The School of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction and in Educational Leadership, Research, and Counseling. These programs prepare P-12 educational professionals to become reflective practitioners, effective professionals, and inquiring pedagogues. The school has as its mission the preparation of professional educational leaders and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary issues in education. This year the U.S. News and World Report ranked the LSU School of Education as one of the top 100 Schools of Education in the country. Programs in the School of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Human Resource and Leadership Development (HRLD) program is regarded as one of the top programs in the U.S. Its award winning faculty are among the top researchers in the field, publishing widely in top HRD journals such as Human Resource Development Quarterly, Human Resource Development Review, Human Resource Development International, Advances in Developing Human Resources, International Journal of Training and Development and Performance Improvement Quarterly. Its faculty are committed to working across the full spectrum of theory, research, and practice. They not only teach the leading research-based methods, but know how to apply them in practice.
Through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement, the School of Kinesiology advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations. The School of Kinesiology strives to achieve international recognition for scholarly contributions to physical activity, sport, and health. The faculty and staff in the School of Kinesiology value: physical activity across the lifespan; social, cultural and intellectual diversity; research to optimize quality of life; responsible and sustainable management of resources; and community engagement and collaboration. The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The mission of the School of Library & Information Science is to prepare individuals for positions of responsibility in the field of library and information service and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Inherently implied is the maintenance of an environment in which excellence is allowed to flourish. The desire is not simply to ensure that each graduate gains adequate employment, but to prepare graduates to assume responsible positions in libraries and information centers. Faculty are expected, through their instructional, research, and service activities, to contribute tangibly to the development of the knowledge base that makes library and information science a discipline as well as a profession. The School of Library and Information Science has also been a leader in distance education. They offered the first american compressed video courses at LSU with the first degree to be offered entirely through distance courses. The School offers the only Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) degree program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) in Louisiana, serving the entire state and the surrouding region.
The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center for intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices and the LSU national flagship agenda. The guiding philosophy of the School of Social Work includes values that create a framework for ethical and informed social work education, research, and service. These values include:
The School has been continuously accredited since 1940 by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The Louisiana State University Laboratory School was established by the College of Education of Louisiana State University and has operated under its auspices for nearly 100 years. This coeducational school exists as an independent system to provide training opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers and to serve as a demonstration and educational research center. Since the school is part of the LSU system, students are required to pay tuition. The University Laboratory School is one of the top 500 Best American High Schools according to Newsweek magazine and met or exceeded 100% in all accreditation standard categories during its recent Advance Ed reaccreditation visit. The school is located on the main campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.