McNeese State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
My program is a non-degree seeking one and I will be done with my course work as of this Wednesday. The classes I have taken are going to grant me an Educational Diagnostician add-on certification which means that I will be able to test potential special education students and coordinate any necessary services. these services can range from Speech to Occupational Therapy services. My classes have mainly fallen under the Special Education umbrella, but I have also taken a few Psychology and general Education courses for this add-on. I have learned a great deal about testing students, and especially about how to test them to ensure that their scores are both reliable and valid which will offer scores with fidelity.
The M.A.T. program at McNeese did not meet expectations. While there were a few classes that were helpful, overall I feel unsatisfied at the completion of my program. Most of my classes were simply a completion of assignments with minimal guidance from the professor. I learned the most from my last semester of student teaching, but that was because of my cooperating teacher and the school that I was in. Even upon entering this semester, I felt unprepared for that student teaching experience, The entire thing on McNeese's part was very unorganized in my opinion, but I was able to keep myself organized and the Education Department did a good job of responding to questions. And my student teaching has taught me the most, and I feel ready to start a career because of it. My concern with the school is in the financial department. I had many issues with delayed charges. I was not communicated with about additional charges that blind sided me half-way through the semester. This happened every semester of my entire program. Although the people I spoke with when I tried to find a solution were very kind and handled it well, they could not do anything for me. I was very unsatisfied. On the other hand, McNeese did a great job sending email updates about campus activities, safety protocols, and job opportunities. I felt very informed as far as non-academic student life was concerned.
Loved it! My teachers were amazing!
McNeese State University has solid financial stewardship, academic excellence, exciting cultural and athletic opportunities, sustainable growth, and unlimited potential. The student body is diverse-hailing from a wide variety of geographical regions, ethnicities, religions, philosophies, and points of view. Southwest Louisiana culture is a rich jambalaya of colorful festivals, fine food, musical happenings, and an atmosphere of family fun and hospitality.
If you are getting a psychology degree, be open to getting your masters. You can get a job with a psych degree but it may be 2 more difficult. However, don't let that deter you. Psychology is a great field and it has a lot of opportunities. McNeese had a great department with internship (some paid) opportunities, a variety of different electives, and a great staff of professors that were always there to support you. The curriculum was very helpful in that it included statistics and research courses that will help you become a better professional whether or not you become a researcher. It also had a requirement that you had to have a minor of 15 hours. You can use this however you see fit and you can shape it to help you in your career.