LSU Adds New Online Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership

11/04/2013 02:10 PM

BATON ROUGE – An LSU degree will soon be attainable for an ever-widening pool of students. The College of Human Science & Education’s distance learning program added a new online master’s degree in educational leadership to its list of offered degrees in Fall 2013. The program’s first semester began on Oct. 28, and students have the opportunity to complete the degree in as little as 15 months.

The new program will allow students from across the country and around the world to explore the social, political and financial influences that shape the culture and operations of colleges and institutions. Graduates emerge prepared for leadership roles in student affairs, a broad discipline that offers abundant opportunities including positions in admissions, financial aid, counseling, Greek affairs, student activities, alumni relations and career planning and placement.

“The college wanted an experienced school administrator to help design and implement this new online program,” said Ed Holton, interim associate dean for distance learning. “Students pursuing this degree want to know that the person on the other end is experienced in the field.”

In response, the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development welcomed Carlos Lee to their faculty this fall as assistant professor of educational leadership. In addition, Lee will be advisor to the students enrolled in the new online master’s program.

Lee brings more than 20 years of administrative and teaching experience to the CHSE. His research interests include the evaluation of the effectiveness of supplemental educational services in large Texas school districts. He received his doctorate of education degree from Seton Hall University and his masters of education degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is certified in the state of Texas as a principal, superintendent and teacher of secondary mathematics for grades 6-12.

“This is the newest component of LSU Online and the fifth online program for the School of Education,” Lee said. “We are excited to add to the CHSE’s educational diversity and give more students alternative opportunities and avenues in which to pursue an LSU degree.”

The LSU School of Education offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction and in Educational Leadership, Research and Counseling. The school’s mission is to prepare P-12 educational professionals to be leaders, practitioners and scholars knowledgeable in contemporary educational issues. Visit the School of Education at

The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, the college brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Human Resources Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer seven undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,600 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013