Certification-Only Alternate Program
Our Certification-Only Alternate Program allows you to work toward certification while working full-time as a teacher of record with full salary. Our program consists of 30 credit hours of coursework and is 100% online. Once officially admitted to the program and when you are eligible for a practitioner's license (PL), you can be hired as a full-time teacher of record in an accredited school and teach while completing coursework.
Our program offers certification in the following areas:
- Elementary 1-5
- Secondary Education 6-12
- Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Speech
- K-12 Certification Areas
- Art, Health and Physical Education, Music- vocal, Music- instrumental, Spanish Education, French Education
- Special Education
Special Education is offered in the following areas: Elementary Grades 1-5, Secondary Grades 6-12, and Early Intervention Birth to 5 years old.
Instrumental and Vocal Music Education candidates must meet all of the music prerequisite requirements. Your transcript will be reviewed by the Department Head of Music and Performing Arts. Contact Mrs. Brenda Silk at firstname.lastname@example.org for the requirements.
Requirements for Official Admission
If you have met all the GPA and Praxis requirements listed above, and would like to schedule an appointment to have your transcript(s), ACT and/or Praxis scores evaluated, please contact Mrs. Brenda Silk in the College of Education at email@example.com
Once officially admitted to the program and when you are eligible for a practitioner’s license (PL), you can be hired as a full-time teacher of record in an accredited school and teach while completing coursework. To be eligible for a PL, you must complete 2 courses (6 credit hours) or have teaching experience as a full-time teacher of record in your certification area in an accredited school with verification by employing school system that mentoring policy adopted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has been completed.
Praxis & Praxis Preparation Resources
Praxis Preparation Resources (Some of the links may have changed, so you may want to do additional research for more current preparation materials.)
Master's Alternate Certification Program
Contact Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Susan Zimlich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition & Fees
Email Mrs. Brenda Silk at email@example.com for more information or to apply for the Certification- Only Alternate Program.
Email Dr. Susan Zimlich at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply for the Master's Alternate Certification Program.
*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.