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MEd Curriculum and Instruction 2017-07-28T15:07:54+00:00

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (504)

The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) program at Northwestern State University (NSU) provides certified teachers advanced knowledge in research, pedagogy, and content. The degree offers continued professional development in several concentration areas including: English Education, Reading, Professional Teaching Standards, School Librarian and Transition to Teaching.

Practical and theoretical, the Curriculum and Instruction degree requires 36 hours of graduate work including courses in foundation and application, support, and concentration areas. All of the courses in this degree and concentrations are delivered electronically, Internet or compressed video. Candidates who choose to pursue the Curriculum and Instruction degree must hold a baccalaureate degree in education and meet the requirements of admission to Graduate Studies.

Concentrations

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English education is designed for middle or secondary English education teachers. This program enhances their instructional expertise along with graduate English coursework.

Prerequisites for this program include a valid teaching license as well as admission to the graduate school.

Degree requirements for this program and concentration include 12 hours of foundation coursework; 12 hours of support and application coursework; and 12 hours of concentration coursework.

Email: mcalisterk@nsula.edu
Phone: 318.357.6144
Contact: Kimberly Walker McAlister, Ed.D.

Prescription of Study

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Reading is designed for elementary, middle or secondary teachers who desire to work with students with reading competencies. This program enhances their instructional expertise as well as adding a Reading specialist endorsement to their Louisiana teaching certificate.

Prerequisites for this program include a valid teaching license as well as admission to the graduate school.

Degree requirements for this program and concentration include 12 hours of foundation coursework; 12 hours of support and application coursework; and 12 hours of concentration coursework.

Email: mcalisterk@nsula.edu
Phone: 318.357.6144
Contact: Kimberly Walker McAlister, Ed.D.

Prescription of Study

Offered only at NSU, this online program’s courses give teachers the opportunity to evaluate their practice based on the national teaching standards for their content area and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) core propositions. Additionally, the concentration and foundation areas in this Master’s degree.

  • provide support for educators in the process of earning National Board Certification.
  • provide advanced teacher leader preparation for those who have already earned their certification.
  • include the courses required for the Louisiana State Department of Education Teacher Leader endorsement.

Email: rougeoul@nsula.edu
Phone: 318.357.4339
Contact: Lisa Rougeou

Prescription of Study

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in School Librarian is designed for elementary, middle or secondary teachers who desire to earn a master’s degree while also obtaining certification as a school librarian. This program enhances their instructional expertise as well as beginning the coursework to add a school librarian endorsement to their Louisiana teaching certificate.

Prerequisites for this program include a valid teaching license as well as admission to the graduate school.

Degree requirements for this program and concentration include 12 hours of foundation coursework; 12 hours of support and application coursework; and 12 hours of concentration coursework. Additional coursework are required to complete the LIS certification.

Email: mcalisterk@nsula.edu
Phone: 318.357.6144
Contact: Kimberly Walker McAlister, Ed.D.

Prescription of Study

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Transition to Teach is designed for elementary, middle or secondary teachers who have successfully completed Northwestern State University’s alternate certification program (PREP). Candidates have earned their Louisiana licensure and now desire to earn a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degree. This program enhances their instructional expertise as well as continues their growth as an educator.

Prerequisites for this program include successful completion of the NSU PREP program, a valid teaching license as well as admission to the graduate school.

Degree requirements for this program and concentration include 12 hours of foundation coursework; 12 hours of support and application coursework; and 12 hours of concentration coursework (completed during PREP).

Email: mcalisterk@nsula.edu
Phone: 318.357.6144
Contact: Kimberly Walker McAlister, Ed.D.

Prescription of Study

Out-of-state students:  Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. It is the student’s responsibility to determine individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please refer to Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) for individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please be advised that states change their policies from time to time and students are advised to check regularly with their state regulatory agencies’ policies and procedures relating to licensure. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.