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Admission Deadlines

All transcripts, scores, and required documents must be received in the Department of Education office by the deadlines for that term.

  • Fall Term Admission – July 1
  • Spring Term Admission – October 15
  • Summer Term Admission – March 15

Candidates who begin coursework in summer term and take at least 2 courses/term will complete the program in two years (summer year 1-spring year 2, including summer terms). Candidates who begin coursework in fall or spring terms should plan for a 3-year completion, although if an accelerated schedule is possible, it will be offered.


Admission Requirements & Process

All documents submitted for admission become the property of Centenary College and cannot be returned to the applicants.

  1. Applicants should have a non-education bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited traditional college or university. Online, distance learning, or degrees from non-traditional institutions will be assessed on a per applicant basis.
    • Applicants should have a career grade point average of 2.5 or better (4.0 system) for all work pursued, including graduate and undergraduate grades.
    • Applicants must be academically eligible to return to their previous institutions.
    • Please note that admission to the MAT program does not guarantee licensure. Individuals who have been convicted of any felony or of misdemeanor offenses involving sexual crimes, minor children, and/or illegal drugs are generally not eligible for teaching licensure in the state of Louisiana. If you have questions about your specific circumstances, please contact
  2. The application packet should include:
    1. A completed application 
    2. A written Essay, of no more than 500 words, explaining your career progression to date, your significant career accomplishments, your professional strengths, and your professional goals.
    3. A current Resume.
    4. Immunization Records including the Meningococcal Vaccination.
    5. A $50 non-refundable Application Fee. DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL. All checks or money orders should be made payable to Centenary College. This fee may also be paid online at This fee is waived for Centenary alumni.
  3. Additional required application materials include:
    • One complete official transcript (sent from the institution directly to the Centenary Department of Education) from every institution previously attended, including undergraduate and graduate work. Transcripts from at least one of the previously attended institutions should show evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree.
    • Passing scores on the following Praxis tests as mandated by the State of Louisiana Department of Education. The specific tests required will vary depending on the certification area; details about the specific Praxis tests is available at
      • Praxis ICore Academic Skills for Educators (#5752)
        • Candidates with a composite ACT score of at least 22 or an SAT combined verbal/critical reading and math score of 1100 or higher (new SAT) or 1030 or higher (pre-March 2016 SAT), or candidates with an earned Master’s degree may substitute these credentials for Praxis I scores.
        • Candidates with composite ACT scores of 22-25 and/or an undergraduate grade point average of less than 3.0 will be limited to taking one class per term until they have established a reliable record of performance in the MAT program.
      • Praxis II –Content Area specific test(s) depend on the certification area, please see and contact with any questions
        • Candidates cannot be admitted to the program without passing Praxis II scores. However, under some circumstances, candidates may enroll in limited MAT coursework (one course per term for a maximum of two terms) while working to successfully complete this requirement for admission. If you have questions about whether this might apply to you, please contact
    •  Students may be conditionally enrolled without a passing Praxis score and may take up to 12 hours.
  4. Upon receipt of the above materials, applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with faculty members of the Department of Education and references will be contacted.


Annual Security & Fire Report Notification

The Centenary College Annual Security and Fire Safety report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Centenary College and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes information and institutional statements concerning campus security, such as information concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety or by visiting the website.       

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