Program Overview

Louisiana State University Shreveport offers a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Reading and Literacy degree which is ideal for individuals who wish to become literacy coaches and reading specialists. Individuals who pursue this program exhibit a love for reading and helping others in the field. Graduates will gain the ability to assess reading ability, apply reading techniques in the classroom, and create custom reading programs for individual and group readers. Students enrolled study current theories, approaches, and models that are used to successfully teach reading to groups and individuals. The master’s degree enhances the skills of teachers and ensures that they are competent within the field. This program is designed for teachers/administrators at all levels of education in any school setting.

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Emphasis in Reading and Literacy consists of 36 credit hours that can potentially be completed in two years. Each course is seven weeks long and are fully accredited by SACS and NCATE. Individuals who wish to enroll are not required to submit a GRE and no teaching certificate is required either.

All courses are available online. Students interested in the program should have basic computer skills in order to complete the program. The flexible online learning environment allows students to balance their family and career life while working towards their degree. Students who wish to be admitted into this program must have a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 credit hours attempted in an undergraduate degree program. Students must also provide either a current teaching certification from any state or a letter of recommendation that proves at least one year of experience related to this field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    All LSUS teacher education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education since 1978.

    Requirements

    Students meeting the following criteria will be unconditionally admitted to graduate study:

    • A minimum 2.5 grade point average on the undergraduate degree (on a 4.0 scale) or a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours attempted in the degree program. Additionally, a 3.0 GPA is required on any graduate work previously attempted with no more than 6 credit hours with a grade of “C” and no grades of “F.”
    • Graduate students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution that they attended.
    • No GRE required.
    • ONE of the following is required:
      • A current teaching certification (any state)
      • A letter of recommendation proving at least one year of related professional experience is required.

    School Overview

    Louisiana State University-Shreveport is a four-year public school located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Louisiana State University at Shreveport was opened in 1967 as a branch of the Louisiana State University System. The school is the only public four-year university in the Shreveport-Bossier area. LSUS began as a two-year institution, but after nine years was advanced to four-year status in 1976. Since then, LSUS has acquired regional and national accreditation and has added more programs.

    Louisiana State University-Shreveport offers bachelor degrees, master degrees, and continuing education. LSUS offers only master's degrees completely online.

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