Middle School (Grades 4-8) Specialty Area Add-On

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

English, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies


Coursework Requirements

Southeastern Course Used Louisiana State Department Category

EDUC 657 or 658

EDUC 661 or 664 

6 semester hours of reading*
Various 30 credit hours in the specialty content area**

* Or, achieve a passing score for the PRAXIS Teaching Reading exam.

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


A passing score for the PRAXIS specialty area exam in the area of endorsement.

Additional Louisiana State Department of Education Certification Requirements:

  • Passing score for the PRAXIS Practices of Learning and Teaching (PLT) 5-9 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.