Add-on certification must be added to a valid teaching certificate.
|Southeastern Course Number||Louisiana State Department Requirement|
EDUC 657 (elementary) or 658 (secondary)
Diagnosis of Reading Problems
(6 semester hours)
|EDUC 664||Foundations of Reading*|
SPED 708 (SPED 608 will also meet this requirement)
|Applied Learning Theory|
|SPED 612||Behavioral Intervention Strategies, including systematic, behavioral assessment.|
|SPED 613||Consulting Teacher Strategies|
|SPED 614||Precision Assessment & Diagnostic/Prescriptive Strategies|
|SPED 686||Test Theory|
|SPED 710||Educational Diagnosis|
|SPED 716||Supervised Internship|
* Needed for Secondary or All-Level prepared teachers. Elementary prepared teachers do not need this class.
Additional Louisiana State Department of Education Certification Requirements:
- An advanced degree in education earned from an accredited university/college
- Prior Louisiana certification for an area of special education
- At least one year of experience teaching in the area of special education
Upon completing all requirements, the teacher's district will send a Certification Update Packet and any other documents (e.g., transcripts) to the Louisiana State Department of Education to add the new area to the existing teaching certificate.