English as a Second Language


Post Baccalaureate Certificate Eligible

To add English as a Second Language, any teacher who holds a valid Type A, B, C, Level 1, 2, or 3 Louisiana certificate must complete the first 12 semester hours listed below:


Course Number

Name of course


EDU 416/516

Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language


COMM 410/510

Intercultural Communication


ENGL 414/524

Introduction to Linguistics and Modern Grammars


EDU 428/528

Curriculum Design for Teaching English as a Second Language


EDUC 550

Practicum in Second Language Teaching

This course is not required for add-on certification, but is required

for a Post Baccalaureate Certificate.



Note: English as a Second Language certification will be valid only in the teaching area(s) in which one is certified. This certification area applies only to teachers of children with limited English-speaking ability.


If you have completed the first 12 semester hours listed above and wish to receive a formal evaluation for the purpose of obtaining additional certification, you must send your official transcript(s) with a completed Change-of-Action Packet to the Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Teacher Certification and Higher Education. If you have any questions concerning this procedure, you may call 1-877-453-2721.


If you have completed all 15 semester hours listed above and wish to receive the Post Baccalaureate Certificate plus add-on certification, please contact the Assistant Dean of the College of Education who must fill out the proper form and submit them to the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana Board of Regents. You may contact the Assistant Dean at 985-549-2311.