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Louisiana Teacher Certification

Admission
Requirements

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We are here for you through every step of the process to certification. Our research-based curriculum and high-quality supervisors will help you feel highly prepared to succeed in the classroom.

Below are the requirements for acceptance into the iteach alternative teacher certification program.

Requirements for Program Admission

Bachelor’s Degree

You must hold a bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution of higher education as required by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Administration Code.

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GPA Requirement

You must have a 2.20 minimum GPA.

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Transcripts

Email your official transcripts to  or mail official copies to PO Box 1626 Denton, TX 76202.  If you don’t have your transcripts, visit your college or university website and request transcripts from your school’s registrar.

Coursework

Complete introductory course 5000

Fees

Pay your $99 enrollment fee

Agreement

Acknowledge your Letter of Agreement

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Identification of

Content Area

iteach offers initial certification for the subject areas shown below. Your passing Praxis II scores are what determine your area of certification.


Please visit the ETS website to learn more about the exams and verify the correct test number. While additional Praxis exams are listed on the ETS website, we can only assist with certification in the areas listed below.

Teacher Certification Areas in Louisiana

iteach offers initial certification for the subject areas shown below.

Elementary Education:

  • Multiple Subjects Test Code: 5001
  • Reading and Language Arts Subtest Test Code: 5002
  • Mathematics Subtest Test Code: 5003
  • Social Studies Subtest Test Code: 5004
  • Science Subtest Test Code: 5005

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching:

  • Early Childhood Test Code: 5621
  • Teaching Reading Test Code: 5206 (Current Policy)

 

To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

Elementary Education:

  • Multiple Subjects Test Code: 5001
  • Reading and Language Arts Subtest Test Code: 5002
  • Mathematics Subtest Test Code: 5003
  • Social Studies Subtest Test Code: 5004
  • Science Subtest Test Code: 5005

 

Principles of Learning and Teaching:

  • Grades K–6 Test Code: 5622
  • Teaching Reading Test Code: 5206 (Current Policy)

 

To pass the Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects test you must receive a passing score on each subtest. If you wish to take all four subtests (5002, 5003, 5004, 5005) at the same time, select Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001) when registering. If you wish to take or retake an individual subtest, you may register to take just that subtest.

  • Middle School English Language Arts Test Code: 5047
  • Middle School Mathematics Test Code: 5164
  • Middle School Science Test Code: 5442
  • Middle School Social Studies Test Code 5089
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 Test Code: 5623
  • Biology Test Code: 5236
  • Chemistry Test Code: 5246
  • Computer Science: (Degree Required)
  • Earth Science: (Degree Required)
  • English Language Arts: Content and Analysis Test Code: 5039
  • Environmental Science: (Degree Required)
  • General Science: Content Knowledge Test Code: 5435
  • Journalism: (Degree Required)
  • Marketing: (Degree Required)
  • Mathematics Test Code: 5165
  • Physics Test Code: 5266
  • Social Studies: Content and Interpretation Test Code: 5086
  • Speech Communication: Content Knowledge Test Code: 5221
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 Test Code: 5624
  • Art: Content Knowledge Test Code: 5134
  • Dance: (Degree Required)
  • Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge Test Code: 5857
  • Music: (Instrumental Only) Content Knowledge Test Code: 5113
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 Test Code: 5622
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 Test Code: 5623
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 Test Code: 5624
  • Chinese (Mandarin): World Language Test Code: 5665
  • French: World Language Test Code: 5174
  • German: World Language Test Code: 5183
  • Spanish: World Language Test Code: 5195
  • Latin: World Language (Degree Required)
  • Italian: World Language (Degree Required)
  • World Languages Pedagogy Test Code: 5841
  • Agriculture: Test Code: 5701
  • Business Education: Content Knowledge: Test Code: 5101
  • Family and Consumer Sciences: Test Code: 5122
  • Technology Education: Test Code: 5051
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 Test Code: 5624
  • Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications: Test Code: 5543

* Available through August 31, 2024

  • Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K–6 Test Code: 5622
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5–9 Test Code: 5623
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 Test Code: 5624

Louisiana Teacher Certification

Content Areas
Other Requirements
  • Correspond using your personal email account
  • Access to a personal (not school) computer
  • Add iteach.net to your contacts list
  • Verification of Work Authorization Status

If not a U.S. citizen, verification of lawful permanent residence and a copy of current Green Card must be provided at the time of application with at least two years of employment eligibility.

 

Outside of United States

Graduate Requirements

Graduates from a university outside the United States or its territories will need to provide:

  • An original Foreign Credential Review from an approved agency. We cannot accept transcripts from a foreign university. The evaluation credential review must include a U.S. equivalency for each credential, a course-by-course analysis, and a GPA of credit hours. 

Although there are several agencies that you may choose from, iteach has a working relationship with SpanTran evaluation company. Find the link to this application here. The application comes with a discount and will be sent directly to iteach free of charge.

Service Area A: Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Forecasting and Planning

Recruitment Campaigns

Licensure Programs for Paras and Subs

Access to our New Teachers Pipeline

Career Pathing Solutions

Skill Development Solutions

 

Service Area B: Professional Development 

Video Coaching and Self-Reflection 

Professional Development Courses 

New Teacher Programs 

Teacher Institutes 

Video Library Subscriptions 

 

Service Area C: Student Learning Acceleration 

Audits, Analysis and Solution Planning 

RISE Summer School Program 

Supplemental Curricula 

Teacher Coaching 

Institute Courses for Teachers 

 

Service Area D: Continuing Education 

Graduate-Level 1-3-Credit Courses 

Learning Pathways and Certificates 

Master’s Degree Programs 

Doctorate Degree Programs 

 

Service Area E: Leadership Solutions 

Strategic Planning 

Equity Consulting 

Leadership Coaching 

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