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School of Education

Certifications

Add-on Certification Programs
Louisiana State University Shreveport offers certification programs for educators who are seeking to add endorsements to their teaching certificate.

Educational Technology Facilitator

Ms. Monica Pels, Advisor, monica.pels@lsus.edu

Classes are open to any graduate student in any program; no master's degree required.
Each course is 100% online and runs for 7 weeks, allowing flexibility and convenience for educators who work full time in the classroom. A valid type B or Level 2 Louisiana teaching certificate (3 years of teaching experience) is required for add-on certification.

Required classes:

  • ED 681 (Design and Development of Multimedia Instructional Units)
  • ED 684 (Educational Telecommunications, Network, & Internet)
  • ED 785 (Technology Leadership in Schools)

Educational Technology Leader

Ms. Monica Pels, Advisor, monica.pels@lsus.edu

Can be an add-on certification to an existing Master's degree, or can be pursued as a focus of the MEDCI: Educational Technology degree. Each course is 100% online and runs for 7 weeks, allowing flexibility and convenience for educators who work full time in the classroom. Requirements for certification include a valid Type A, or Level 3 Louisiana teaching certificate (master's degree and 5 years of experience), 9 semester hours of graduate credit in facilitator courses, and 12 semester hours of graduate credit total.

Required classes:

  • ED 681 (Design and Development of Multimedia Instructional Units)
  • ED 684 (Educational Telecommunications, Network, & Internet)
  • ED 785 (Technology Leadership in Schools)
  • ED 786 (Technology Planning & Administration)
  • ED 787 (Professional Development for K-12 Technology Integration)
  • ED 788 (Advanced Telecommunications and Distance Education)
  • ED 789 (Educational Technology Research, Evaluation, and Assessment)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Dr. Katie Chavis, Advisor for ESL Undergraduate Add-On, katie.chavis@lsus.edu

Ms. Monica Pels, Advisor for ESL Graduate Add-On, monica.pels@lsus.edu

Program is open all students; no Master's degree required. Each course is 100% online and runs for 7 weeks, allowing flexibility and convenience for educators who work full time in the classroom. A valid type A, B, C, or Level 1, 2, or 3 elementary or secondary teaching certificate is required for add-on certification.

Required courses:

  • ESL 401/601 (Introduction to Language and Culture)
  • ESL 402/602 (Linguistics for the ESL Educator)
  • ESL 403/603 (Methods for Teaching ESL)
  • ESL 404/604 (Curriculum & Multicultural Classroom)

Reading Specialist Add-on Certification Program

Ms. Monica Pels, Advisor for Reading Specialist Graduate Add-On, monica.pels@lsus.edu

Program is open to all graduate students and can be applied toward a M. Ed. Degree or +30 hours.
Each course is 100% online and runs for 7 weeks, allowing flexibility and convenience for educators who work full time in the classroom. Requirements for certification include a Master's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university, valid Type A, A*, B, B*, Level 3, Level 3*, Level 2 or Level 2* Louisiana teaching certificate, and 3 years of experience in the licensed or certified field

Required courses:

  • ED 740 (Foundations in Reading)
  • ED 741 (Reading Assessment)
  • ED 743 (Practicum in Reading)
  • ED 744 (Reading in the Content Areas)

Special Education Add-on Certification Program in Mild / Moderate

Dr. Cassandra Hunt, Advisor, cassandra.hunt@lsus.edu

SPED Mild / Moderate Grades 1-5
Classes are open to all students with prerequisite of ED 250. A valid type A, B, C, or Level 1, 2, or 3 elementary or secondary teaching certificate is required for add-on certification.
Praxis II exam requirement: Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications #5543

Required classes:

  • ED 388 (Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities)
  • ED 202 (Introduction to Educational Technology)
  • ED 304 (Behavioral Support and Intervention)
  • ED 305 (Collaborative Teaming)
  • ED 303 (Instructional Practices in Special Education)
  • ED 319 (Reading and Literacy)

SPED Mild / Moderate Grades 4-8 or 6-12
Classes are open to all students with prerequisite of ED 250. A valid type A, B, C, or Level 1, 2, or 3 elementary or secondary teaching certificate is required for add-on certification.
Praxis II exam requirement: Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications #5543

Required classes:

  • ED 388 (Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities)
  • ED 202 (Introduction to Educational Technology)
  • ED 409 (Self-Determination & Transition)
  • ED 304 (Behavioral Support and Intervention)
  • ED 305 (Collaborative Teaming)
  • ED 303 (Instructional Practices in Special Education)
 
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