Secondary Specialty Add-On
Add-on certification must be added to a valid Louisiana teaching certificate.
English, Mathematics, Foreign Language, Social Studies, or All Science Areas
|Southeastern Course Used||Louisiana State Department Category|
|Various||30 credit hours in the specialty content area*|
* Please see the Louisiana State Department website for a list of acceptable courses.
A passing score for the PRAXIS Secondary Specialty Area Exam in the specialty content area.
Additional Louisiana State Department of Education Certification Requirements:
- If you do not already have a Secondary (6-12) Certification, you will need to pass the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) 7-12 exam
- Adding a foreign language requires a passing score for the Praxis World Languages Pedagogy 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.