Master of Education in
Curriculum and Instruction


Curriculum and Instruction

The Curriculum and Instruction graduate program at Southeastern prepares highly qualified and effective teachers for Louisiana's schools for grades PK through 12. Students develop the ability to provide professional services and leadership in schools, school districts and professional organizations. The program offers opportunities to develop pedagogical content knowledge, content knowledge in their area(s) of certification and competencies reflecting the knowledge, skills and dispositions to reach their full potential. Students receive intensive study in their selected areas of concentration.

Other Concentrations

  • Early Childhood Education (Grades PK-3)
    Elementary Education (Grades 1-5)
    Middle School Education (Grades 4-8)
    English as a Second Language (ESL)
    International Baccalaureate
    Library Science
    Literacy Education (Elementary/Secondary)
    Master Teacher Leader
    Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) in Biology
    Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) in Chemistry
    Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) in English
    Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) in Foreign Language
    Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) in Mathematics
    Secondary Education (Grades 6-12) in Social Studies



Required Semester Hours 36-39

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation / National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes aligned with COMPASS/Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching and national professional organizations for advances teacher preparation standards.

  • Concentrations may add additional certifications to an existing Louisiana teaching certificate.
  • Designed for working teachers.
  • Qualify for a Level 2 Louisiana teaching certification. 
  • Complete all requirements stated in the catalogue and the candidate's degree plan
  • Satisfactorily complete and present a capstone action research project.
  • Satisfactorily complete all graduate work with a cumulative "B" average. Degree candidates must earn an average of "B" or better, both cumulative and in the major area of concentration, with no more than six semester hours with a grade of "C" counted toward a degree. No credit below "C" will be accepted for graduate degree credit.
  • Be recommended for the degree by the student's major professor
  • Must have a valid teaching certificate (i.e. currently active or have had an active certificate in the past).


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Curriculum Supervisor
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher
  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • ESL Specialist
  • Instructional Coach
  • Librarian
  • Master Teacher Leader
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Reading Teacher
  • Secondary Education Teacher
  • Teacher at International Baccalaureate School
  • Teacher at level 3 certification
  • University Teacher

Types of Employers

  • Educational agencies (ex: Head Start)
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Public, private and parochial school systems
  • State department of education



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Student Orgs & Activities

Dyslexia Simulation

Kappa Delta Pi

Phi Kappa Phi

Mursion Avatars

Southeast Reading Council