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Undergraduate Programs

The College of Education offers students 6 undergraduate degree programs.

Department of Educational Curriculum & Instruction

Art or Music Education Gr K-12, B.A.

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  • Art or Music Education Gr K-12, B.A., Art Education Concentration

The art education concentration is a professional degree program, offered in conjunction with the College of Arts, offering you a major in art education that leads to teaching certification in art.

The program prepares you to be a reflective, competent, socially responsive educator and will provide you with informed, authentic, and meaningful experiences in visual arts. The art education concentration works from the premise that making art and teaching art are both creative acts that demand personal investment, an unquenchable desire to learn, knowledge of your discipline, and an ongoing development of individual and communal art making endeavors that spark imagination and illuminate possibility for you and others.

  • Art or Music Education Gr K-12, B.A., Instrumental Music Education Concentration

The instrumental music education concentration is a professional degree program, offered in conjunction with the College of Arts, offering you a major in art or music education with a concentration in instrumental (band or orchestra) music education that leads to certification as a school band or orchestra director.

The instrumental music education concentration is open to students on any band or orchestra instrument. Graduates in this area typically have contracts with public school systems, or return to graduate school to further their training.

  • Art or Music Education Gr K-12, B.A., Vocal Music Education Concentration

The vocal music education concentration is a professional degree program, offered in conjunction with the College of Arts, offering you a major in art or music education with a concentration in vocal music education that leads to certification as a school choral director.

The vocal music education concentration is open to vocalists. Graduates in this area typically have contracts with public school systems, or return to graduate school to further their training.

Early Childhood Education Gr PK-3, B.S.

Our Early Childhood Education Gr PK-3 program focuses on children's learning through play, based on the research and philosophy of Jean Piaget. This belief is centered on the "power of play." Play meets the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social needs of children. It has been thought that children learn more efficiently and gain more knowledge through play-based activities such as dramatic play, art, and social games. You will help children to develop the core building blocks of knowledge that will be the foundation for their school careers and the rest of their lives.

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Elementary Education Gr 1-5, B.S.

Our Elementary Education Gr 1-5 program focuses on basic academic learning and socialization skills, introducing children to the broad range of knowledge, skill and behavioral adjustment they need to succeed in life.The major goals of elementary education are to achieve basic literacy and numeracy among all pupils, as well as to establish foundations in science, mathematics, geography, history and other social sciences.

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Middle School Education Gr 4-8, B.S.

Our Middle School Education Gr 4-8 program focuses on adolescent development and enables you to gain the knowledge and experience to work successfully with family members and the broader community. This program is designed to meet the Louisiana Department of Education requirements for certification in Middle School Education. We currently offer concentrations in English Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, and Social Studies Education. Upon completion of the entire program, you will be certified to teach in two focus areas of your choice.

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  • Middle School Education Gr 4-8, B.S., English Education Concentration
  • Middle School Education Gr 4-8, B.S., Mathematics Education Concentration
  • Middle School Education Gr 4-8, B.S., General Science Education Concentration
  • Middle School Education Gr 4-8, B.S., Social Studies Education Concentration

Secondary Education and Teaching, B.S.

We know that Grades 6-12 in middle school and high school are the times when students really discover their passions and you — their future teacher — are the one who will help spark their excitement by becoming certified in Secondary Education and Teaching.

You will have many hands-on opportunities to work with this age group and you will create lesson plans and apply them in a classroom setting. The hands-on opportunities include, but are not limited to, working in youth programs on campus, field experiences, and student teaching in area schools.

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  • Secondary Education and Teaching, B.S., Biology Education Concentration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching, B.S., Business Education Concentration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching, B.S., Chemistry Education Concentration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching, B.S., Earth Science Education Concentration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching, B.S., English Education Concentration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching, General Science Education Concentration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching, Mathematics Education Concentration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching, Physics Education Concentration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching, Social Studies Education Concentration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching, Speech Education Concentration

School of Kinesiology

Athletic Training, B.S.

Athletic Training (AT) focuses on collaborating with physicians to optimize activity and participation of physically active individuals. Through our Athletic Training Program (ATP), you will learn how to recognize, treat, and prevent musculoskeletal injuries in individuals on professional and school-based sports teams, in clinics, hospitals, corporations, the military, performing arts, and more. Our program is designed to cover knowledge and skills in prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions.

NOTE: This program is not being offered after 2016-2017.

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Kinesiology, B.S.

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Our Kinesiology program offers several concentrations. The Exercise Science Pre-professional Studies Concentration, Health and Fitness Sales Concentration, or Fitness Studies Concentration combines clinical experiences and internships, and laboratory experiences to prepare you for a career in the health fitness industry or for even higher education to become a physical therapist, occupational therapist, chiropractic assistant, physician's assistant, or a physician. Our curriculum blends hard sciences like biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics with exercise science and kinesiology courses covering anatomy, injury care and prevention, and physiology.

  • Kinesiology, B.S., Exercise Science Pre-professional Studies Concentration
  • Kinesiology, B.S., Exercise Science Health & Fitness Sales Concentration
  • Kinesiology, B.S., Exercise Science Fitness Studies Concentration

Ready to earn your degree anytime, anywhere? Our Health Promotion and Wellness Concentration allows you to earn your Bachelor of Science degree online.

  • Kinesiology, B.S., Health Promotion and Wellness Concentration

Our Sports Management Concentration is a broad-based, interdisciplinary concentration, which provides appropriate Kinesiology requirements as well as coursework in selected subject matter from related disciplines (e.g., communications, business, management, marketing, and public relations). Additionally, Sports Management students are required to complete an internship in an area of career interest.

  • Kinesiology, B.S., Sports Management Concentration

Our Health & PE/Kinesiology Gr K-12 Concentration prepares students to become active as future teachers and coaches. Upon completion of this program, students receive certification from the Louisiana Department of Education. This program also is approved by the Louisiana State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The curriculum offers a combination of courses in teaching methodology (with applied field experiences) and kinesiology science courses which culminates with a student teacher internship in area schools.

  • Kinesiology, B.S., Health & PE/Kinesiology Gr K-12 Concentration