New Teaching, Child Development Degrees Under Consideration for Grambling State
[mpoverlay]The University of Louisiana Supervisors will meet tomorrow to consider approval of two new degree programs at Grambling State University. If approved, the university could offer an alternative master of arts in teaching and an undergraduate early childhood and early literacy degree.
The MAT could provide undergraduates with degrees in fields other than education who want to pursue a career in education, and could be available as early as this summer.
Patricia Johnson, head of curriculum and instruction at GSU, said the university’s proposal for an alternative MAT program would replace the alternative teaching certification program currently offered.
The program is intended for students with degrees in areas other than education who want to become teachers.
The new MAT program will cover special education, elementary education and secondary education. The current certification-only program does not include secondary education, Johnson said, adding that graduates of the new MAT program would be able to practice at all three levels. (Monroe New Star)[/mpoverlay]