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Education at Kent State Stark

Kent State University was founded in 1910 as a college to prepare teachers. The College of Education, Health and Human Services (EHHS) has long been recognized as a national leader in the development of teachers, counselors, and school administrators. The achievements of Kent education alumni, especially in Northeast Ohio, speak well for the quality of the program.

Faculty demonstrate a strong record of teaching, research, and public service. Careful attention is also given to advising students and helping them develop programs of study that meet their individual goals.

The School of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Studies offers undergraduate programs in early childhood education, middle childhood education and adolescence/young adult education.


  Middle Childhood Education at Kent State Stark

Students can complete all requirements for the B.S.E. in middle childhood education at Kent State Stark.

Other Education Majors - Finish at the Kent Campus

Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to finish their degree.

These four introductory education courses can be completed at Kent State Stark for all education students:
  • CULT 29535: Education in a Democratic Society
  • EPSY 29525: Educational Psychology
  • SPED 23000: Introduction to Exceptionalities
  • ITEC 19525: Instructional Technology

Career Opportunities

Preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, and secondary school teachers, except special education, held about 4.0 million jobs in 2006. Of the teachers in those jobs, about 1.5 million are elementary school teachers, 1.1 million are secondary school teachers, 674,000 are middle school teachers, 437,000 are preschool teachers, and 170,000 are kindergarten teachers. The vast majority work in elementary and secondary schools. Preschool teachers, except special education, are most often employed in child daycare services (59 percent), public and private educational services (16 percent), and religious organizations (15 percent). Employment of teachers is geographically distributed much the same as the population. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Changing trends in American and international contexts reflect a growing population diversity. As such, schools that serve young children and their families find themselves increasingly challenged to meet the needs of their student’s learning. To be competitive and current an increasing number of schools in the U.S. have adopted the International Baccalaureate primary years model from which to teach. Globally, the International Baccalaureate school model is a highly sought curriculum model. Teachers will find that preparation for this prestigious award is valued throughout Europe, Canada, parts of the Middle East and Asia and in a quickly growing number of public and private schools through the Americas.