expected learning outcomes for each program.
  • How to start your application to KSU today.

America’s education system is vulnerable. This means that our nation needs
equipped and dedicated teachers, and we need them now.



It's not too late to apply to start this fall! 
Our admissions coordinators will walk you through the process. 

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