Louisiana Educational Leadership Certification Process

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Through our online delivery of Educational Leadership certification you can apply and enroll in the program at anytime. Your first step is simply to begin the application and submit the required admission documents. From there, you will be able to enroll, complete courses and secure a position as an administrator.

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The first step is to complete the on application and submit the application documents to the iteach Louisiana office.


Once you have applied and submitted the required admission documents, you may enroll in the program. You are immediately provided access to your first online course.

iteach Louisiana offers nine online instructional courses that are designed to prepare you to be an excellent leader. The courses are self-paced; you can login to complete them at any time, from anywhere.

The courses are written by experienced education experts and are designed to be leader-friendly and practical. Each course is taken in sequence; you cannot begin your next course until your current one is complete.

Training with iteach Louisiana begins immediately upon enrollment. You can complete the following online, competency-based courses at your own pace (any time, any where).

Segment I / Summer I – 135 Contact Hours

  • IPAC 1001 – Critical Issues in Education
  • IPAC 1002 – Human Resources, Leadership and Management
  • IPAC 1003 – Educational Politics and Legal Policy

Segment II / School Year I – 150 Contact Hours

  • IPAC 2000 – Field Experience
  • IPAC 1004 – Curriculum Design and Practice
  • IPAC 1005 – The Principal as an Instructional Leader

Segment III / Summer II – 90 Contact Hours

  • IPAC 1006 – The Role of Professional Development in Education
  • IPAC 1007 – Education Finance and Budgeting
  • IPAC 1008 – Comprehensive Review (Optional)

The nine courses are broken into three segments depending on your ability to secure a leadership position (Segment II). Each course has a minimum timeline of 3 weeks enrollment in order to progress to the next course.

In order to begin the Field Experience requirement, you must be enrolled in the program and have completed Segment I of the courses.

During Segment II, the Field Experience segment of the program, the candidate will serve as a campus leader with the administrative responsibilities equivalent to those of an Assistant Educational Leader or job shadow an administrator to acquire the needed hours.

The candidate will utilize the knowledge and skills acquired during Segment I to plan residency experiences in conjunction with his or her iteach Louisiana residency supervisor and placement campus leadership. During the Field Experience, candidates will also develop a portfolio and an educational leadership development plan.

Each candidate’s residency will be broken down into the following components:

  • 15% Night/Weekend Extracurricular Activities
  • 33% Summer Duties
  • 52% School Day Activities







ENROLLMENT FEE (*Due prior to beginning online instruction)





COURSEWORK FEE – Though this fee may be deferred than is an accrued balance you are responsible for in the amount of $500.00 for each course in which you are enrolled.






School Leaders Licensure Assessment

By the conclusion of the program, prior to being issued the Educational Leader Level 1 (EDL 1) certification, individuals must pass Praxis Exam #6990 with a score of 151.

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