Prepare for a career in education.

Centenary College offers an innovative Master of Arts in Teaching with coursework open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

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The vision of the Centenary College Master of Arts in Teaching program is to graduate dedicated educators who value and pursue lifelong learning and service to others; believe in and are committed to the learning and success of all students; embody integrity, intellectual and moral courage, responsibility, fairness, and compassion; practice and teach respect for the diversity of human cultures; utilize their positions as educators to overcome ignorance and intolerance; and are leaders in the workplace, community, nation, and world at large. Additionally, we envision the unit to be a model to the field of education by employing faculty who themselves are dedicated educators.


Classes are small and allow for a great deal of interaction between the professors and the candidates. Emphasis is placed on presentations, group work, and activity-centered learning.

The full-time and adjunct faculty have extensive experience in K-12 education as classroom teachers and school/district administrators. All of the graduate classes are taught by educators who have doctoral degrees and/or substantial experience in the subject area.

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: Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, French, German,Spanish, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies

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Escadrille Louisiane is a program for Louisianians with a college degree who aspire to teach French in Louisiana schools.

Apply for the MAT

Find information on requirements for application and how to submit your application.

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).

Contact Info

Dr. Karen Soul or Ms. Lori Payne

Department of Education