Academic Programs

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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

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Our Programs

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.

Professional Development

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).


Summer and Fall 2019 enrollment

If you have been admitted to the College of Education and need assistance registering for Summer or Fall courses within the College of Education after your enrollment appointment (which can be found in My Akron), follow the link below.

Registration Request Form


Applying and Admission

Are you interested in becoming a teacher?  Learn what you need to get started.

Apply to Our Programs

How do you know if you're on track in your educational program? These guidelines will help you stay on track!

Make sure you're on track

If you are not yet admitted to the College of Education and have questions about our programs, contact one of our Preadmission Advisers

Preadmission Advising


colorsLJFF circularLooking for a meaningful way to make a difference in our community?

Earn college credit while mentoring middle school students in Akron Public Schools

» Watch the LJFF UA Mentors video

In partnership with Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education, students can enroll in 5500:223 Urban Youth Mentorship.  Through this unique partnership, LeBron's I PROMISE kids receive hands-on mentorship and encouragement from LJFFCOE students.

Get more information

If you have questions, contact Dr. Susan N. Kushner Benson, snk@uakron.edu