The graduate course work for the Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Curriculum and Instruction are offered in the Division of Education and Counseling. Areas of specialization are listed below. In addition, endorsements are offered for Reading Specialist, Educational Technology Facilitator, Teacher Leader, Special Education, and Elementary Mathematics Specialist. All graduate courses are offered in the evenings with some online coursework required. Tuition assistance is offered for some programs.
M.A. Educational Leadership – This advanced level program provides kindergarten to grade 12 perspectives of educational issues that impact teaching and learning. It is designed to prepare educators to be leaders as teachers, principals, and central office administrators. The program meets current Louisiana state leadership certification or an advance degree, only. To complete the certification process the applicant must pass the state licensure examination, hold a valid teacher certificate and have evidence of three successful years of teaching.
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. Counseling – The Counseling Program offers two specialty areas: School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Both specializations meet the academic requirements of Louisiana Professional Counselors Board of Examiners leading to licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). The school counseling specialization meets the State of Louisiana Administrative Code Section 405 requirements for a three-year school counselor K-12 ancillary certificate; upon verification of three years of successful experience as a school counselor, this certificate becomes valid for life of continues service.