The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (MEDCI) offers an Accelerated Online Program with concentrations in Reading/Literacy Specialist, English as a Second Language, Educational Technology, and Academically Gifted. These courses are offered in a 7 week format, 100% online.
Library Science and Secondary Content Area are two other concentrations which are offered through a mix of online courses and traditional face to face courses. The MEDCI program is a 36 to 39-hour program. Teacher certification or one-year full-time professional experience is required to enter the MEDCI program.
Accelerated Online Degree Programs and Endorsements
The MEDCI in Educational Technology Leader is designed to prepare educators for technology leadership roles in the classroom, the school level, or the district level and beyond. The degree program leads to the Educational Technology Leader endorsement which can be added to an existing teaching certificate. Specialized coursework includes technology planning and administration, professional development for K-12 technology integration, design and development of multimedia instructional units, and educational technology research, evaluation, and assessment. Apply here for this program.
The MEDCI in Gifted is designed to prepare educators in the classroom and district with tools to differentiate instruction to meet the special needs of gifted learners such as acceleration options, problem solving strategies, and critical and creative thinking models. The specialty courses explore the foundational influences of the field, the variations in characteristics of gifted individuals, and the learning differences which require effective instructional strategies and reflective practice. The program leads to the Academically Gifted endorsement and it meets National Association for Gifted Children and Council for Exceptional Children standards. Apply here for this program.
The MEDCI in English as a Second Language allows completes to add the ESL endorsement to their teaching certificate. This program allows candidates to gain an extensive knowledge of children who live in homes where English is not the primary language as well as to learn techniques and strategies that can be employed in the classroom to help these children succeed in school. Apply here for this program.
The MEDCI in Reading and Literacy is designed to train and certify Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches. Requirements include 24 hours of reading, literacy, and leadership courses which provide theoretical bases of instruction as well as hands-on field experiences. This program is designed for teachers and administrators in all school settings and at all levels. Apply here for this program.
Traditional and Hybrid Programs and Endorsements
The MEDCI in Library Science allows completers to add the School Librarian endorsement to their teaching certificate. This program allows candidates to gain an extensive knowledge of children and adolescent literature as well as develop the skills needed to organize and manage library sources and services and to design and implement instruction. Apply here for this program.
The MEDCI in Secondary Content allows teachers who hold certification in secondary education to expand their knowledge in their discipline: English, math, science, or social studies. Through coursework in this program, candidates can earn the Highly Qualified designation in their field of study. Apply here for this program.
The MEDCI in Kinesiology and Wellness is a professional degree concentration designed to enhance graduate student’s academic and professional background in the areas of health and exercise science. This concentration serves a wide variety of professionals such as dieticians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, clinicians in wellness and cardiac rehab, fitness instructors, exercise specialist, coaches, and teachers. Apply here http://design.lsus.edu/client/default for this program