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 further 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.  A minimum of nine hours must be taken outside of the School of Education.

All programs must include the following components:

  • Humanistic and Behavioral Studies - 6 hrs required
  • Select from areas such as Educational Foundations, Special Education, Multicultural Education, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Human Development, or Anthropology.  
  • The courses must be from two different areas.

Research - 6 hrs required

EDCI  7475  Research Project in Secondary or K-12 Teacher Education
ELRC 4249   Understanding and Applying Research in Education
ELRC 4200   Measurement and Evaluation of Student Achievement
ELRC 4006   Applied Statistics in Education
PSYC 4111    Intermediate Statistics
EXST 4001    Statistical Methods

Area of Specialization - 30 hrs required (must include 18 hours beyond Masters)

Core Requirements - 9 hrs required

  • Practicum (e.g. EDCI 7610, 7684, 7728, 7748, 7768 or approved equivalent.) (6 hrs required)
  • Course which fits specialization selected from EDCI 4025, 4040, 7821/22, 7843, 7824, 7825,  7901, 7902, 7903, or approved equivalent. (3 hrs required)

Specialization - 21 hrs. required

  • A number of specializations are possible within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.  A focus and coursework will be selected by joint agreement between student and advisor in consultation with other faculty members as needed.


Select 18 hours.  Must be approved by 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. 




Financial Information


Contact Us

For more information about graduate programs in English Education, please contact: 

Dr. Jackie Bach
113D Peabody Hall
ph: 225-578-6879