Alternative Certification

Thank you for your interest in Southeastern's Alternate Certification Programs. If you have earned a Bachelor's degree in an area other than education and would like to become a certified teacher, this program is for you! We offer Master's Degree and Non-Master's/Certification-Only Options.


Certification-Only (non-degree) Options*



(Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Speech)



(Art, Spanish, French, Health and Physical Education, Music)



Contact the College of Education to apply for the program and for official admission.

Email Ms. Brenda Silk at for more information.

*After successful completion of all requirements in the Alternate Certification program, students may be eligible for recommendation to the Louisiana Department of Education for teacher certification in their area of certification.


Master's Degree Program

Contact Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Susan Zimlich at


Practitioner License


Students enrolled in one of Southeastern's Alternative Programs may be eligible for a Practitioner License, which allows students to teach while working to obtain their alternate certification.