Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education, Grades 1-5


Department of Teaching and Learning

Southeastern's Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education program is an alternative program leading to Louisiana teaching certification in grades 1 through 5. A strong emphasis is placed on relevant field experiences throughout the program. Students gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student achievement in grades 1 through 5.

Career Information
Types of Jobs
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
Types of Employers
  • Parochial school systems
  • Private school systems
  • Public school systems


  • Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes are aligned with the COMPASS/Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Learned Societies, Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and the College of Education Conceptual Framework

  • Faculty consists of highly qualified and caring individuals dedicated to producing the highest quality teachers who impact student learning

  • The TeachLivE virtual-rehearsal classroom featuring real-time avatars with unique characteristics is available for students to practice classroom management, pedagogy and content teaching skills in a virtual environment

  • Students are admitted as a cohort each summer after meeting all program prerequisites

  • Additional certifications are easily embedded into the program's curriculum

  • A variety of field experiences prepare candidates for a successful teaching career

  • Total semester hours required:33-36

  • 120 hours of field experience prior to teaching or internship

  • Satisfactorily complete an oral defense

  • Successfully complete portfolio submissions during the program

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Early Interventionist

  • Southeastern Education Association for Students

  • Student Council for Exceptional Children

  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi


Contact Information

Dr. Gwendolyn Autin, Graduate Coordinator


Mailing address: SLU 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 2018E

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