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
|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.