English as a Second Language

 Undergraduates may earn this certification simultaneously with earning their initial certification. 

To add English as a Second Language, any teacher who holds a valid Type A, B, C, Level 1, 2, or 3 Louisiana certificate must complete the 12 semester hours listed below:

Course Number

Name of course


EDUC 416/516

Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language


COMM 410/510

Intercultural Communication


ENGL 414/524

Introduction to Linguistics and Modern Grammars


EDUC 428/528

Curriculum Design for Teaching English as a Second Language



Note: English as a Second Language certification will be valid only in the teaching area(s) in which one is certified. This certification area applies only to teachers of children with limited English-speaking ability.


If you have completed the 12 semester hours listed above, please consult the Teach Louisiana website, official website of the Louisiana Department of Education for the application materials to add the certification to your existing teaching certificate.