Sep 27, 2022  
2017-2018 General Catalog 
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education (Graduate Program)


For information regarding the UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM, click here.  

Program Overview

The School of Education offers a range of professional and academic graduate degree programs that focus on preparing students for careers in education, research, policy formation and implementation, as well as program oversight. Job opportunities are found in schools, school districts, universities, public and private agencies, business and industry, and many other areas.


F. Neil Mathews, Director
Kristin A. Gansle, Graduate Advisor
TELEPHONE 225-578-6867
FAX 225-578-9135


Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School. Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to: Graduate Student Services, 114 West David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. These paper documents are stored electronically and schools have access to all materials submitted by and/or on behalf of a student applying to graduate study.

To be admitted to the MA, MAT, MEd, EdS, or PhD programs, a student must complete normal Graduate School application procedures by deadlines established by the Graduate School. Applicants will be expected to provide appropriate documentation upon request for admission into the various degree programs. Documents include a statement of purpose, transcripts, GRE, three letters of recommendation, and TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores for international students whose native language is not English. Applicants are accepted all year with the exception of Higher Education which has a deadline of  December 1 for the following fall for on campus programs, and Counseling which has a deadline of March 15. In order to be considered for fall admission, applications with supporting information must be complete by March 15. For spring or summer admission, they must be complete by October 30. Complete applications not available for review by these dates will be considered for the following semester as long as that program is admitting for the following semester. Minimum requirements for admission into all degree programs are a score of 153 on the verbal and 144 on the quantitative sections of the GRE, and an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0, or the last 60 hours of coursework. Lower GRE scores may be considered contingent on an excellent GPA.

After completed application materials are received from the Graduate School, faculty panels in each degree program review and make admission recommendations to the School Director. Upon approval of the School, students are notified of acceptance by the Graduate School. Many programs may be completed part-time. Please refer to program faculty for specific program requirements. 

Financial Assistance

Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. Doctoral student stipends for academic-year appointments start at $10,800. Deadline for submission of applications for financial aid is February 1.

Graduate Faculty

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This school was cited by the Louisiana Board of Regents’ PhD Review Summary as a school that had “attracted a high quality faculty at both the senior and junior level, had a good sense of purpose for their programs, and a good sense of themselves as an academic community.”

F. King Alexander (M) • Higher education
Keena Arbuthnot (M) • Educational research
Jacqueline Bach (M) • English education
Estanislado Barrera (6A) • Reading and literacy education
Jennifer Baumgartner (M) • Early Childhood education
Joy Blanchard (6A) • Higher education
Pamela Blanchard (M) • Science education
Reneé M. Casbergue (M) • Reading and literacy education
Erin Casey (6A) • Elementary education
Earl H. Cheek Jr. (EM) • Reading education
Laura Hensley Choate (M) • College counseling, counselor education, counseling women
Rita Culross (EM) • Gifted and talented education
Jennifer Curry (M) • School counseling    
Bridgette L. Davis (6A) • Science education
R. Kenton Denny (M) • Special education
Cynthia Dicarlo (7M) • Early Childhood education
William Doll Jr. (EM) • Elementary education and curriculum studies
Stephanie Eberts (3F) • Counselor education
Denise Egea (EM) • Foreign language education and curriculum studies
Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner (M) • Elementary education and curriculum studies
Kristin A. Gansle (M) • Special education
Gary G. Gintner (M) • Diagnosis and treatment planning, substance abuse, stress reduction
Sonya Hayes (6A) • Educational leadership PK-12, educational administration
Petra Munro Hendry (M) • Social studies and curriculum studies
Eugene Kennedy (M) • Educational research
Min-Joung Kim (6A) • Mathematics education
David Kirshner (M) • Mathematics education
Robert C. Lafayette (EM) • Foreign language education
Carlos G. Lee (3P) • Educational administration, management theory, and policy evaluation
S. Kim MacGregor (M) • Educational research, instructional innovation
F. Neil Mathews (M) • Gifted Education
Roland Mitchell (M) • Higher education, pedagogy, diversity
Paul Mooney (M) • Special education
Tom Ricks (M) • Mathematics education
Kimberly Skinner (6A) • Reading and Literacy education
Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell (M) • Reading and literacy education
Charles Teddlie (EM) • Qualitative research
Kerri Tobin (6A) • Social studies education
Angela Webb (6A) • Science education


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