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