12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University prepares critically reflective teachers with advanced knowledge in pre-school through primary multi-disciplinary curriculum. 

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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 and literacy endorsement or generalist (grades four and five) may be embedded in the program. In addition, students have the opportunity to receive an International Baccalaureate (IB) recognition award in the M.Ed. degree.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Early Childhood Education program from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Co-construct curriculum as a co-worker with learners and others (parents, families, colleagues and community members) to make sound decisions for learning and teaching experiences, as opposed to being passive receivers of prescribed curriculum.
  • Synthesize conceptual understandings of children, theory, content, technology and socio-cultural contexts into meaningful activities and opportunities for learning with all students in pre-kindergarten to grade three.
  • Engage in the habit of self-assessment in order to continually uncover unknown possibilities in children’s learning, classroom practice, educational theory and one’s own teaching identity in the local and global context.
  • Become committed to the children and their learning, the families and the local community while having an awareness of the global context.
  • Engage in continuous self-improvement and lifelong learning.
  • Apply skills, knowledge and dispositions to challenge “questionable” policies that limit opportunities for all children.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Application of Selected Theoretical Principles to the Development of Young Children
  • Individual Investigation in Early Childhood Education
  • Research in Early Childhood Education
  • Variable Title Workshop in Early Childhood Education
  • Organization and Supervision of Early Childhood Centers
  • Critical Inquiry: the Ib Framework
  • Teaching Social Studies in K-5 Classrooms
  • Appropriate Phonics Instruction and Word Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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