Master of Education (MEd)
The Master of Education (MEd) is designed to advance the knowledge base of certified teachers, provide preparation for individuals interested in leadership positions in schools and school districts, and prepare school counselors.
Program areas include: educational leadership; gifted education, special education, guidance with a specialization in school counseling; and curriculum and instruction with specializations in early childhood education, elementary education, English education, foreign language education, language arts/children’s literature, mathematics education, reading/literacy, science education, social studies education, and special education.
The school-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.
Special Education requires 36 hours of credit at the graduate level, and does not offer a thesis option. The curricular requirements include:
- At least 18 hours at the 7000 level or above.
- A core area of 18 hours.
- Three specializations with 18 hours required in each; these specializations are Instructional, Behavioral, and Diagnosis and Evaluation.
- The Diagnosis and Evaluation specialization may require an additional three credit hours of diagnosis and remediation of reading problems; this will be determined by the major advisor based on the previous course work of the student.
The student must pass a comprehensive final exam consisting of a series of written questions pertaining to the student’s specialization.