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

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Teaching and Learning

Southeastern's Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education, Grades 1-5 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.

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Career Information
Types of Jobs
  • Elementary School Teacher, Grades 1-5
Types of Employers
  • Parochial school systems
  • Private school systems
  • Public school systems

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation / 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

  • 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

  • A variety of field experiences prepare candidates for a successful teaching career at the appropriate grade level

  • The cohort concept provides students the opportunity to participate in collegial and group processes that model learning communities

  • Action research projects provide opportunities to explore teaching methods in authentic settings

  • Service-learning opportunities such as tutoring in elementary school settings

  • Fast-track program leads to a graduate degree and teacher certification

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required: 39

  • 120 hours of field experience prior to student teaching or internship

  • Satisfactorily complete an oral defense

  • Successfully complete portfolio submissions during the program

RELATED DEGREES
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education - Early Intervention: Birth-5

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Southeastern Education Association for Students

  • Student Council for Exceptional Children

  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi

 

Contact Information

Dr. John Trowbridge, Graduate Coordinator

john.trowbridge@southeastern.edu

985-549-5264

Mailing address: SLU 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

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

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