Centenary hosts open house for Master of Arts in Teaching program February 22

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College will host an open house for its Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program on Thursday, February 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Meadows Museum of Art on the Centenary campus. Students interested in teaching in public and private schools in Louisiana can attend to learn more about the program requirements and application process.

“This program is unique to our area in that it allows an individual to earn initial teacher certification and a master’s degree with Centenary distinction,” says Dr. Karen Soul, vice provost for academic affairs at Centenary and acting chair of the Department of Education. “Our students love the personal attention of this program that offers small classes and competitive tuition, and area principals value the knowledge and skills that our graduates bring to the classroom.”

Centenary’s M.A.T. program is designed for students who have previously earned a non-education bachelor’s degree and are interested in becoming certified to teach in Louisiana. Students who complete the program will be certified in one of three areas: elementary education, secondary education, or K-12 choral music.

Accepted students are immediately qualified for full-time employment as the teacher of record in a public or private school. Centenary M.A.T. classes are offered at convenient times for teachers – in the evenings during the academic school year with a full slate of courses during two summer sessions in June and July. Class sizes are small, usually under 20, and all faculty hold terminal degrees and have experience in K-12 schools. Personal attention is a hallmark of Centenary College that is carried into the graduate programs. Centenary M.A.T. graduates are highly sought after for the knowledge and skills that they develop in the program.

At the open house, prospective students will meet faculty, staff, current students, and alumni. They will receive information about the program including course of study, as well as application requirements and financial aid options. They are encouraged to ask questions and even schedule an interview for admission.

Online registration for the February 22 open house is available at centenary.edu/matopenhouse. For more information, contact Karen Soul at ksoul@centenary.edu.