The PreK–12 Administration graduate program prepares its students to lead authentic and democratic learning communities. Graduates are prepared for administrative positions in public and private schools from preschool through grade 12.
The Kent State University Programs in PK-12 Educational Administration educate reflective, scholarly practitioners and practicing scholars to lead authentic, democratic learning communities with justice and compassion and toward equitable reform and academic innovation.
The PreK-12 program prepares administrators for public and private school settings from pre-schools through grade 12. In all cases a minimum of a master's degree is required for an administrative license. The Educational Administration Program also provides degree programs leading to the Educational Specialist degree and the Ph.D. degree. Master's and Educational Specialist degrees require that the student begin in the fall semester and follow the designated sequence of classes through completion of license and degree. Once students have been accepted into a degree program, they will need to contact the assigned adviser to determine and file a plan of study.
Most license-seekers will complete a degree in Educational Administration; in a few cases, a license-seeker will already have a master's degree in another field and will be encouraged to apply the required courses for the license toward either an Educational Specialist degree or the Ph.D. degree. Check out the PreK-12 degrees and licenses we offer. If you would like to discuss your situation and your educational goals, please contact program coordinator
The Master's of Arts and the Master's of Education in PreK–12 Educational Administration prepares teachers to become administrators in public and private school settings
The Ph.D. in Educational Administration–K-12 Leadership prepares reflective practitioners and scholars who can function effectively as leaders in complex educational settings.
The Educational Specialist in Educational Administration–K-12 provides continuing educational opportunities for practitioners who wish to hold professional leadership positions such as a director of instruction, a special subject/area coordinator, or a director of staff development.