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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 (in spring 2020, due to COVID disruption, MAT application deadline is extended to April 30; applicants are requested to reach out via to let us know of your intention to apply)


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:
    • 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.
    • A current Resume.
    • Immunization Records including the Meningococcal Vaccination.
    • 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.
  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 Praxis scores as mandated by the State of Louisiana Department of Education (minimum passing score information can be found at
      • Praxis I –Core Academic Skills for Educators. Candidates with earned master’s degrees are exempt from this requirement.
      • Praxis II –Content Area. If you have questions about which Praxis test to take, please contact
  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.       

Contact Info

Dr. Amy Hammond

Department of Education

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