Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology

Online & F-2-f
For Your Future Career

Thanks for your interest in Educational Leadership and Technology at Northwestern State University! Whether your career goal is to work in K-12 schools, higher education, or other setting, NSU is the right choice.  Our institutional priority is teaching. That means our priority is you, the student.

We offer up-to-date preparation needed to succeed in the following advanced degrees. All are online except the M.A. in Counseling. About 50% of counseling courses are available online. The other classes are offered on the Natchitoches campus.

Master of Arts
            Master of Education
Specialist Degree:
Educational Leadership & Instruction concentrations

M.A. Adult Education

M.Ed. Educational Leadership

Ed. S. Educational Leadership 

M.A. Counseling

M.Ed. Technology Leadership for K-12 Teachers

Ed. S. Educational Technology Leadership

M.A. Student Affairs in Higher Education

M.Ed. TechnologyLeadership for Workforce Development (no teaching certificate required)

Ed. S. Special Education

Certifications offered in:

  • Educational Leadership--"Alternate Path to Add-on Certification" available to those with a master's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Educational Technology--Courses in ETEC also lead to state of Louisiana add-on certifications in Computer Literacy, Educational Technology Facilitator, Educational Technology Leader, and Online Instruction. 
  • Adult Education--Select courses lead to state of Louisiana add-on certification in Adult Education Instructor Certification for certified teachers.

For more information about these programs, please click on the link for the program. There you will find the program coordinator's name and e-mail. I am also available to answer your questions and assist you. We look forward to having you class!


Dr. Paula Furr
Dept. of Educational Leadership and Technology
Phone: 318-357-5518