Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction


Department of Teaching and Learning

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.

Career Information

Types of Jobs

  • Curriculum Supervisor
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher
  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Instructional Coach
  • Librarian
  • Master Teacher Leader
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Reading Teacher
  • Secondary Education Teacher

Types of Employers

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


  • 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, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Learned Societies and the College of Education Conceptual Framework


  • Total semester hours required: 36

  • Complete all requirements stated in the catalogue and the candidate's degree plan

  • Satisfactorily complete a portfolio in PASSPORT

  • 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.

  • Satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination or its approved equivalent

  • Be recommended for the degree by the student's major professor


  • 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)

    • Biology

    • Chemistry

    • English

    • Foreign Language

    • Mathematics

    • Social Studies


  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, PK-3

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Grades 1-5

  • Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education, Grades 4-8

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Grades 1-5 and Grades 4-8

  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Grades 1-5 and Grades 4-8

  • Master of Education in Special Education


  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi

  • Southeast Reading Council

Contact Information

Dr. Susan Zimlich, Graduate Coordinator


Mailing address: SLU Box 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 2018 K

Program website