Program Overview

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction


The purposes of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction are to:

  1. Prepare highly qualified and effective teachers for Louisiana's PK-12 schools.
  2. Provide candidates with opportunities to develop pedagogical content knowledge, content knowledge in their area(s) of certification, and competencies reflecting the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to reach their full potential.
  3. Develop candidates' capabilities to provide professional services and leadership in schools, school districts, and professional organizations.
  4. Offer curriculum and instruction for earning a master's degree that is guided by the high standards of the College of Education and Human Development Conceptual Framework and other state and national standards.
  5. Provide intensive study in candidates' selected area of concentration.
  6. Enhance the candidate's potential for serving students, parents, colleagues, and others in the educational community.


The Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Course objectives and learner outcomes are aligned with the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, Learned Societies, and Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium. The faculty are highly qualified and caring individuals who are dedicated to producing the highest quality teachers.