CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
LEADING TO THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.ED.)

 

Purposes

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 Conceptual Framework and other state and national standards.
  5. Provide intensive study in candidates' selected areas of concentration.
  6. Enhance the candidates' potential for serving students, parents, colleagues, and others in the educational community.

 

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Education degree program, an applicant must:

  1. Meet all University requirements, which include:
      • An application for admission.
      • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
      • Documentation of graduation with a baccalaureate degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited university.
      • Documentation of a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (4.0 scale) for all undergraduate work attempted or a minimum GPA of 2.75 on all upper division undergraduate work attempted.
      • Documentation of satisfactory standing at the last institution attended.
      • A non-refundable fee to the Controller's Office prior to the established deadlines.
  2. Submit a valid teaching certificate.

 

Requirements for Degree

To receive the Master of Education degree, a student must:

  1. Complete all requirements stated in the catalogue and the candidate's degree plan.
  2. Satisfactorily complete a portfolio on PASS-PORT.
  3. Satisfactorily complete all graduate work with a cumulative "B" average. Degree candidates must earn an average of "B" or better, both cumulative and in the major area of concentration, with not more than six (6) semester hours with a grade of "C" counted toward a degree. No credit below "C" will be accepted for graduate degree credit.
  4. Satisfactorily complete a public presentation with oral defense of action research project.
  5. Be recommended for the degree by the student's major professor.

 

Curriculum

Curriculum and Instruction Courses

Core Courses 15 hours
Concentration Area Courses 9-18 hours
Support Courses 3-12 hours

 

 Core Courses for Curriculum and Instruction (15 graduate hours)

EDUC 601 3 hours
EDUC 660 3 hours
SPED 667 3 hours
EDUC 693 3 hours
EDUC 695 3 hours
Total 15 hours

 

Concentration Courses and Support Courses for Curriculum and Instruction

Twenty-one hours of Concentration Courses and Support Courses that meet the educational goals of candidates will be jointly determined by the faculty advisors and candidates. For candidates selecting a Secondary Education concentration, 12 hours must be taken in courses outside the College of Education. For candidates selecting the Middle School concentration, 12 hours must be taken in courses outside the College of Education.

 

Concentration in Early Childhood Education (Grades PK-3)

Concentration Area Courses

EDUC 677 3 hours
ECE 603 3 hours
ECE 630 3 hours
ECE 602 3 hours
ECE 601 3 hours
ECE 632 3 hours
Support Courses 3 hours

One of the following: EDUC 699 or 678, or another approved course

 

Concentration in Elementary Education

Concentration Area Courses

Two of the following:
EDUC 650, 651, 652, 654, or 655
6 hours
One of the following:
EDUC 657 or 678
3 hours
SPED 600 3 hours
One of the following:
EPSY 601 or 605
3 hours
EDUC 691 3 hours
EPSY 603 3 hours

 

Concentration in English as a Second Language

Concentration Courses

EDUC 528 3 hours
EDUC 516 3 hours
EDUC 550 3 hours
FLAN 501 3 hours

 

Support Courses

ENGL 524 3 hours
ENGL 646, 577, or EDUC 654 3 hours
EDUC 664 3 hours
COMM 510 3 hours

 

Concentration in International Baccalaureate

Concentration Courses

EDUC 692 3 hours
SPED 600 3 hours
One of the following:
EPSY 602, 603, or 605 
3 hours
Support Courses: IB Educator Certificate: Diploma Programme 
IB 600 3 hours
IB 610 3 hours
iB 620 3 hours
IB 630                         3 hours
Support Courses: IB EDucator Certificate: Primary Years Programme
IB 605 3 hours 
IB 615 3 hours 
IB 625 3 hours 
IB 635 3 hours 


After successful completion of courses leading to the IB Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning, candidates may apply for their level of certification through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Concentration in Library Science

Concentration Area Courses

LSED 501 or 610 3 hours
LSED 502 3 hours
LSA 503 3 hours
LSA 504 3 hours
LSA 505 3 hours
LSA 580 3 hours
Elective 3 hours

 

Concentration in Literacy Education (Elementary/Secondary)

Concentration Area Courses

EDUC 657/658 3 hours
EDUC 661 3 hours
EDUC 664 3 hours
EDUC 678 3 hours
EDUC 665/666 3 hours
Support Courses
EDUC 516 or 528
3 hours
One of the following:
EDUC 654, 677, 648, 691, 699, or EPSY 601, or other course related to literacy as approved
3 hours

 

Concentration in Master Teacher Leader

Concentration Area Courses

EDL 610 3 hours
EDL 612 3 hours
EDUC 690 3 hours
EDUC 691 or 692 3 hours
EDUC 675 3 hours
EDUC 700 3 hours
Support Course
Approved Elective – must be in the content area
3 hours

 

Concentration in Middle School Education (Grades 4-8)

Concentration Area Courses

EDUC 696 3 hours
Two of the following:
EDUC 650, 651, 652, or 654
6 hours

 

Support Classes
Choose two courses in Content Area #1 and two courses in Content Area #2.

Content Area #1: Choose two approved three-hour courses in a first content area: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, or Social Studies. A list of approved course numbers/titles will be provided.

Content Area #2: Choose two approved three-hour courses in a second content area: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, or Social Studies. A list of approved course numbers/titles will be provided.

 

Concentration in Secondary Biology Education (Grades 6-12)

Concentration Area Courses
EDUC 692
3 hours
SPED 600 3 hours
One of the following:
EPSY 602, 603, or 605
3 hours
Support Courses 12 hours

Choose 4 600-level courses from the Concentration Area of Science-Biology curriculum. (Refer to the Secondary Science curriculum.)

 

Concentration in Secondary Chemistry (Grades 6-12)

Concentration Area Courses
EDUC 692
3 hours
SPED 600 3 hours
One of the following:
EPSY 602, 603, or 605
3 hours
Support Courses:  
CHEM 621 or PHYS 621 3 hours
CHEM 622 or PHYS 622 3 hours
PHSC 631 3 hours
PHSC 632 3 hours

 

Concentration in Secondary English Education (Grades 6-12)

Concentration Area Courses
EDUC 692
3 hours
One of the following:
EPSY 602, 603, or 605
3 hours
SPED 600 3 hours
Support Courses  
ENGL 567 3 hours
ENGL 630 3 hours
ENGL 616 3 hours
ENGL 645 3 hours

 

Concentration in Secondary Foreign Language Education (Grades 6-12)

Concentration Area Courses
EDUC 692
3 hours
One of the following:
EPSY 602, 603, or 605
3 hours
SPED 600 3 hours
Support Courses 12 hours

Choose four graduate courses in a single foreign language.

 

Concentration in Secondary Mathematics Education (Grades 6-12)

Concentration Area Courses
EDUC 692
3 hours
SPED 600 3 hours
One of the following:
EPSY 602, 603, or 605
3 hours
Support Courses 12 hours

Two of the following:
MATH 510, 514, 517, 544, 550, or 605
Two of the following:
MTED 622, 623, 625, or 626
 

Concentration in Secondary Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

Concentration Area Courses

EDUC 692 3 hours
SPED 600 3 hours
One of the following:
EPSY 602, 603, or 605
3 hours

Support Courses
Choose 4 courses from among the following:
HIST 600, 602, 621, 655, 605, 606, 607, 610, 611, and 630 (HIST courses may not be taken more than once for credit in this program.)