Degrees and Programs
As you prepare to teach students, we want you to know you will have the training and skills you need so that they, and you, succeed.
Why choose Akron?
Today’s K-12 public school classrooms reflect our increasingly diverse society. This offers many opportunities for enriching experiences for students and their teachers.
Our programs are designed so that you are an effective educator and mentor in any classroom. As part of that, your student teaching assignment will provide ample hands-on experience so that you understand what happens in a classroom long before you graduate and begin your teaching career.
We offer a variety of outstanding undergraduate programs for student interested in teaching or educational leadership.
- Early Childhood Education (Age 3- Grade 5)
- Middle Level Education (Grades 4-9)
- Special Education (Age 3 - Grade 3 or Grades K - 12)
- Secondary Education (Adolescent to Young Adult or AYA; Grades 7-12)
Undergraduate Level Endorsements
- Educational Administration and Leadership (Principalship), MA
- Elementary Education with Literacy Option, MA
- Curriculum and Instruction, MA
Areas of concentration: Instructional Technology, STEM, TESOL, content area courses for dual credit, early childhood generalist.
- Curriculum & Instruction with Licensure Options, MS
Graduate Level Endorsements
- Computer/Technology Endorsement (available online)
- Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Endorsement
- Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (Grades 4-5)
- Reading Endorsement (available online)
Admission and enrollment
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The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education
Zook Hall (map)
Akron, OH 44325-4201