Introduction and Overview
Welcome to the website for the Department of Education at LSU Shreveport. The Department offers a variety of programs, which are intended to provide initial and advanced training for school professionals.
Currently, we have programs in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3), Elementary Education (grades 1-5); and Secondary Education (grades 6-12), including teaching majors in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, and Social Studies. Elementary and Secondary Education programs in Fine Arts and Foreign Languages (French and Spanish) are also offered.
Alternate certification programs have been re-designed as well and, for most students, mean a shorter route to certification. TeachLSUS, our post-baccalaureate alternate certification program, offers programs in Elementary Education and the previously mentioned Secondary Education areas.
Add-on course work is offered via undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, Special Education - Mild/Moderate can be added through 15-18 hours of undergraduate coursework. Library Science can be added in 15-18 hours of undergraduate or graduate classes.
Our graduate programs continue to attract quality students and offer the flexibility to allow numerous options to those students. Three advanced degrees are offered: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (MEDCI), Master of Education in Educational Leadership (MEDL), and Master of Education in School Counseling (MEDSC). The MEDCI program includes certification in Gifted Education, Reading Specialist, School Library Science, and Technology Facilitation. Teachers with secondary certification may select a focus area in their discipline in the program. The MEDL includes certification endorsement as an Educational Leader I. Add-on/Alternate Path certification in these areas can be met through prescribed courses. The MEDSC prepares candidates who wish to become school guidance counselors. The MEDSC is is the only program that does not require teacher certification.