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Accreditation

Louisiana State University in Shreveport is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the Baccalaureate, Master's,  Educational Specialist and Doctoral levels.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of LSU Shreveport.

Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admissions requirements, financial aid, educational programs etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission's office.

Inquiries to the Commission on Colleges should only be made if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For more information on the Commission of Colleges, refer to the Commission's website and the Principles of Accreditation.

LSU Shreveport has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges since 1975. The University was last reviewed in 2015, and its next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2025.

LSUS offers the following degree programs as approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents: Degree Programs.

Common Data

"The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community.... to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education."  www.commondataset.org

Common Data Set 2011-2012 Common Data Set 2012-2013 Common Data Set 2013-2014 Common Data Set 2014-2015
Common Data Set 2015-2016 Common Data Set 2016-2017

General Education Assessment

While the student who earns a baccalaureate degree at LSUS will have specialized in a major field and pursued personal interests in elective studies, the pursuit of a degree would have been incomplete without a foundation in the common knowledge that unites us in our humanity. The following links provide information on course requirements and student learning outcomes for the General Education program at LSU Shreveport.

General Education Requirements

General Education Competencies and Learning Outcomes

Assessment Schedule

2021-2022
Critical Thinking
Social & Behavior Sciences

2022-2023
Communication Skills
Math & Natural Sciences

2023-2024
Humanities
Information and Computer Literacy

2024-2025
Critical Thinking
Social & Behavior Sciences

2025-2026
Communication Skills
Math & Natural Sciences

2026-2027
Humanities
Information and Computer Literacy

2027-2028
Critical Thinking
Social & Behavior Sciences

GRAD Act Documents

Student Achievement Targets and Results

HCR 197 Information

2010-11 Report 2011-12 Report 2012-13 Report 2013-14 Report
2014-15 Report 2015-16 Report 2016-17 Report

LSUS Data Profile

Planning and Assessment

Institutional effectiveness presumes that an institution is engaging in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes that incorporate a systematic review of programs and services that (a) result in continuing improvement and (b) demonstrate that the institution is effectively accomplishing its mission. Institutional effectiveness provides documentation of planning, assessment, and the use of results in decision-making. Every division, college, and department has developed a Strategic Plan and an Annual Program Assessment Plan that include:

  • A vision, mission, and philosophy statement
  • Linkage to LSUS Goals
  • Objectives with intended outcomes
  • Assessment/evaluation measures/strategies
  • Assessment/evaluation results
  • Improvement plans/changes made

Dynamic Links to Assessment Documents
LSUS Strategic Plan 2018

Planning and Assessment Resources
Survey Rotation Schedule

Related Assessment Resources
LSUS Organization Chart

Student Achievement

SACSCOC Achievement Metrics 2021-2022
Major Achievement Metrics 2019-2022

LAPAS Strategic Plan

LAPAS Strategic Plan

Educator Licensure Requirements

Early Childhood Education PK-3. This program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Early Childhood PK-3 in the State of Louisiana. Graduates of this Louisiana state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Level 1 Professional Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria.

Elementary Education Grades 1-5. This program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Elementary Grades 1-5 in the State of Louisiana. Graduates of this Louisiana state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Level 1 Professional Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria.

Secondary Education 6-12 (English, Math, Biology, Social Studies, Chemistry, Physics). This program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Grades 6-12 in the respective content areas (English, math biology, social studies, chemistry, physics) in the State of Louisiana. Graduates of this Louisiana state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Level 1 Professional Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria.

TeachLSUS Alternate Certification Elementary 1-5. This program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Elementary Grades 1-5 in the State of Louisiana. Graduates of this Louisiana state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Level 1 Professional Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria.

TeachLSUS Alternate Certification 6-12. This program meets the educational eligibility criteria for grades 6-12 certification in English, Math, Biology, Social Studies, Chemistry, or Physics in the State of Louisiana. Graduates of this Louisiana state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Level 1 Professional Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership. Graduates of this program are eligible for certification in Educational Leadership in the State of Louisiana IF the following additional criteria are met: (1) hold or be eligible for a valid Louisiana Type B or Level 2 teaching certificate or have a comparable level out-of-state teaching certificate; (2) have three years teaching experience in area of certification; and (3) have a passing score on the Praxis School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) or the Louisiana Leadership Assessment Series (LLAS) in accordance with state requirements. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. If you intend of pursue a leadership credential in a location outside of the state of Louisiana, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority for specific requirements, and to help you determine if completing this program meets certification eligibility criteria for your intended location.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Reading Specialist Concentration. Graduates of this program are eligible for certification as Reading Specialist in the State of Louisiana IF the following additional criteria are met: (1) hold a valid Louisiana Type A, A*, B, B*, Level 3, Level 3*, Level 2, or Level 2* Louisiana teaching certificate and (2) have three years teaching experience in the licensed or certified field. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. If you intend of pursue a credential in a location outside of the state of Louisiana, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority for specific requirements, and to help you determine if completing this program meets certification eligibility criteria for your intended location.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction English as a Second Language Concentration. Graduates of this program are eligible for certification in English as a Second Language in the State of Louisiana IF the following additional criteria are met: (1) hold a valid Louisiana Type A, B, C, or Level 1, 2, or 3 teaching certificate; (2) certification applies only to teachers of children with limited English-speaking ability; and (3) English as a Second Language certification will be valid only in the teaching area(s) in which one is certified. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. If you intend of pursue a credential in a location outside of the state of Louisiana, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority for specific requirements, and to help you determine if completing this program meets certification eligibility criteria for your intended location.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Educational Technology Leader. Graduates of this program are eligible for certification as Educational Technology Leader in the State of Louisiana IF the following additional criteria is met: (1) hold a valid Louisiana Type A or Level 3 Louisiana teaching certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. If you intend of pursue a credential in a location outside of the state of Louisiana, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority for specific requirements, and to help you determine if completing this program meets certification eligibility criteria for your intended location.

Potential students are urged to consult the state Departments of Education website listings for information regarding the contact information for each state’s licensure authorities and current licensure requirements.

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