Mild/Moderate 1-5 Add-On

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

Coursework Requirements

Southeastern Course Used Louisiana State Department Category
SPED 608 Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities
SPED 670 Fundamentals of Instructional Technology
SPED 612 Behavioral Support and Intervention
SPED 613 Collaborative Teaming
SPED 663 Instructional Practices in Special Education
EDUC 657 Reading and Literacy (including literacy intervention for students with disabilities)

 Additional Louisiana State Department of Education Certification Requirements:

  • If you do not already have Elementary (Grades 1-5) Certification, you will need to pass the Praxis Elementary Content Exam and the Praxis Principals of Learning and Teaching (PLT) K-5 exam
  • A passing score on the Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications exam
  • Please verify that you meet the state teaching of reading and literacy requirements

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 certification.