Archive for June, 2008

Louisiana College to offer Master of Arts in Teaching

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Pineville, LA.The Louisiana College Office of the President is proud to announce that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Commission on Colleges have granted Louisiana College a level three academic standing. This allows an institution of higher education to confer graduate degrees.

The first program Louisiana College will offer is a Master of Arts in Teaching. This program will begin on July 7th with the course “Teaching with Significance.”  Anyone who has graduated from the Louisiana College Teacher Education Alternate Certification (TEACH) program or is currently enrolled in the TEACH program is eligible to enroll.

“This is a monumental day in the history of Louisiana College,” said Joe Aguillard, President of Louisiana College, “we will now be able to confer graduate degrees.” “We are beginning with the Master of Arts in teaching but, we will add other graduate degrees in the near future.”

As a level three school, Louisiana College will be able to add additional graduate programs as they are written. “We will be the only institution of higher education offering graduate programs in central Louisiana,” Aguillard explains.

For individuals interesting in applying to the Master of Arts in Teaching program, contact the Louisiana College Teacher Education Department at (318) 487-7302.

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2008 FROSH DAYS at Louisiana College

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Contact:  Byron McGee, Director of Enrollment Management (318)487-7259

Pineville, LA. …. Every year at this time hundreds of excited, incoming Louisiana College freshmen descend upon the campus. Starting next Thursday, June 12th, FROSH DAYS officially begins at Louisiana College with registration at 8 a.m. and a welcome from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

FROSH DAYS is a two-day program packed with informative sessions and fun events designed to make transition into college as easy as possible. Besides the fun entertainment and games, students will have the opportunity to meet other students, experience dorm life and pre-register for fall classes. The pre-registration is important for new students because it allows them to choose the classes they want and also meet with professors.

In-coming freshmen are not the only ones invited to FROSH DAYS; parents play an integral role, too. Parents are also invited to this event that offers separate but concurrent programs specifically designed for parents and/or guardians. The program includes opportunities for parents to meet with professors, administrators and current Louisiana College parents to discuss a variety of issues including: academic performance, student health care, campus safety, financial aid, campus support systems, campus housing among others.

Associate Director of Admissions, Jeremy Johnson explains, “FROSH DAYS is a great opportunity for Louisiana College’s Freshman Class to become familiar with the campus, pre-register for fall classes, and to get a better feel for LC.  But most importantly it‘s a time for our incoming class to meet each other and lay foundations for friendships that will last a lifetime.”

Approximately 100 students from across the state along with their parents will attend this year’s FROSH DAYS. A detailed schedule of events is attached. For more information about the 2008 Louisiana College FROSH DAYS contact the LC Office of Admissions (318) 487-7259 or visit http://www.lacollege.edu/

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