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 at UL Lafayette was ranked among the country's best in the U.S. News & World Report's 2020 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.
If you're an out-of-state student enrolling in the online Curriculum & Instruction program at UL Lafayette, you automatically receive the in-state tuition incentive. That means you pay the in-state tuition rates instead of the out-of-state costs.
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.
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.
Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Specialist
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.
This concentration is one of two online master's degree in education offered at UL Lafayette. Courses are delivered 100% online using the Moodle 2 Learning Management System. The concentration leads to achievement of Louisiana Department of Education Instructional Coach Endorsement.
Our online master's in education has start dates in the summer and fall, but this degree program has five accelerated terms per year. Each semester for the online master's degree in education is split into A terms and B terms.
Note: Because courses in the online master's in education program will be available only through online distance learning it may not be available to all applicants. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be authorized in all states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states. (Visit the Office of Distance Learning 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.
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 Online program)
- Letter of Application (Educational Leadership)
- Curriculum Vitae (Educational Leadership)
- Interview (Educational Leadership)
Starting Fall 2019, GRE scores will not be required. Contact the program's graduate coordinator for more details.
College of Education Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Dr. Paula Montgomery
Maxim Doucet Hall, 102
Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Peter Sheppard
Girard Hall 111C
Educational Leadership Graduate Coordinator (for the M.Ed. program)
Dr. Frank DelFavero
Picard Center, 261
Gifted Education Graduate Coordinator
Dr. Christine Briggs
Girard Hall, 101A