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Tech’s counseling psychology doctoral programs ranked best in state, 26th nationally

Louisiana Tech University’ doctoral counseling psychology program is No. 1 in the state and No. 26 in the nation, according to rankings released by BestCounselingDegrees.net. Housed in the College of Education, Tech’s Ph.D. in counseling psychology emphasizes multicultural competence, research, and practicum experiences. BestCounselingDegrees.net created the rankings by comparing a compilation of the nation’s APA-sanctioned [more]

College of Education wins hospitality award

The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced that the Louisiana Tech University College of Education has won the 2017 Lincoln Parish Hospitality Award. The College of Education made noteworthy contributions to the tourism economy of Lincoln Parish in 2017 by working to host the National Field Experience Conference (NFEC) and hosting multiple [more]

Louisiana Tech ranked state’s best school with kinesiology, exercise science programs

Two education sites — StartClass.com and Universities.com — have ranked Louisiana Tech as the state’s best university to offer both kinesiology and exercise science programs. The results of the StartClass data placed Tech No. 1 ahead of No. 2 Louisiana College, then Louisiana-Monroe (ULM), McNeese State, and LSU-Shreveport. Universities.com also ranked Tech first, followed by [more]

A.E. Phillips Laboratory School Celebrates Centennial

A.E. Phillips, Louisiana Tech University’s Laboratory School, proudly turned 100 and is celebrating with events throughout the year. The celebration kicked off with a birthday party at the school during the first week of classes in August and continues with a weekend of events during Louisiana Tech’s Homecoming Friday and Saturday. The Centennial Celebration Dinner [more]

Inaugural Call Me MiSTER Program at Louisiana Tech University Gains Community Support

Jonesboro State Bank recently presented the Louisiana Tech University College of Education with a gift to support the new Call Me MiSTER program. The College of Education’s Call Me MiSTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program has a goal of expanding the pool of available teachers, including those from traditionally underrepresented populations in [more]

Tech continues to be cornerstone institution of LaSIP

Annually, the Louisiana Board of Regents hosts a statewide grant competition to provide professional development dollars to serve educators in classrooms throughout Louisiana. Funding is provided for innovative proposals that encourage interdisciplinary teams of university faculty and staff working in concert with partnering districts and community stakeholders to design and implement initiatives to promote academic [more]

Louisiana Tech University Graduates First Class of K-12 Cyber Education Certificate Recipients

Updated 11:44 AM on August 28, 2017 Summer 2017 marks the graduation of the first 20 Cyber Education Certificate recipients. K-12 educators and administrators from Caddo and Bossier Parishes in Louisiana, as well as Arkansas and South Carolina, have completed the four-course certificate sequence enabling them to add the cyber education teacher credential to their [more]

‘Dogs With a Cause’: Raising the Prestige of the Education Profession One Athlete at a Time

(Editor’s note: Originally printed Aug. 22, 2017, in EdPrepMatters, a blog associated with the American Association of College for Teacher Education (AACTE). Reprinted by permission.) This article is the second in a series of three showcasing the transformation of preservice field experiences at Louisiana Tech University. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily [more]

College of Education dean selected for national leadership group

Dr. Don Schillinger, dean of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education, is one of six new members of the Deans for Impact – an exclusive group of national education leaders who are united behind a shared vision for a transformed educator-preparation system that graduates teachers prepared to measurably improve student learning. Schillinger, who is also [more]

College of Education to launch innovative Call Me MiSTER program

Call Me MiSTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), an innovative new program focused on increasing the number of expertly-trained teachers from diverse backgrounds, is being launched this fall by Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education in an effort to recruit and support African American males to become highly-qualified elementary school teachers. With a [more]