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Counselor Education

The Department of Counselor Education (COUN) offers graduate programs in counseling that are designed to prepare you for a profession that changes people's lives. We offer a Master of Science in Counselor Education and two concentration areas from which you can choose: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Louisiana and prepares you to deliver services in a variety of mental health settings. The School Counseling concentration meets the Louisiana Department of Education's educational requirements for certification as a Counselor, K-12 or Ancillary Counselor, K-12.

In 2014, the Department of Counselor Education received an 8-year accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Counselor Education program is only one of four programs in the nation to receive this honor on its first attempt.

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Educational Curriculum & Instruction

The Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) at UL Lafayette offers undergraduate and graduate degrees designed to empower you as a teacher. If you want to be on the front lines in schools and classrooms, we'll teach you how to place students on the path of success, from pre-school to senior year in high school. Our department emphasizes research and professionalism and leading by example — so you can demonstrate your expertise in both knowledge and practice, embrace diversity, and be committed to continuous professional growth.

We are the first department and institution to offer the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Add-On Certification and the Instructional Coach Add-On Certification.

The programs in the Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) have received national recognition from the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, National Science Teachers Association, Association for Childhood International, National Council for Social Studies, and National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Educational Foundations & Leadership

The Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership (EDFL) is committed to making you an educational leader at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our coursework is focused on transmitting, preserving, extending, and challenging intellectual traditions. The Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership supports the department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction and the School of Kinesiology by providing the candidates with educational foundations, leadership courses, and a variety of laboratory experiences.

In addition, we are committed to pre-service and advanced programs, as well as University and community service.

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Kinesiology

The School of Kinesiology (KNES) is the largest unit within the College of Education. The School of Kinesiology focuses on studying people's responses to physical activity and exercise, while promoting health and physical well-being. Because human movement is inherently complex, we offer a number of Kinesiology concentrations, including exercise science, health and physical education, health and promotion wellness, and sports management.

With a degree from the School of Kinesiology, you can work as an occupational therapist, physical therapist, athletic trainer, sports manager, exercise and fitness director, cardiac rehab, physician's assistant, and more. If you're pursuing a degree in Health and Physical Education, we offer the teacher certification.

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