Department of Teaching and Learning

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, alternative certification and add-on certification. Here you will find learning opportunities and faculty to support, challenge and facilitate your knowledge, teaching performance and dispositions to prepare young people to be college or career ready.

We provide innovative curricula, guided field experiences, service-learning opportunities and quality supervision within an apprenticeship model. Our undergraduate degrees result in state certification, while our graduate degrees enhance professional learning and career choices. Our comprehensive teacher preparation programs ensure that our graduates are highly recruited by area school districts.

Department Highlights

Collaborative partnerships with more than 300 schools / districts and agencies provide teacher candidates with diverse learning opportunities

Teacher Development Program provides a range of professional learning opportunities to encourage life-long learning and respect for diverse backgrounds

Innovative programs such as the Apprenticeship Program in St. Charles Parish and the 2016-2017 Residency Pilot, a two-semester student teaching experience, in Ascension Parish and Tangipahoa schools

Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinator Contacts

For Virtual or Face-to-Face appointments with the Undergraduate Coordinator or Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Teaching and Learning, please contact them directly for advising or more information specific for your program. 

Undergraduate Coordinator:

Ms. Bethani Franklin |

To request permission to enroll in Spring 2024 education courses (EDUC, ECE, EPSY, LSED, SPED) please contact the department.

Graduate Coordinator:

Dr. Ellen Caillouet | [email protected]

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Contact Us

Department of Teaching and Learning
TEC Building, Room 2004

SLU Box 10749
Hammond, LA 70402

(985) 549-2221


Department Head
Roy Wade Smith, Ph.D.