Student Success

The Department of Teaching and Learning provides challenging field experiences, first-of-its-kind training and other student resources to ensure academic and professional success.

Student Organizations

Kappa Delta Pi  (KDP)The Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society subscribes to the four ideals of Fidelity to Humanity, Service, Science, and Toil. We endeavor to maintain professional fellowship, enhance professional growth, and honor achievement in the field of education and related helping professions.

Student Council for Exceptional Children  (SCEC)
SCEC is a non-profit organization that serves individuals with special needs as well as their families. SCEC sponsors activities such as a Fall dinner and dance for the OPTIONS clients and local group homes and works alongside other local organizations to serve and aid individuals with exceptionalities and their families in the community.

Student-led Louisiana Early Childhood Association (SLAECA)
Our purpose is to increase awareness of the needs and to work for knowledge and understanding of young children in Louisiana both at school and at home and to provide opportunities for collaboration between those who are concerned about the needs of young children and families.


Scholarships & Financial Aid


The Praxis® tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.

Southeastern Praxis Protocol & Deadlines
Louisiana Testing Requirements
Register for a Test
Praxis Costs/Fees
ETS Fee Waiver
Accommodations for Test Takers
Score Reporting Tool

Study Resources:
Praxis Study Companions 
Khan Academy | Praxis Content Specific Resources
240 Tutoring Resources 

Praxis Timelines: [Select your certification below to locate a suggested schedule]

Teacher Candidate Success

Susan Sawyer | Teacher Candidate Success Coordinator

One of the many purposes of the Teacher Development Center (TDC) is to provide candidates with resources that can help them achieve their goal of becoming a competent and effective educator. The TDC consists of a lab (TEC 239), which houses materials that can be checked out by the teacher candidate for use in lessons and a variety of other resources and services. To learn more about Teacher Development, visit the Center in TEC 239 or browse the online resources. More information, including pre-recorded professional development content, can be found at the Teacher Development Center.

Clinical Practice

The mission of the Office of Clinical Practice and Residency (OCPR) in the College of Education (COE) at Southeastern Louisiana University is to observe and interact with teachers, students, and other support personnel in diverse school settings in addition to other community settings.  These site-based experiences are required to provide a meaningful developmental transition from theory to practice.

Mrs. Jordan Ahrend | Director
Office of Clinical Practice & Residency Resources

For more information regarding Post-Baccalaureate Interns, please contact:
Dr. Ellen Caillouet | Graduate Coordinator

 International Baccalaureate (IB)

Dr. Cherissa Vitter | International Baccalaureate (IB) Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning: Primary Years Programme (PYP)
cherissa.vitter@southeastern.edu | 985-789-6182

The department offers courses leading to the IB Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning: PYP. Eligible students must take the following courses in addition to completing Teacher Candidate Residency at an IB World School: IB 405, IB 415, IB 425, IB 435. For information about eligibility and requirements, please contact the Department Head.

After successful completion of courses leading to the IB Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning, candidates may apply for their level of certification through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Honors College

Dr. Claire Procopio | Director
Honors Program | Student Union, Suite 1303 | 985-549-2135

The Honors Program at Southeastern Louisiana University is designed to provide participants with an excellent educational opportunity to learn about not only their chosen major, but also to learn the nature of intellectual inquiry and to study the important issues of our time and of all time. Honors students benefit from interaction with a community of peer scholars who are equally interested in achieving the most in their college careers. Additionally, under the direction and mentoring of a faculty member, Honors students culminate their college career with a significant research experience or artistic endeavor during their senior year.  Departmental honors courses are open to outstanding junior and senior students in their majors.

Orientation to the Education Major

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are residential programs that allow you to connect with a diverse group of students who share a common focus. Freshmen Education students live together and participate in shared courses, special events and service projects as a group. 

For more information, visit the Education LLC Informational Page