Secondary Specialty Area Add-On

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

Agriculture, Business Education, Computer Science, Family & Consumer Science, Journalism, Marketing, Technology Education, and Speech


Course Requirements

Southeastern Course Used Louisiana State Department Category
Various 21 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 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

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.