Professional Licensure Disclosures

Southeastern Louisiana University offers several programs leading to professional
licensure within the State of Louisiana.  States vary in what professions they require
to be licensed and how licensure functions.  Some states require an individual to
graduate from an approved program.  Other licensure or certification requirements
may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience,
fingerprinting requirements, etc.  Others require an individual to “meet [the] certification
requirements of a national organization”.  

Southeastern is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity
Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online
and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states
other than Louisiana.  NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or
exempt us from state professional licensing requirements.  As a result, licensing
requirements in Louisiana may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license
in any other state.  Students who are considering an academic program that may allow
them to pursue professional licensure outside of Louisiana are strongly encouraged
to contact the appropriate state or territory licensing agency to seek information
and additional guidance before beginning a program. 

Licensure and certification information is reviewed and updated on this site annually.
Students who plan to pursue licensure or certification outside of Louisiana should
be aware that state licensure requirements are subject to changes. While a program
may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements
could impact the program’s ability to meet any new educational requirements. Students
should always check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements.

Relocating during the course of a program to another state may impact if the student
can remain in the program, meet the state licensure requirements and/or continue to
receive financial aid funding. Prior to considering relocation, please contact your
program to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements. 

Below is a list of Southeastern programs that customarily lead to licensure.  Southeastern
is currently gathering information and at this time, a determination has not been
made as to whether the program leads to licensure in all states for those programs
that are not linked.

  • BA in English Education
  • BA in Social Studies Education
  • BM Music, Concentration in Instrumental Music Education
  • BM Music, Concentration in Vocal Music Education
  • BA Psychology, Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • BA Art, Concentration in Art Education
  • BA World Language, Concentration in Spanish Education
  • BA World Languages, Concentration in French Education
  • MEd in Educational Leadership
  • BS Early Childhood Education
  • BS Elementary & Special Education
  • BS Elementary Education
  • BS Middle School & Special Education
  • BS Middle School Education
  • MAT Multiple Levels
  • Post-Baccalaureate, Non-Degree Alternative Teacher Certification programs (multiple
    grade levels and content areas)
  • MS Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • MS Counseling
  • BS Health & Physical Education
  • BSN Nursing
  • PMC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • BS in Biological Sciences, Concentration in Biology Education
  • BS in Mathematics, Concentration in Math Education