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2018-2019 General Catalog 
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Education

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  • Dual Certification General/Special Education: Grades 1-5
  • Early Childhood Education: PK-3 Teacher Certification
  • Elementary Grades Education

The School of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs in curriculum and instruction and in educational leadership, research, and counseling. P-12 education programs prepare educational professionals to become reflective practitioners, effective professionals, and inquiring pedagogues.

Among graduate programs offered are those in educational leadership and research, school and community counseling, K-12 and higher education administration, educational research methodology, and educational technology. The department has as its mission the preparation of professional educational leaders and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary issues in education, creative in their efforts to address challenges in education and the community, and skilled in addressing the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele in various educational and human service arenas.

Holmes Master’s Programs Leading to Teacher Certification

Elementary Holmes Program

Students who are in the Elementary Education undergraduate program can apply for admission into the Elementary Holmes Program during the spring of the junior year. Students should contact the Office of Student Services for the application process and timeline. Admission into the Elementary Holmes Program will be on a selective basis. Students will be selected from those candidates who meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of all undergraduate coursework with a GPA of at least 3.00 and all graduate courses with a GPA of at least 3.00;
  • Completion of all undergraduate professional education coursework and other courses as required for certification with no grade lower than a “C”;
  • Acceptable GRE scores as established by the LSU Graduate School;
  • Passing scores on all required PRAXIS II tests; and
  • Admission to the LSU Graduate School

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Elementary Holmes Program. The Elementary Holmes Admissions Committee will select from among qualified applicants those students to be admitted into the Elementary Holmes Program.

Secondary Holmes Fifth Year MAT Program

Graduate year, subject-specific cohorts will be formed in the School of Education for graduate study in secondary education programs leading to initial teacher certification. Secondary teaching areas include English, mathematics, social studies, and the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics).  Prospective undergraduate students interested in the fifth-year teacher education program should contact the School of Education, Secondary Holmes coordinator upon admission to the university.  Applicants may include candidates with degrees, as well as seniors finishing their programs in the various academic areas.

Admission requirements include:

  • Acceptable scores on GRE;

  • Completion of all undergraduate and prior graduate coursework with a GPA of at least 3.00;

  • Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (PRAXIS CORE) assessments or minimum ACT composite of 22 or minimum SAT composite of 1030 and on the appropriate PRAXIS II subject area/specialty test(s);

  • Substantive current coursework in the content area as determined by program faculty;

  • Completed materials for application to the fifth-year, subject-specific cohorts submitted to the School of Education Office of Graduate Admissions and Assessment on or before March 15; and

  • Admission to the LSU Graduate School

Meeting minimum requirements, including an undergraduate degree in an appropriate field and admission to the LSU Graduate School, does not guarantee admission to the fifth-year teacher education program. A School of Education admissions panel will select from among qualified applicants those students to be admitted into the subject-specific, fifth-year cohorts.