2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2021  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Certification Only (TEACH)

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Candidate Name:

*This degree plan is applicable only to candidates who are not yet a certified teacher.

Total Credits Required for Certification: 21/24

Practitioner Internship:

A mentor is assigned to the candidate in ED 573  (Fall & Spring Semester)

Candidates seeking Early Childhood certification will register for ED 570 (A)  and Special Education certification will register for ED 570 (E) . These are 12 credit hour courses.

Program Completion:

Responsibility for reading the catalog requirements and passing praxis for the completion of the program rest entirely upon the student.

By signing below, you agree to and approve the above degree plan of study for completion of Louisiana Teacher Certification

Candidate: _____________________________________ Date: _________________

Advisor: _________________________________               Date:_____________          


  • You must pass the Praxis PLT requirement prior to applying for your Level 1 Teaching Certificate or continuation of a MAT Degree.
  • Reading Requirements: Candidates completing an alternate certification program after May 1, 2014, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the reading competencies as adopted by BESE through one of the following options: ED 503  will be offered during the Spring semester for those needing (3) reading credit hours.
  1. Early childhood PK-3 or elementary 1-5 programs, nine hours;
  2. Middle grades 4-8 program, six hours;
  3. Secondary 6-12 or all-level K-12 programs, three hours;
  4. Special education areas (early interventionist, hearing impaired, significant disabilities, or visually impaired), nine hours; or
  • Pass a reading competency assessment.
  • The reading competency assessment for early childhood PK-3, elementary 1-5, and special education candidates is the Praxis Teaching Reading Exam (#0204).

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