Certificate in Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum & Instruction: English Education

LSU Education Specialist Certification (English Education Concentration)


The EdS certificate is intended primarily for teachers, counselors, supervisors, and administrators in elementary and secondary schools. This program provides in-depth opportunities for professional growth and specialization for persons who have completed the master’s degree. Students enrolled in this program will advance their understanding and application in areas of humanistic and behavioral studies, educational research, and English content and teaching practices. A content specific practicum will be completed.

Program Structure

A minimum of 60 hours of graduate credit — which may include hours earned in the master’s degree — is required. All programs must be approved by the student's departmental advisor.

Required coursework

Approved by program advisor.

EDCI 7475 Research Project in Secondary or K-12 Teacher Education (3)
ELRC 4006 Introduction to Applied Statistics in Educational Research (3)
ELRC 4249
Understanding and Applying Research in Education (3)
PSYC 4111 Intermediate Statistics (3)

A focus and coursework will be selected by joint agreement between student and advisor in consultation with other faculty members as needed. Must include 18 hours beyond Masters.

EDCI 7610 Advanced Seminar and Practicum in Curriculum & Instruction (6)
or approved equivalent

Approved by program advisor. 

There is no time limit to completing this program. Students should meet regularly with their advisors in order to determine what course loads and requirements best suit their individual schedules. The student must complete all required course work with a 3.0 GPA or higher, and must successfully complete a required six-hour practicum in the area of specialization. No final exam is required for these specializations. 



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Jackie Bach, PhD
221K Peabody Hall

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