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Online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an Urban Education Concentration

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Total Credit Hours
30

Cost Per Credit Hour
$374

Equip Yourself With the Skills for Urban School Reform

LSU Shreveport

The online Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction: Urban Education is offered by LSU Shreveport. A teaching certificate is not required to enter the program. Students will learn to develop and implement strategies for positively relating to, and interacting with, educational institutions within the context of urban communities in this online program. Students will also learn how to build mutually respectful relationships with diverse students; engage individuals from different cultural backgrounds; and create and sustain a safe, caring, and inclusive classroom using restorative practices that engender a positive learning environment.

Total Credit Hours
30

Cost Per Credit Hour
$374

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CAEP Accredited

This program meets rigorous national standards set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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Non-Traditional Teachers Welcome

No teaching certificate is required to enter our 100% online program.

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Develop a Teaching Portfolio

In this program, you will create an e-portfolio that showcases the work completed in the program.

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TEACH Grant Eligible

Qualified applicants in certain programs may meet the requirements for the TEACH Grant.


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Cost

Cost - Online Master in Urban Education

The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Urban Education online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Total credit hours per program: 30 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $374

Total cost with fees: $11,203.10*

*Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

Course Listings - Online Master in Urban Education

Students in the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Urban Education online program must complete 30 credit hours of course work, including five foundation courses (15 credit hours), and five specialization courses (15 credit hours).

Foundation Courses

Students must complete the following courses.

Foundation: 5 courses Credit Hours
EDL 740: Introduction to Graduate Research 3
ED 720: Curriculum 3
ED 780: Educational Technology Applied to the Classroom 3
ED 734: Creating Multicultural Connections through Literature 3
EDL 700: Creating a Professional Learning Community 3
Total Required Credit Hours 15

Specialization Courses

Students must complete the following courses.

Specialization: 5 courses Credit Hours
ED 750: The History of Urban Education 3
ED 751: Urban Schools and the Community 3
ED 752: Culturally Responsive Classroom Organization and Management 3
ED 753: Urban School Reform 3
ESL 601: Introduction to Language and Culture 3
Total Required Credit Hours 15
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Online Master in Urban Education

Take the first step toward earning your degree and reaching a new milestone in your education. We've simplified the process so you can get started quickly and easily. Students interested in the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Urban Education online program must meet the following requirements for admission.

Program Requirements:

  • Submit graduate application and $20 application fee
  • Graduate degree from an accredited university, OR
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and any other required official documents

Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:

LSUS
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to admissions@lsus.edu.

**This degree does not lead to any additional certification, if the graduate does not already possess a teaching certificate.

To be considered for admission to any of our graduate programs, students must first meet the LSUS Graduate School admission requirements.


Graduate School Admission:

Unconditional Admission: For unconditional admission to graduate study, students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended and meet all admission requirements of a degree program and one of the following:

Earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university, OR

Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses.

A minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required on any graduate work attempted with no grades of D or F.

International Admission:

International applicants must meet regular admission requirements for their selected program. In addition, you may be required to submit additional information. Learn more about international admission requirements.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities - Online Master in Urban Education

  • Community Liaison
  • Urban Education Consultant
  • Urban Education Teacher
  • Mentor Teacher
Accreditation

Accreditation - Online Master in Urban Education

The teacher education programs at Louisiana State University Shreveport meet rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

What Will I Learn?

With theory-to-practice courses, students in our MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Urban Education program will gain firsthand knowledge of how to create and implement action plans for community partnerships and become equipped to participate in urban school reform.

Our program offers:

  • Personal development of a justice-oriented, culturally responsive mindset and applications specific to urban education and community outreach
  • The critical frameworks and pedagogical foundations needed to teach in urban schools
  • A strong support network and online learning community to help you succeed
Why choose the LSU Shreveport Online Master in Urban Education?
  • The Urban Education online graduate program from LSUS is the only program of its kind in the state of Louisiana!
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts "good to excellent" job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years
  • CareerBuilder® says elementary school teachers with master's degrees earn starting salaries 32% higher than teachers with a bachelor's
  • "The most rewarding opportunities will be offered to master's-educated teachers with the in-demand skills this program offers." - (University official)

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