Education Coordinate Majors

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Education Coordinate Majors at a Glance


The Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinate Majors prepare students to become teachers with content knowledge in a given subject. Students enrolled at Tulane SoPA declare a primary major alongside an education coordinate major.* The education coordinate majors equip teacher-candidate students with the necessary credentials, research skills, and instructional practices to successfully support PreK-12 learners.

*SoPA students must talk to their SoPA academic advisor and NTC students must talk to their NTC academic advisor to understand the requirements and process to declare one of the Education Coordinate Majors.



Transfer up to 60 credits to meet the 120-credit requirement. Earn your degree in two to four years.



Earn a tuition waiver for 11 education courses and a $5,000 stipend during the induction program, which includes the one-year residency and subsequent two years as a certified classroom teacher.



Nationally recognized faculty who practice what they teach and help you succeed beyond the classroom.



20% discount on tuition for teachers and paraprofessionals outside Orleans Parish. Tuition reimbursement for teachers in Jefferson Parish. Tuition waivers for teachers in Orleans Parish. Tuition $623/credit hour.



Students must already be admitted to a primary major at Tulane SoPA and have a minimum 3.0 GPA average in any completed undergrad courses. Students work with their academic advisor to declare one of the Education Coordinate Majors. Not a SoPA student? Visit our undergraduate degree pages to find a primary major.

*SoPA students must talk to their SoPA academic advisor and NTC students must talk to their NTC academic advisor to understand the requirements and process to declare one of the Education Coordinate Majors.

Education Partnerships to Reduce Tuition Costs

Tulane SoPA is proud to partner with New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO), Xavier University, TNTP, and Reach University in the U.S. Department of Education's Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Grant Partnership. Within our program partnership, students who commit to teaching in Orleans Parish are eligible to receive tuition waivers. In addition, they receive stipends to participate in our induction program that provides additional coaching and support during their residency year and subsequent two years as a certified classroom teacher.

Non-certified teachers are also eligible to take part in our partnership with Jefferson Parish Schools. In our Jefferson Parish Schools Tuition Reimbursement Program, Jefferson Parish Schools will pay up to $1,500 for 3 credit hours and up to $3,000 for 6 credit hours to help offset the cost of tuition and selected fees.

Tulane SoPA is dedicated to reducing the financial burden of tuition costs to aspiring teachers. In addition to our low cost-per-credit hour and financial aid options, we also offer a variety of discounts and tuition waivers available to aspiring and current educators and paraprofessionals.

What You Will Learn As An Education Coordinate Major

  • Learn from a Tulane curriculum that unites academics and action, classroom and communities.
  • Get hands-on teaching experience in a two-semester residency occurring at our partner schools or through an applied research project
  • Complete a pathway to elementary or secondary teaching certification equipped with the necessary credentials, research skills, and instructional practices to successfully support PreK-12 learners

  • Education in a Diverse Society
  • The Craft of Teaching
  • Educational Psychology
  • Theories of Learning
  • Foundations of Literacy

You must complete 33 credit hours for ECE Early Childhood (PreK-3) Education, 33 credit hours for EEE Elementary (1-5) Education, and 30 credit hours for SE Secondary (6-12) Education. The credits earned in your Education Coordinate Major are counted toward your total 120 credit requirement to graduate.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Coordinate Majors are undergraduate paths to teacher certification and must be declared alongside your primary major. To finish your Elementary or Secondary Education Coordinate Major and be an eligible certified teacher in the state of Louisiana, you must complete all field-based experiences and serve a two-semester residency at one of our partnering schools or complete an applied research project.

*SoPA students must talk to their SoPA academic advisor and NTC students must talk to their NTC academic advisor to understand the requirements and process to declare one of the Education Coordinate Majors


Learn From Education Leaders

When you enroll in the Education Coordinate Major program at Tulane SoPA, you'll gain knowledge from engaging coursework rooted in real-world scenarios taught by industry leaders. Our Education Coordinate Major faculty can help you understand the classroom environment — drawing from their personal experience to help prepare you for the challenges you'll face in your future career. Our education courses effectively teach you the necessary credentials, research skills, and instructional practices to successfully support PreK-12 learners.


Hazel Woods

SoPA Faculty Feature

“The teaching and learning environment we create can be one of the most valuable and memorable experiences we model for our students.”

Hazel Woods, Ph. D.
Associate Director,
Professor of Practice
Education Program

Sarah Gauthier

SoPA Student Spotlight

“I am so grateful for all that the education program at Tulane SoPA has taught me.”

Sarah Gauthier
Tulane SoPA class of 2022

Career Outlook for Education Coordinate Majors

One of the highlights of the Education Coordinate Majors pathway at Tulane SoPA is that it allows you to learn how to be an educator along with specializing in another interest with your primary major — without adding time to graduation. Within this program, you will take 60 hours of general education courses, 30-36 credits within your major, and the rest will be in Elementary or Secondary Education.

This gives you even more job flexibility post-graduation and the ability to specialize in what interests you while still following your passion for molding the minds of tomorrow.

After graduation, you will be certified to teach either 1st- 5th grade or 6th-12th grade in Louisiana. If you'd prefer pursuing an administrative role, you can continue your education with a Master of Education online at Tulane SoPA.

In Louisiana, the average salary for teachers varies by the school district and is based on compensation progression criteria.

As a certified teacher and subject-matter expert, there are multiple career pathways available to you including certified classroom teacher, education policy researcher and education non-profit administrator.

Engaging & Flexible Student Experience, On-Campus & Online

New Orleans is your home as a Tulane SoPA student, whether on-campus or online. You will be provided with an academic advisor to guide you through your academic journey, and you'll have access to a career advisor to help you land your ideal job after you complete your Education Coordinate Major pathway.

On-campus Education Coordinate Major students can attend courses during the afternoon or evenings while still having access to Tulane traditions such as homecoming and Crawfest.

Our Education Coordinate Major coursework is interactive, engaging, and relevant. With situational topics to mimic real-world issues, realistic videos, interactive activities, and access to professionals in the field, you will never watch a PowerPoint.

As a Education Coordinate Major, you will have the opportunity to experience both in-person and online courses.

We make the transfer process easy! Transfer up to 60 credits.

Our online programs are designed to meet you where you are in life — your busy schedule included.

We believe in supporting aspiring teachers. That is why we offer full-time teachers and paraprofessionals a 20% discount on all tuition.

Navigate degree requirements and prepare for the workforce with help from our academic advisors and career counselor.

Tuition and Aid

Tulane SoPA is more affordable than traditional private university tuition. With limited fees and a 20% tuition discount (if qualified), cost is on par with many state schools. If you commit to teach in Orleans Parish, your eleven education courses are free!

All tuition is charged by the credit hour, and we have minimal fees. Visit our tuition page to see our current tuition rates and use our net price calculator.

We strive to make higher education affordable by offering 20% discounts, financial aid, and credit for work and life experience. Learn about financial aid, discounts, and scholarship opportunities to fund your Education Coordinate Major today.


Apply anytime — no test scores or letters of recommendation are required.

For undergraduate programs, applicants must have obtained a high school diploma or a general equivalent diploma and will fill out a short application. Review specific admissions information for a primary SoPA major. Once admitted, you can work with your advisor to declare your Education Coordinate Major.

You may transfer up to 60 credits to our undergraduate programs. Get the specific information for applying as a transfer student.

Admissions Deadlines


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Fall Semester

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