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The online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education (SPED) Leadership concentration offered by LSU Shreveport is designed to help students prepare how to transition into school leaders whose work and purpose are to provide support to 12-15% of the student population identified as having special needs or in need of Special Education services. The coursework will prepare educators to better serve that student population in the most effective, efficient, ethical, and legally compliant manner. Non-degree seeking students can take courses in this program to enhance post-graduate knowledge.
This program meets rigorous national standards set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Qualified applicants in certain programs may meet the requirements for the TEACH Grant.
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In this program, you will create an e-portfolio that showcases the work completed in the program.
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Special Education Leader 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
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
Students in the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Special Education Leader online program must complete 30 credit hours of course work, including four foundation courses (12 credit hours), and six specialization courses (18 credit hours).
Students must complete the following courses.
|Foundation: 4 courses||Credit Hours|
|EDL 740: Introduction to Graduate Research||3|
|ED 789: Educational Technology Research, Evaluation and Assessment||3|
|EDL 700: Creating a Professional Learning Community||3|
|EDL 707: Utilizing Data for School Improvement||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||12|
Students must complete the following courses.
|Specialization: 6 courses||Credit Hours|
|EDL 701: Leading with Vision||3|
|EDL 710: Leading Instruction and Assessment||3|
|EDL 712: Facilitating Human Resource Development and Empowerment||3|
|SPED 700: Applied Behavior Analysis in Education||3|
|SPED 701: Legal and Ethical Issues in Special Education||3|
|SPED 702: Administration and Supervision of Special Education||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||18|
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 – Special Education Leader online program must meet the following requirements for admission.
Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:
Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**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 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.
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.
Students in the Special Education Leadership program will deepen their understanding and knowledge relevant to the special education environment.
Students in the program can expect to learn about:
*The MEDCI master's degree does not lead to a teaching certification but can lead to an endorsement if you are already a certified teacher.
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