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:
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.