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The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for individuals who do not have prior teaching experience. This is the perfect program for students interested in earning their teaching licensure in the following areas: elementary, middle, secondary, or special education. Our dedicated faculty offer new teachers an exceptional amount of personal contact, coaching, support and supervision through this rigorous academic program. Each candidate is offered a unique experience rich in quality, dynamic in pedagogical practice. Throughout the course of study, candidates are encouraged to explore and reflect on previous experiences and bridge new understandings from course offerings into future practice.

This advanced level program is designed to prepare the high qualified, certified classroom teacher with the skills necessary to effectively teach reading in grades K-12. This program prepares teachers who currently hold a bachelor’s degree and a teaching license to become a highly-qualified reading teacher. The program is designed to provide three unique foci in graduate coursework: Teaching as research, writing as literacy, and serving as professionals dedicated to social justice. This program meets current Louisiana state requirements for coursework leading to add-on certification as a Reading Specialist. Please click here for Advising Sheet.

This program is designed to prepare candidates to work in schools and other educational settings concentrating on technology, teacher leader, or curriculum development. Teachers who are already certified may qualify for an add on endorsement in instructional technology or teacher leader upon completion of the specific M.A. program of study.

The Xavier Ed. D. in Educational Leadership program is unique because it focuses on leadership skills that include social justice making sure all systems involved in the organization are included. The program is framed in a conceptual framework that identifies six constructs: spirituality, diversity, professionalism, inquiry, competence, and technology that are weaved within the fabric of the program and are passed on from the experienced professional to those who will lead effective schools in the future. Through a process of reflection, the core concepts are continuously related to one another and to the vision and mission of Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. 

The Xavier Ed. D. in Educational Leadership program is unique since its focus will be on the urban community and be aligned with the mission of Xavier, to promote a more just and humane society. It will blend face-to-face classroom instruction with online courses. It is designed to be action oriented; candidates will be able to put coursework theory into immediate practice. This doctoral program is designed for practitioners. These individuals are advancing in their fields of education and yet understand the need for the terminal degree. They aspire to continue as practitioners while understanding research and its application to their fields. This program follows programs in law, nursing, pharmacy, and medicine such that the candidates study, learn and practice their profession.

While there are other Ed. D. and Ph. D. programs in Educational Leadership in New Orleans and the surrounding areas, the Xavier program is the only one that focuses on the urban community and school turnaround.

The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for individuals who do not have prior teaching experience. This is the perfect program for students interested in earning their teaching licensure in the following areas: elementary, middle, secondary, or special education. Our dedicated faculty offer new teachers an exceptional amount of personal contact, coaching, support and supervision through this rigorous academic program. Each candidate is offered a unique experience rich in quality, dynamic in pedagogical practice. Throughout the course of study, candidates are encouraged to explore and reflect on previous experiences and bridge new understandings from course offerings into future practice.

This advanced level program is designed to prepare the high qualified, certified classroom teacher with the skills necessary to effectively teach reading in grades K-12. This program meets current Louisiana state requirements for coursework leading to add-on certification as a Reading Specialist.

The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for individuals who do not have prior teaching experience. This is the perfect program for students interested in earning their teaching licensure in the following areas: elementary, middle, secondary, or special education. Our dedicated faculty offer new teachers an exceptional amount of personal contact, coaching, support and supervision through this rigorous academic program. Each candidate is offered a unique experience rich in quality, dynamic in pedagogical practice. Throughout the course of study, candidates are encouraged to explore and reflect on previous experiences and bridge new understandings from course offerings into future practice.