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