The Department of Education is dedicated to ensuring that our students gain practical experience applying the principles of learning. Through participant observation in local classrooms, our students research, develop, and implement creative lessons in real schools while they pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching.
A Path for Undergraduates
With our innovative 5-year program, a liberal arts education at Centenary College provides the perfect basis upon which to build a career as a certified professional educator.
Students who complete our program leave Centenary with two degrees:
a bachelor's degree
in a substantive field
a Master of Arts in Teaching
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 the 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 areas:
French, German, or Spanish
The Department of Education at Centenary College offers innovative and effective initial teacher certification through programs approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Louisiana State Department of Education, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.