Graduate Programs

The School of Education offers a range of professional and academic 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.

We also offer 100% online degree programs and graduate certificates. Contact your academic advisor for more details.

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Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology

Add on certificate to give practitioners coursework that will increase their knowledge in leading learning innovation through educational technology. Potentially earn credit hours for Quality Matters' "Teaching Online Certificate (TOC)" or "Master Reviewer Certificate (MRC)" toward a graduate certificate or degree in Educational Technology.

Curriculum Code: CEDT


Graduate Certificate in Instructional Coaching

Add on certificate in instructional coaching for certified teachers.

Curriculum Code: CINCO

Graduate Certificate in Urban and Community Education

Add on certificate will afford participants with a deep understanding of urban residents’ experiences of education and community outreach.

Curriculum Code: CUCE

Graduate Degrees Offered

Master of Arts (MA)

I am interested in education, research, educational technology, or higher education administration.

Curriculum Code: AELRC Major: Education Specializations: listed to the right




Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Holmes Program

I am an undergraduate student in LSU Elementary Education and want to further enhance my expertise: Holmes MAT Elementary

Curriculum Code: MATE Major: Elementary Education Grades 1-5

I want to teach PK-12 but am not yet certified: Holmes MAT Secondary

Curriculum Code: MATS Major: Secondary Education Grades 6-12



Master of Education (MEd)

36 graduate hours

I am a certified teacher and want to extend my knowledge and skills.





Master of Education (MEd) in Counseling

60 graduate hours

I want to serve in a variety of human service settings such as schools, college counseling centers, mental health treatment facilities, and private practice.




Certificate of Education Specialist (EdS)

60 graduate hours (may include master's degree)

I have a master’s degree in education and want to further extend my knowledge.



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

90 graduate hours (may include master's degree)

I want to earn a doctorate in education.