Current undergraduate students under previous catalogue guidance should consult the applicable version of the Centenary Catalogue.
Centenary offers a unique pathway towards becoming an educational professional. Instead of seeking an undergraduate degree in education per se, students pursue an innovative 5-year path to teacher certification. At completion of the program, students are fully qualified to teach, holding both a substantive bachelor's degree as well as a Masters of Arts in Teaching.
Become Certified to Teach
Our 5-year program is a true certification program leading to a M.A.T. that prepares students to teach in an elementary or secondary school. Excitingly, our graduates leave with two degrees — and all the options that implies.
Undergraduate seniors in their final semester at Centenary College may, with permission of the Provost and the Chairperson of the Department of Education, may enroll in a maximum of six (6) hours of graduate coursework.
Students who receive a baccalaureate degree from Centenary and have a career GPA of 2.5 or higher are also eligible to apply to M.A.T. programs, though time to completion will vary for students who did not begin the program during their senior years.