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2013-2014 General Catalog 
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education (Graduate Program)

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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.


Earl Cheek, Jr, Director
Rita Culross, Graduate Advisor
TELEPHONE 225-578-6867
FAX 225-578-9135
E-MAIL echeek@lsu.edu
WEBSITE http://uiswcmsweb.prod.lsu.edu/education/#


Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School: www.lsu.edu/gradapply. 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 MAT, MA, 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 transcripts, GRE, three letters of recommendation, and TOEFL or IELTS 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 March 1 and Counseling which has a deadline of March 15. 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 course work. Lower GRE scores may be considered contingent on the 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.

Financial Assistance

Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. Doctoral student stipends for academic-year appointments start at $9,000. 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.”

Keena Arbuthnot (6A) • Educational research
Jacqueline Bach (M) • English education
Estanislado Barrera (6A) • Reading/Literacy education
Jennifer Baumgartner (M) • Early Childhood education
Dana Bickmore (6A) • Educational leadership
Steven Bickmore (6A) • English education
Paul E. Binford (6A) • Social studies education
Pamela Blanchard (M) • Science education
Brian Bourke (6A) • Higher education
Teresa K. Buchanan (M) • Early childhood education
Reneé M. Casbergue (M) • Reading and literacy education
Earl H. Cheek Jr (M) • Reading education
Laura Hensley Choate (M) • College counseling, counselor education, counseling women
Rita Culross (M) • Gifted and talented education
Jennifer Curry (6A) • School counseling
R. Kenton Denny (M) • Special education
Cynthia Dicarlo (M) • Early Childhood education
William Doll Jr (EM) • Elementary education and curriculum studies
Denise Egea-Kuehne (M) • Foreign language education and curriculum studies
Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner (6A) • Elementary education
Kristin Gansle (M) • Special education
Terry Geske (EM) • Educational leadership
Gary G. Gintner (M) • Diagnosis and treatment planning, substance abuse, stress reduction
Petra Munro Hendry (M) • Social studies and curriculum studies
Jennifer Jolly (M) • Gifted and elementary education
Eugene Kennedy (M) • Educational research
David Kirshner (M) • Mathematics education
Robert C. Lafayette (EM) • Foreign language education
S. Kim MacGregor (M) • Instructional technology, cognition and technology
F. Neil Mathews (M) • Gifted Education
Roland Mitchell (M) • Higher education, pedagogy, diversity
Paul Mooney (M) • Special education
Tom Ricks (6A) • Mathematics education
Margaret Mary Sulentic-Dowell (M) • Reading and literacy education
Dianne Taylor (M) • School reform, leadership, collective bargaining
Charles Teddlie (EM) • Qualitative research
Ann Trousdale (M) • Language arts and children’s literature education
Angela Webb (6A) • Science education

Degree Programs



    Certificate of Education SpecialistDoctor of PhilosophyMaster of ArtsMaster of EducationMaster of Arts in Teaching

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