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.
Guidance with a specialization in school counseling requires 48 hours of credit at the graduate level with a thesis option of 42 hours of course work, and six hours of thesis, or 48 hours of course work. The curricular requirements include:
- At least 24 hours at the 7000 level or above.
- A primary area consisting of a minimum of 39 hours of earned credit in a specified field of study.
- A research course consisting of three hours.
- An elective component consisting of six hours.
The student must pass a comprehensive final exam consisting of a series of written questions pertaining to the specialization.