Secondary Education Grades 6-12, M.A.T.
The Secondary Holmes Program is a rigorous 12 month graduate program leading to a Louisiana teaching certificate in grades 6 – 12 and the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Established in 1990, this program prepares teachers at the graduate level in secondary subjects (English, mathematics, social studies, biology, chemistry, physics).
Students take much of their course work in intimate subject area cohorts. A first summer of study is followed by two semesters of course work, which include practicum experiences in carefully selected schools and completion of a teacher research project.
Prospective teachers in secondary areas (mathematics, English, social studies, science) first complete an undergraduate program in a college offering a degree in their area of teaching interest. Admission to this teacher education program is contingent on admission to The Graduate School.
Eligible applicants should have:
- A minimum 3.00 GPA
- An acceptable GRE composite score
- Passing PRAXIS I (or an official ACT/SAT score of 22/1030 or higher on file with LSU) & PRAXIS II specialty area test(s) scores
It is recommended that applicants hold a degree or have completed at least 30 hours of course work in the content area they wish to teach.
Applicants may include candidates with degrees, as well as seniors finishing their programs by the May prior to enrollment in the various academic areas. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the fifth-year teacher education program. Holmes Admissions Committees will select from among qualified applicants those students to be admitted into the subject-specific, fifth-year cohorts.