photo of Dr. Paula CalderonPaula Summers Calderon 

Associate Director

Bachelor's Degree(s): Secondary French Education, Louisiana State University, 1990
Master's Degree: Curriculum and Instruction, concentration in foreign language education, Louisiana State University, 1993
PhD: Curriculum and Instruction, Louisiana State University, 2004
Other Degrees: EdS, Curriculum and Instruction, specialization in second language acquisition, Louisiana State  University, 2001
Phone: 225-578-1640

Office: 223F Peabody Hall



Associate Director of the School of Education since October 2016, Dr. Calderon is responsible for teacher licensure and unit operations for all teacher education programs housed on LSU’s campus. Calderon is responsible for the collection and analysis of data related to candidate performance and program improvement. National accreditation, state program approval, and national and state compliance are also under her purview. Dr. Calderon is the education liaison to the secondary education programs which are housed in the disciplines in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and the College of Science.

Dr. Calderon also serves as the coordinator of French and Spanish education and teaches the senior methods courses (EDCI 4003 and 4004) for French and Spanish education majors. Dr. Calderon is a Site Visitor for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), a member of the Board of Examiners for the former National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Dr. Calderon was assistant director of the School of Education from 2013-2016 and Coordinator of Assessment & Accountability for the former College of Education from 2006-2016. She is faculty adviser for LSU Campus Life and LSU Greek Life. A certified K-12 French teacher and fluent in the French language, Dr. Calderon taught French for nine years at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge.