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The St. Tammany Parish Public School System is committed to providing professional development activities that are high-quality, sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused. These opportunities are designed to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction and student learning and to help ensure that School System employees are successful. In the summer, teachers new to the district participate in a New Teacher Induction Program to prepare them to enter the professional culture of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System.

Also, prior to the beginning of school, a Summer Institute is conducted that offers seminars on various topics that prepare teachers for the new school year. The School System provides professional development opportunities throughout the year. Sessions are varied in topic, time, location, and delivery mode to address the needs and interests of the certificated as well as non-certificated employees.

These professional development opportunities are created to fulfill the varied needs of employees, the needs expressed in each school’s improvement plan, district/state initiatives, and compliance issues. Employees may access the professional development offerings through Go Sign Me Up, an on-line registration program

Federal Program Guidelines and Downloadable Forms

Professional Development Request for Approval
  (.PDF file: You can type your information directly on this form)

Substitutes - Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Go sign me up!

Online Courses

Federal Programs and
Tuition Assistance Forms

Tuition Assistance Eligibility and Procedures


Summer 2022: April 6, 2022
Fall 2022: July 1, 2022
Spring 2023: December 1, 2022

Tuition Assistance Application for Teachers
For teachers on an OFAT certificate seeking state certification for their current teaching position, teachers seeking a reading specialist add-on certification, and teachers seeking a certification in English as a Second Language

Tuition Assistance Application for Support Employees

For support employees seeking a Louisiana teaching certificate on one of the STPSB areas of focus

PRAXIS Reimbursement Application Form

For teachers on an OFAT certificate seeking state certification for their current position

Request for Course Change Form

Southeastern Louisiana University TTE Receivable Form

Note: Educational Leadership is no longer a critical shortage area.  Federal funding is no longer available for courses for an administrative degree.


Teach Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) Program provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, or to pursue graduate work. Click link to learn more information about the Teach Grant.




Bulletin Board

Professional Development

Advanced Ed Accreditation

St. Tammany Parish Public School System
321 N. Theard Street, Covington, LA 70433
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STPPS adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

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