Take the next step in your career as an educator. Through the Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction, you can earn your master's degree to work in specialized areas as a teacher or administrator.
Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
The purpose of the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction is to provide students with the requisite experience that will position them to refine, reform, or develop curricula and instruction for themselves as well as their pre-service, novice, or veteran peers. Students should already be skillful in their craft and should be seeking demonstrative ways to share their expertise beyond their individual classroom.
Master of Education in Special Education: Gifted
The Master of Education in Special Education: Gifted is designed for dedicated elementary and secondary teachers who wish to teach and support students who have gifts and talents, or who have gifted potential. The program provides a variety of experiences to support graduates in gaining an understanding of the unique needs of gifted and talented students. Additionally, the graduates will acquire the necessary skills to address these needs through differentiated curricula designed to aid students in reaching their potential. Students are qualified for certification from the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) to teach the academically gifted at the level(s) and in the subject(s) for which they hold regular certification, as well as in enrichment programs or classes at all levels.
Master of Arts in Teaching
We offer three M.A.T. programs so you can work with children who require specialized instruction at multiple levels:
- Elementary Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate Grades 1-5, M.A.T.
- Secondary Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate Grades 6-12, M.A.T.
This program is designed for persons interested in acquiring initial teaching skills of students with mild/moderate disabilities at the elementary education or secondary education levels along the special education continuum of placements.
- Elementary Education (Grades 1-5), M.A.T.
- Elementary Education Grades 1-5, Elementary French Immersion concentration, M.A.T.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education (Grades 1-5) or the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education (Grades 1-5) with a concentration in Elementary French Immersion is designed for aspiring teachers who do not have an undergraduate degree in education to become certified to teach elementary education or French immersion in Louisiana schools.