Thank you for considering Nicholls State University’s College of Education for your advanced post baccalaureate training.

Whether you are pursuing a degree in curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, school counseling, clinical mental health counseling or school psychology, you will find a dedicated faculty ready to assist you in obtaining your graduate degree.

The College of Education is fully accredited by NCATE.  All of our graduate programs have recently been redesigned to meet national specialty association and Louisiana State Department of Education guidelines.  Additionally, our Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs are both accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

As you review our Web site, you will find there are five concentration areas within the curriculum and instruction degree program designed to meet your educational goals. These include concentrations in early childhood, high incidence disabilities, reading specialist, elementary education and secondary education. If you are interested in becoming a reading specialist, I invite you to take a look at our new accelerated master’s degree program that may be completed in one calendar year. We also offer a program designed to prepare leaders for exciting careers in higher education.

The College of Education is centrally located on campus in Polk Hall. Our diverse faculty are experienced educators ready to help you achieve your goals. Thanks again for selecting Nicholls for your graduate training.

Dr. Jessica Fanguy-Cortez

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