Apr 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Secondary Education Mild/Moderate Grades 6-12 (Alternative Certification), M.A.T. (131205)

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Program Admission

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (or a GPA of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework) or higher will qualify for regular admission status.
Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 - 2.74 (or a GPA of 2.75 - 2.9 or higher on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework) will qualify for conditional admission status.

See the Catalog Addendum for a change to the admission criteria effective Spring 2020.

In addition to the university requirements for admission, all applicants must meet the following:

  1. Eligibility requirements for admission to Teacher Education (minimum of 2.5 grade-point average on undergraduate work and passing scores on PRAXIS I: Reading, Writing, Math) or a composite of 22 on the ACT; and
  2. Content knowledge requirements for Louisiana which include:
    1. Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university either with a major in a certifiable teaching area or with coursework equivalent to a primary focus area (30 hours) and
    2. Present passing scores on state-designated PRAXIS II content test in teaching area which includes:
      English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (5039)
      Spanish: World Language (5195)
      Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161)
      Social Studies: Content and Interpretation (5086)
      Biology: Content Knowledge (5235)
      Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245)
      General Science: Content Knowledge (5435)
      Physics: Content Knowledge (5265)

Total Hours 42

To successfully complete CURR 5066 , candidates must meet all other eligibility requirements for initial teacher licensure in Louisiana for both General and Special Education, which include meeting Program Admission requirements above, satisfactory performance in specified courses, and passing scores on state-designated General and Special Education PRAXIS II tests.

Graduate Courses

Note: To receive graduate credit for a 4000-level course designated “For Undergraduate and Graduates,” a student must be in graduate admission status at the time credit is earned in the course. Credit earned in undergraduate admission status cannot be changed to graduate credit.

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