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LSUS Earns Five Top Rankings for Education Degree Programs

May 19, 2021

Shreveport, LA-Teaching Degree Search has awarded top rankings to LSUS in five categories for the state. The university earned first in Best Value Educational Administration Master's Degree Schools, Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Schools, Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree Schools, and Best Value Educational Administration Schools. A third-place ranking was awarded for Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools.

The Department of Education at LSUS features undergraduate programs in early childhood, elementary and secondary education while also offering graduate programs including a Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction (MEDCI) and Master of Education in Educational Leadership (MEDL). Certification programs are also available.

"These accolades not only reflect the quality of our professors and curriculum but also reflect the gold standard of the LSUS graduate students," Dr. Jason Mixon, Director of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership said. "These leaders are changing lives every day in educational organizations and institutions across Louisiana, our nation, and globally. Our mission of developing impactful, culturally-responsive, committed, creative, deeply-engaged, relentless, thought leaders in education is rewarded today with this prestigious ranking. We are proud to say that LSUS is a destination university for all educators and educational leaders to refine their leadership skills and find their true potential."

Teaching Degree Search is a website and free resource that specializes in promoting teaching careers. They determine best value rankings with research and compile education study area information, career overviews, and more to compile ranking lists for teaching and education institutions across the U.S. to help students make a smart decision when considering their higher education. Rankings rely on the contribution of content, information and resources from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, as well as other education and school specific websites.

"The School of Education's recognition in both undergraduate teacher education and leadership/administration demonstrates the commitment that we have to developing practitioners dedicated to the education of the whole child and our communities who serve those children," Dr. Cay Evans, Chair and professor for the LSUS Department of Education said. "We are humbled by the awards."

Founded in 1967, Louisiana State University Shreveport offers a wide array of nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral degree. The university's mission is to educate a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students; engage in regional and global thought leadership through community collaboration and service; and innovate to enhance the application of knowledge and intellectual discovery through faculty and student research and creative endeavors.

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