Thank you for your interest in our Certification-Only Alternate Path Program in Early Interventionist Special Education. Southeastern's “Alt Cert” program requires the completion of 33-36 hours of Education courses.
Included in the coursework is one semester of student teaching. However, if you are employed as a teacher in the content area in which you are seeking certification, you may apply to have a two-semester internship substitute for student teaching. Additionally, students documenting at least three years of teaching experience in their content area at a state approved school may apply to the Louisiana Department of Education for a student teaching waiver. Once admitted to the program, your academic advisor will provide additional information concerning this process.
*To learn more about the Praxis exams, including application deadlines, visit their website at www.ets.org/praxis
Students who have completed 80 contact hours of classroom readiness training may be immediately eligible to apply for a Practitioner License. Documentation for ONE of the following must be provided:
Students with foreign credentials must have the equivalent of a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree from the United States. You may choose to submit your credentials to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Office of International Education Services or World Education Services (WES). The applicant shall submit his/her credentials to AACRAO or WES for evaluation, at the following addresses:
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-1135
Phone: (202) 296-3359 FAX (202) 872-8857
Bowling Green Station
P. O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: (212) 966-6311 FAX: (212) 739-6100
The original evaluation from AACRAO or WES on "Script Safe" paper must be submitted to the Southeastern Office of Graduate Admissions upon application to the university, and must include a course-by-course evaluation.
The evaluation of credentials by the Graduate Admissions Office must verify that the student has the equivalent of a United States college baccalaureate degree. The evaluation must also evaluate credits in terms of Southeastern equivalent courses, particularly in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The student must complete, with a 2.5 GPA, the General Education requirements for Louisiana teachers as specified in Bulletin 746 for the appropriate certification being taught. After General Education requirements are completed, the student may be admitted to the Alternate Certification Program.
For more information, please contact:
Charles E. Cate Teacher Education Center
1300 North General Pershing, Suite 1018
SLU 10671, Hammond, LA 70402