Master of Arts in Teaching - Multiple Level


Department of Teaching and Learning

Southeastern’s Master of Arts in Teaching Multiple Level program is an alternative program leading to Louisiana teaching certification. The program is available with concentrations that lead to specific certifications that range from working with birth to 12th grade students. A strong emphasis is places on relevant field experiences throughout the program. Students gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student achievement within their certification area.

Career Information

Types of Jobs

  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • Secondary Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Music, Art, PE, or Language Teacher

Types of Employers

  • Public Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • Head Start or Early Steps


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

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes are aligned with the COMPASS/Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

  • A variety of field experiences prepare candidates for a successful teaching career at the appropriate grade levels. These may include in-person field experiences in local education settings and some virtual, such as with the Mursion Avatars. Two Student Teaching Residency/Internship courses are included in the program requirements.

  • There are one-year and two-year plans for completing the program.

  • After the first 6-credit hours are completed, MAT students are eligible for a Practitioner’s License from the State of Louisiana Department of Education. This allows the student to find a job as a teacher while still completing certification. This also means that the MAT student completes the two student teaching semesters in his/her/their own classroom.


  • 39 semester hours

  • Completion of all Praxis exams for the certification area of the selected concentration: Praxis Core and Praxis Content exams are required for admittance, Praxis teaching area exams must be completed while in the program 

  • Complete all requirements stated in the catalogue and the candidate’s degree plan

  • Satisfactorily complete all graduate work with a cumulative “B” average. Degree candidates must earn an average of “B” or better, both cumulative and in the major area of concentration, with no more than six semester hours with a grade of “C: counted towards a degree. No credit below “C” will be accepted for graduate degree credit.

  • Be recommended for the degree by the student’s major professor.


  • Elementary Education Grades 1-5

  • Secondary Education Grades 6-12 *

  • Grades K-12 *

  • Special Education Early Intervention: Birth- 5

  • Special Education Elementary Grades 1-5

  • Special Education Secondary Grades 6-12 *

*Contact the Department of Teaching and Learning for certification areas.


  • Non-degree Certification-Only program

  • Any Bachelor’s degree that does not lead to teaching certification


  • Dyslexia Simulation

  • Mursion Avatars

  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Kappa Phi

  • Southeast Reading Council

  • Student Education Organization


Contact Information

Dr. Susan Zimlich, Graduate Coordinator


Mailing address: SLU 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

On-Campus address: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 2018 K

Program website