Northwestern State University of Louisiana

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
MA in Adult Education MAT in Secondary Educ. & Special Educ. Mild/Moderate
MAT in Early Childhood Education MA in Student Affairs and Higher Education
MAT in Elementary Education Ed. in Curiculum and Instruction
MAT in Middle School Education Ed. in Early Childhood Education
MAT in Secondary Education M. Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership
MAT in elementary Educ. & Special duc. Mild/Moderate M. Ed. in Special Education
MAT in Middle School Educ. & Special Edu. Mild/Moderate M. Ed. in Educational Leadership
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Northwestern State offers several online masters degrees in the area of Education. NSU is a responsive, student-oriented institution that is committed to the creation, dissemination, and acquisition of knowledge through teaching, research, and service. The University maintains as its highest priority excellence in teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs. The College of Education and Human Development has been nationally recognized for the value added in teacher preparation.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 13
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Special Education and Teaching
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 238

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 17 full-time; 9 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 82% full-time; 89% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 2 full-time; 358 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size 30

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students School-specific policy
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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