Elementary Add-On Certification - Grades 1-5

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

Coursework Requirements

Southeastern Course Used Louisiana State Department Category


  • 12 semester hours of mathematics
  • 12 semester hours of science
  • 12 semester hours of English/Language Arts
  • 12 semester hours of social studies

EDUC 657

EDUC 661

EDUC 678

Accumulate 9 semester hours of reading

* Please see the Louisiana State Department website for a list of acceptable courses.


A passing score for the PRAXIS Elementary Content exam. (Check the Louisiana State Department website or the PRAXIS website for the current test number and passing scores.)


Additional Louisiana State Department of Education Certification Requirements:

  • Passing score for the PRAXIS Practices of Learning and Teaching (PLT) K-5 exam

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.