Centenary College offers an innovative Master of Arts in Teaching as both undergraduate and graduate options. In both programs, students gain practical knowledge in developing and implementing creative lessons for either elementary or secondary students.
Centenary College offers two options for undergraduate students to graduate with both a bachelorís degree in a content area and a Master of Arts in Teaching, leading to certification as an educator at the elementary or secondary level.
The four-year option follows a rigorous curriculum allowing the student to achieve proficiency in a content area (such as a foreign language, science, business, or the arts) and study concurrently in the graduate program in the junior and senior year. The student will graduate with a bachelorís degree and the masterís degree at the same cost as a traditional bachelorís degree.
The fifth-year option allows additional time to complete the master of arts. Additional tuition, room and board fees may apply.
Students already holding a bachelorís degree may apply directly to the graduate Master of Arts program. Graduate students have the option of classroom teaching while taking evening courses. These students earn a salary from their school and receive special attention from the Centenary faculty to ensure their immediate classroom effectiveness.
Students may also attend graduate classes while working full- or part-time
Centenary faculty and advisors will work with students to help determine their path.
The Department of Education offers three graduate programs that lead to initial teacher certification:
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Elementary Education
Students complete this program with certification to teach grades 1-5.
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) K-12 Choral Music
Students complete this program with certification to teach grades K-12 in choral music.
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Secondary Education
Students complete this program with certification to teach grades 6-12 in one of the following content areas:
- French, German, or Spanish
- General Science
- Social Studies
The Department of Education at Centenary College offers innovative and effective initial teacher certification through programs approved by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), the Louisiana State Department of Education, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).