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Louisiana State University: Holmes MAT Program

In-person, post-baccalaureate teacher certification option that aims to prepare high-quality teachers for the students of Louisiana.


In-Person Instruction/Courses

At a Glance

Subjects Covered
  • Secondary English
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
In-state tuition
  • Approximately $19,000
Deadline to apply
  • May 1
  • 15 months

About the Program

Program Features
  • General and content-specific teaching methods
  • Culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy
  • Reading in the content areas
  • ESL certification is available as an add-on with additional summer coursework


The ideal candidate is passionate about their content area and about igniting a love of learning in all students! They are committed to learning and implementing best practices for teaching the students of Louisiana and our nation.

Support for Candidates

All Secondary Holmes MAT students are assigned an LSU mentor who is a veteran teacher in their subject area. The mentor visits their classroom, provides biweekly in-person support to a small group, and gives feedback to help candidates learn and grow. PL3 candidates also receive five hours of mentoring per week from a teacher in their school.

Professional Development Opportunities

LSU offers professional development on a range of issues to all education students every semester. Opportunities abound to learn from experts in content and pedagogy.

Ready to Apply

Application Requirements:
  • BA, 3.0 GPA
  • Passing scores on Praxis Core and content
Contact for an application guide!

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Louisiana State University: Holmes MAT Program

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Dr. Kerri Tobin
Peabody Hally at LSU