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Masters in Education - MEd

The College of Education's conceptual framework forms a foundation for innovative, interdisciplinary, and research-based curricula dedicated to the development of reflective practitioners who demonstrate expertise in knowledge and practice.

If you're interested in online education master's programs, check out the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. The College of Education & Human Development at UL Lafayette was ranked among the country's best in the U.S. News & World Report's 2023 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."

M.Ed. Degree Options

All of our Master of Education degree programs require applicants to possess a valid teaching certificate and evidence of one year of full-time teaching experience.

Curriculum & Instruction

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to enhance pedagogical skills and content knowledge for certified teachers. Graduates pursue careers as teachers, instructional specialists or coordinators, trainers, tutors, curriculum developers, and more.

The Instructional Specialist Concentration provides candidates with the requisite experience that will position them to refine, reform, or develop curricula and instruction for themselves as well as their pre-service, novice, or veteran peers. Candidates should already be skillful at their craft and should be seeking demonstrative ways to share their expertise beyond their individual classroom. The concentration leads to the achievement of Louisiana Department of Education Instructional Coach Endorsement.

Online students enrolled in 100% online concentrations in this program, including the instructional specialist concentration, pay a flat-rate, $480-per-credit-hour tuition. Additional course fees, including materials, labs and proctoring fees, are not included. Online students are not assessed additional operational and activity fees or out-of-state tuition.

Additionally, the online concentrations in this program offer five accelerated terms per year, with the Fall and Spring semesters split into A terms and B terms.

Note: Because some courses in this program are available only online, the program may not be available to all applicants. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in every state where a student is located. (Visit the Online Programs website to learn more.) International students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.

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Educational Leadership

Our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership provides graduates with the confidence, content knowledge, and professional leadership skills to become effective leaders who are ready to face the challenges of education in the 21st century.

The Educational Leadership degree program is offered via hybrid courses with classes meeting in a face-to-face format 50% of the time and through online learning activities the other 50% of the time. This rotation is done on an alternating basis for each course.

Students are admitted into cohorts that begin a two year program in the fall of each year.

This program prepares its students for licensure or certification within the state of Louisiana. Please visit the list of licensure programs for important information if you plan to move out of state.

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Gifted Education

The M.Ed. in Gifted Education is designed for dedicated elementary and secondary teachers who wish to teach and support students who have gifts and talents, or who have gifted potential.

This program prepares its students for licensure or certification within the state of Louisiana. Please visit the list of licensure programs for important information if you plan to move out of state.

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School application materials, you must also submit:

  • Valid Teaching Certificate (all Programs)
  • One year full-time teaching experience (except for the Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed. program)
  • Letter of Application (Educational Leadership)
  • Curriculum Vitae (Educational Leadership)
  • Interview (Educational Leadership)

GRE scores are not required. Contact the program's graduate coordinator for more details.

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Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Natalie Keefer
Phone: 337-482-5266
Girard Hall 101A

Educational Leadership Graduate Coordinator (for the M.Ed. program)

Dr. Frank DelFavero
Phone: 337-482-6745
Picard Center, 261

Gifted Education Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Christine Briggs
Phone: 337-482-6718
Girard Hall, 101A