Secondary Education Grades 6-12, M.A.T.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
The Secondary Education Grades 6-12 Program is a rigorous 12 month graduate program leading to a Louisiana State University  teaching certificate in grades 6 – 12 and the Master of Arts in Teaching degree


The School of Education offers a range of professional and academic graduate degree programs that focus on preparing students for careers in education, research, policy formation and implementation, as well as program oversight. Job opportunities are found in schools, school districts, universities, public and private agencies, business and industry, and many other areas.

Established in 1990, this Master of Arts in Teaching on Secondary Education Grades 6-12 program, delivered by the Louisiana State University, 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Techniques for Teaching Reading in the Middle and Secondary School 
  • Studies in the Teaching of Social Studies in Secondary Schools 
  • Studies in the Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools 
  • Studies in the Teaching of English in Secondary Schools 
  • The Teaching of Literature in Secondary Schools 
  • Studies in the Teaching of Secondary School Science 
  • Foundations of Secondary or K-12 Educational Theory, Policy and Practice 
For more information, please visit program website.

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Credits
              30 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 3

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            All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for unconditional admission:

            • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
            • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed.Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores.
            • Demonstrated English proficiency.
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            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              28500 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • National Applies to you

              28308 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 28308 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • In-State Applies to you

              11393 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 11393 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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            Living costs for Baton Rouge

            • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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