Department of Curricular & Instructional Studies
Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership
Akron, OH 44325-4208
Phone: (330) 975-2632
Fax: (330) 972-5636
Interim Department Chair: Dr. Jarrod Tudor
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Samantha Kincaid
The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education offers a variety of outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs for student interested in teaching or educational leadership.
- Undergraduate Degree Programs
We offer bachelor degrees in early childhood, middle level, Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA), intervention specialist and P-12/Multi-age education, with a variety of areas of concentration. There are also two undergraduate endorsement programs.
- Graduate Degree Programs
M.A. and M.S. degree programs in curriculum and instruction, elementary education with literacy, and Adolescent to Young Adult, as well a Master of Science in Principalship are available. There are also three graduate-level endorsements.
The Office of Professional Learning offers cutting-edge master's degree and certificate programs and professional development workshops, many of them offered at your location (i.e., school district).
Applying and Admission
Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Learn what you need to get started.
If you are not yet admitted to the College of Education and have questions about our programs, contact one of our Preadmission Advisers
If you need assistance with enrollment, please click the link (below) and fill out the form. Students should only submit a request AFTER their enrollment appointment begins. Enrollment Dates (Appointment) are listed in MyAkron. If you need help finding this information, please contact the Zip Support Desk at 330-972-6888. Requests submitted prior to the appointment date will be discarded.
Looking for a meaningful way to make a difference in our community?
Earn college credit while mentoring middle school students in Akron Public Schools
In partnership with Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education, students can enroll in 5500:223 Urban Youth Mentorship for Spring semester. Through this unique partnership, LeBron's I PROMISE kids receive hands-on mentorship and encouragement from LJFFCOE students.
If you have questions, contact Dr. Susan N. Kushner Benson, firstname.lastname@example.org