(September 17, 2015)
Centenary hosts open house for Master of Arts in Teaching program
SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College's Department of Education and the Office of the Provost will host an Open House showcasing the Master of Arts in Teaching graduate program on Tuesday, September 22 from 6:00 — 7:30 p.m. at the Department of Education in Centenary Square. Centenary Square is located at the corner of East Kings Highway and Woodlawn Avenue.
"We are looking forward to visiting with candidates, graduates, and future graduates at our first Open House in over a decade," said Dr. Dominic Salinas, Director of the Department of Education at Centenary. "We hope that anyone interested in becoming a teacher will allow us the opportunity to show them how our program operates."
Centenary's MAT program allows students to earn a Master's degree with a concentration in either elementary or secondary education, or K-12 choral music. Degree requirements range from 33 to 39 credit hours depending on the specialization, and each specialization also has its own specific path to teaching certification.
The Open House will give prospective MAT students the opportunity to learn more about the program from both education faculty members and alumni, many of whom teach in local public and private schools.
"Classes were in the evenings, so it was convenient for me to work in the classroom and work on my degree at the same time," said Kathryn McDowell, a 2006 MAT alumna and math teacher at Caddo Parish Magnet High School. "My graduate courses were taught by people very experienced in their particular field, often still working in that field (such as Testing and Measurement or Special Ed). I still use or reference the lessons, assignments, and discussions."