Early Interventionist Birth to Five Add-On

Add-on certification must be added to a valid Louisiana teaching certificate.

Coursework Requirements

Southeastern Course Used Louisiana State Department Category
SPED 682 Foundations in Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention
SPED 680 Understanding and Working with Families of Young Children
SPED 688 Assessment in Early Intervention
SPED 683 Early Intervention Methods
SPED 689 Teaming, Physical and Medical Management in Early Intervention
SPED 685 Communication and Literacy in Early Intervention

EDUC 657

EDUC 677

EDUC 678

Nine semester hours of reading*

*Some reading coursework can be used from undergraduate teacher preparation coursework.

Additional Louisiana State Department of Education Certification Requirements:

  • Passing score for the PRAXIS Practices of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Early Childhood exam
  • Passing score for the PRAXIS SPED: Early Childhood/Early Intervention

Upon completing all requirements, the teacher's district will send an Evaluation, Add-On, Course Approval & Name Change Application (Application Type - EV) and any other documents (e.g., transcripts) to the Louisiana State Department of Education to add the new area to the existing teaching certificate.