Program Overview

Kent State University offers an online degree in Evaluation and Measurement, preparing educators with the key essentials when making a difference in children's lives.  The goal of the professional development and outreach program is to provide student teachers with high quality academic skills and opportunities in the form of credit-earning workshops and off/on campus courses.

The Evaluation and Assessment program is a specialized area of study in the everyday life of each classroom teacher.  The key elements when understanding how to interpret standardized test scores to creating authentic assessments in the classroom, are just a few of the core focuses of the Master’s program.  Knowing and understanding the current realm of assessment methods will increase a student teachers skill as well as serve as the foundation when entering career opportunities.

Most of the courses focus on the essential topics of evidence-based research, data driven decision making, and the skills to use data for assessment evaluations in order to improve instruction and student learning.  The additional required coursework introduces students to the contemporary topics of differentiated instruction, standards-based education, and action research.  The new teaching topics parallel realities of Ohio student teachers.   

Graduates of the Fast-track Master’s program will build on the already learned knowledge of each student teachers subject area, professional practice and advanced pedagogy in classroom skills.  A successful graduate will contribute a well-defined personal skill necessary for inpidual and professional successes.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Resume. Goal statement. Two letters of recommendation.

    Restrictions

    Not all of Kent State's online programs are available in every state. Students should check prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Kent State University is a large public university with its main campus located in Kent, Ohio. In addition to its main campus, Kent State also has campuses throughout Ohio in Burton, Salem, Warren, New Philadelphia, Ashtabula, Jackson Township, and East Liverpool. Founded in 1910 as the Kent State Normal School, it began as a school to train teachers. Over the years, the university has expanded and today offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in many different areas of study including liberal arts, history, journalism, business and several others.

    Kent State offers students many different areas of study and degree levels, including certificates, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and a doctoral program in nursing available in online formats.

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