For more information on certification, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions or Teacher Certification Center sections of the Teach Louisiana website or the Forms section on the Louisiana Department of Education website for further resources.
Alternative certification is a pathway for individuals with a college degree, in a field other than education, to receive the certification required to teach. The Teach Louisiana website provides an overview of:
Alternative Certification programs
Federal student aid options
Once an individual enrolls in an alternative certification program, he/she may be eligible for employment with our School System. Once we receive a letter from the university/program provider in which he/she has enrolled; granted they are offered a position within our System, we will then apply for a practitioner’s license(PL) on his/her behalf. The (PL) will outline the conditions for employment. This is a basic overview. For more specific information regarding a specific program offered at a particular university, please contact that university directly.