Alternate Certification

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Thank you for your interest in Southeastern's Alternate Certification-Only 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 with certification and Non-Master's/Certification-Only Options.


Both the 6-12 and K-12 options are 100% online  and require successful completion of 30 graduate level hours of Education courses.  Included in the 30 hours are 2 semesters of student teaching or an internship of 2 semesters.  Internships are available for students who are employed as full-time teachers of record in the content area in which they are seeking certification.  To learn more, please visit the 6-12 or K-12 pages below.


Admission Requirements

Certification-Only Office

Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT Office) See Dr. Susan Zimlich



Certification-Only (non-degree) Options*

 Students in a Circle

Secondary Education Certification - Grades 6-12 (Click Here)

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



Kindergarten Not

Kindergarten - 12th Grade (K-12) Certification (Click Here)

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



Kindergarten Not

(Click Here) Early Intervention Special Education (Birth to 5 years)


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

Email Mrs. 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's License

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

License Eligibility


Praxis & Praxis Preparation Resources

LDOE Praxis Score Requirements

Praxis Preparation Resources (Some of the links may have changed, so you may want to do additional research for more current preparation materials.)

ETS Testing and The Global Pandemic


Tuition & Fees

All fee payments must be made via LeoNet (Self Service>Campus Finances>Make a Payment via Nelnet) or by mailing a check, money order, or cashier's check to SLU, Controller's Office, SLU 10720, Hammond, LA  70402.  For assistance, please email studentaccounts@southeastern. edu or
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