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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: General Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months  |  Credit Hours: 30  |  Courses: 10  |  Tuition: $11,203.10*

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts "good to excellent" job opportunities for teachers over the next ten years.


Through engaging course content and required hands-on field experience in schools and classrooms, candidates pursuing their master's degree will gain new expertise and learn how to align their professional skills with best practices in educational research, testing, curriculum development, and the principles of theory and learning.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts "good to excellent" job opportunities for teachers over the next ten years.

Students choosing the MEDCI General Emphasis program can work with their advisors to custom-tailor specialized courses for their specific career objectives.


Align your degree with your aspirations in education.


The MEDCI General Emphasis program offers:

  • An opportunity to work with your advisor to tailor your MEDCI to your aspirations and areas of interest
  • A focus on developing expertise that may be particularly valuable to your institution, or your geographic area
  • Alignment of your goals to the theories, strategies, and best practices that will make them possible.
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The Teacher Education programs at LSUS are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP), previously known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Online Course List


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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

This course is a study of research methods and their empirical foundations. It provides basic practical knowledge on how to find, review, and critique academic and applied research in education and leadership. In addition, students will learn to develop appropriate research questions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

A systematic study of the history, theory and practice of curriculum development in American education.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

A hands on, project-centered course using technology in the classroom, with attention to selection of hardware and software, use of multimedia authoring tools and communications technology in the development of instructional materials.

This course emphasizes a critical approach to examination and selection of literature for K-16 school settings. Review and analysis of theories establish a foundation upon which to critique examples of literature, to view personal practice, and to adjust instructional approaches. Candidates will explore and identify literature selections to generate a stronger connection for all learners.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

The Professional Learning Community (PLC) provides potential teacher leaders and administrators with a structure for continuing professional growth and information and activities aligned with best practices and current research on initiatives that support the Louisiana Accountability System, the School Improvement Process, and the Standards for School Principals in Louisiana.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

This course focuses on the collection and analysis of data sources relevant in educational settings and emphasizes analyses of work samples, observations, inquiry data, artifacts, and standardized test scores. Throughout the course students collect and analyze school improvement data.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

Study of the theories and models of reading and the various instructional approaches to the teaching of reading. Provides an overview of the reading process from emergent literacy through adulthood. Includes practical training in vocabulary and comprehension development.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

Strategies and practices for teaching reading in the content areas including social studies, mathematics, English, science and other areas. The focus is on middle school and high school classroom instruction.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

This course will examine interactions of language with geographic location, social status, age, ethnicity, gender, and school. Other components will be use of language in multilingual speech communities, displacement of one language by another, reasons for language changes, attitudes towards languages, and social aspects of language. This course assesses advanced critical thinking skills through scholarly reading and written analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

This course will explore the relationship of linguistics to second language teaching and learning. Topics covered include an introduction to linguistics with more detailed study of phonetics and phonology, word structure/morphology, syntax, and language variation. This course assesses advanced critical thinking skills through scholarly reading and written analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

This course will explore the various methods, techniques and approaches to the teaching of English as a second language. This course assesses advanced critical thinking skills through scholarly reading and written analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,120.31

This course will explore how to adapt curricula for the multicultural classroom and will review existing materials for English as a second language. This course assess advanced critical thinking skills through scholarly reading and written analysis.

*Includes tuition and fees based on Fall 2018 pricing and subject to change without notice.

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Why choose the LSU Shreveport online Master of Education?

  • The same core content and distinguished faculty as on-campus
  • "Anytime, anywhere" 24/7 online access for working professionals
  • A personal advisor to work with you from enrollment to graduation
  • Affordable tuition, with payment options and financial aid available