English as a Second Language
Add-on certification must be added to a valid Louisiana teaching certificate.
|Southeastern Course Number||Louisiana State Department of Education|
|EDUC 416 or 516||Methods of Teaching ESL|
|COMM 410 or 510||Introduction to Language and Culture|
|ENGL 414 or 524||Structure of the English Language|
|EDUC 428 or 528||Curriculum Design for the Multicultural Classroom|
Additional Louisiana State Department of Education Certification Requirements:
- None, except prior certification.
Note: English as a Second Language layers on your previous certification. You become certified to teach whatever your previous area was to students with limited English-speaking ability.
Teacher candidates may complete the requirements for this certification simultaneously while earning initial certification. If done during initial certification, the add-on will be request at the same time as application for the initial teaching certificate.
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.