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The University of Akron

Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies

Akron, OH

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The University of Akron

Overview

The University of Akron / Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies is located in Akron, OH, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Curriculum and instruction
Master of Science (MS) P-12 multi-age education Art education
Master of Science (MS) P-12 multi-age education Drama/theatre
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Physics
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Integrated social studies
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Integrated language arts
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Life science
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Chemistry and physics
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Life science and earth science
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Life science and chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Earth science and chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Earth science
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Earth science and physics
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Integrated mathematics
Master of Science (MS) Adolescent to young adult education Life science and physics
Master of Arts (MA) Elementary education - literacy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 49
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
36
Accepted
36
Enrolled
95%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0; valid teaching license; Bureau of Criminal Investigation clearance

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

131
Total Graduate Students
59%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 11.45%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.05%
Unknown 0.76%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 7
Male (6)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Creating and assessing multicultural and diverse teaching environments; literacy; children, adolescents and adults with disabilities; STEM education; curriculum theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
200,897

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Evonn Welton
Interim Department Chair
Email: ewelton@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-6742