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:
Centenary's Master of Arts in Teaching
The Department of Education offers three graduate programs that lead to initial teacher certification:
We are located in Centenary Square; see campus map.
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, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The Department of Education at Centenary College of Louisiana is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-7496. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.