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Education Graduate Programs

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 instructioneducational leadership, technology leadership, school counselingclinical mental health counseling or school psychology, you will find a dedicated faculty ready to assist you in obtaining your graduate degree.

FULLY ACCREDITED

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).

ISTE Certification for Educators is the only vendor-neutral, internationally recognized credential for educators who have demonstrated mastery of the ISTE Standards for Educators. ISTE Certification focuses on pedagogy, not on tools or devices, and is designed to change your educational practice, whether you’re a classroom educator, instructional designer, library media specialist, technology coach or in another role. The program combines 14 weeks of professional learning with a six-month portfolio application and review process, and recipients can apply to receive up to four graduate-level credits for their participation. Is it rigorous? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes!

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master of Arts in Teaching

Thinking about becoming a teacher? Expand your professional teaching knowledge with Nicholls State University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.  With guidance and support from Nicholls’ faculty, you will develop the skills and perspectives you need to become an agent of change – both in the classroom and in the wider educational community.The Master of Arts in Teaching is a graduate program in teacher preparation for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree in the liberal arts or sciences and a desire to enter the teaching profession. 

Technology Leadership Med

This graduate program helps students develop the counseling skills needed to serve different client populations in a variety of settings. Students get hands-on experience through the on-campus Counselor Training Clinic and an externship.  The curriculum also focuses on administering and interpreting psychological tests as well as using research techniques to solve practical counseling problems. 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This graduate program helps students develop the counseling skills needed to serve different client populations in a variety of settings. Students get hands-on experience through the on-campus Counselor Training Clinic and an externship.  The curriculum also focuses on administering and interpreting psychological tests as well as using research techniques to solve practical counseling problems. 

Curriculum and Instruction

The Nicholls master’s degree programs in curriculum and instruction allow educators to advance their careers while mastering their skill areas.  The Curriculum and Instruction Master’s degree includes five concentration areas in which candidates can specialize.  These are as follows: Early Childhood Education, High Incidence Disabilities with Applied Behavior Analysis option, Reading Specialist, Elementary Education or Secondary Education.  Further information is provided within each area of concentration.

Educational Leadership

High school principals, university vice presidents, and educational technology leaders want the same thing: the secret to improving their school’s instruction, operations and services.

The Nicholls educational leadership master’s degree program prepares future supervisors, superintendents and administrators to operate more successful schools through courses that teach technique and stress hands-on involvement. Students work under local school leaders to get first-hand experience of the ins and outs of the challenges facing today’s education system.

Master of Education in School Counseling

Today, school counselors do much more than help students get into college and give advice. School systems look to them as advocates for the success of all students.

The Nicholls State University Master of Education in School Counseling program prepares students to provide a variety of counseling and guidance services in diverse educational settings.The program emphasizes clinical training and K-12 field experiences while providing the background knowledge necessary for an integrated approach to counseling, collaboration and program development.

School Psychology (Specialist)

Students bring a number of personal issues with them when they walk into classrooms across the nation. Family problems, learning difficulties, negative peer pressure, stress, relationship issues, poor self-esteem, depression, anger … and the list continues. The Nicholls State University Specialist in School Psychology program prepares future school psychologists to serve as consultants to the entire school community. 

Assistantships

Get work experience while earning your graduate degree.

Graduate assistantships are available in departments and program throughout the campus. Graduate assistants are employed by Nicholls on a one-semester basis. GAs work 20 hours per week (15 hours in a summer session) and are paid a stipend on a monthly basis. Full assistantships also include a waiver of tuition.A student must be accepted into a graduate program to be considered for an assistantship. GAs must also earn at least six hours of credit each semester applicable to their degree. Application forms for graduate assistantships may be downloaded below or obtained from the offices of the Coordinator of Graduate Studies of each college.

To apply, a graduate student must submit:

  • Graduate Assistant Application
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations (applicant evaluations)
  • Unclassified Employment Application
  • Criminal Background Check form
  • Copy of Driver’s License

Forms and Documents:

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ADVISING INFORMATION
Advisors for each concentration area are listed in the chart below.

ADVISOR CHART

Program

Advisors

Office

Phone

School Leadership

L. Jones

220 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4325

 

G. Stall

231 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4314

Higher Education

E. Dial

Picciola Hall

985-448-4021

 

G. Stall

231 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4314

Early Childhood

T. Papa

233 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4731

 

   

Elementary Education

S. Triche

232 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4337

 

   

High Incidence Disabilities

G. Gautreaux

118 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4316

 

   

Reading Education

F. Crochet

236 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4336

 

   

Secondary Education

S. Triche

232 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4337

 

   

Counselor Education

Z. Tanner

252 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4348

 

   

School Psychology

C. Broussard

256 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4356

 

   

Clinical Mental Health

J. Cortez

267 CEBS Bldg.

985-448-4352

CONTACT INFORMATION

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Office Location:
220 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Building
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2053
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 985-448-4311
Fax: 985-448-4926
E-mail: cebs@nicholls.edu

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