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Louisiana Alternative Teaching Certification

Louisiana Teacher Certification in Three Simple Steps

We understand that you are busy, and traditional education can be expensive, so iteach created an alternative teaching certification program that allows you to complete your coursework on your own schedule at an affordable price. Our accredited program has certified over 17,000 teachers and prepared them for the classroom. You could be next!


You can get started today by completing an online application in as little as 10 minutes. It’s free to apply and once you are accepted, it’s just $99 to enroll!

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 Start your training and be qualified to teach in as few as six weeks. Continue your coursework while teaching with full pay with your Practitioner License


Imagine a rewarding career as a teacher impacting the lives of your students! iteach is trusted and respected by school districts and prepares you to be confident in the classroom.

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Louisiana Teacher Certification Guide

At iteach, our goal is to make teacher certification as simple as possible for you. There are several steps you must take to get your certification. With this guide, we hope to simplify the process on your journey to success. Enter your name and email to get the guide now.

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Ready to Get Started?

Review program admissions requirements and apply online. It is free to apply and, once all of your materials are submitted, we’ll let you know if you are accepted within three to five business days.

Teacher Certification Application

The first step is to complete the online application and submit official undergraduate transcripts to the iteach admissions office.

Teacher Certification Enrollment

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 seven online instructional courses that are designed to prepare you to be an excellent classroom teacher. The courses are self-paced; you can log in to complete them at any time, from anywhere.

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

Note: The timing of program completion is up to you. However, once you are hired as the teacher of record, the payment plan will run 10 months (the length of a typical school year).

Praxis II Subject Exams

iteach Louisiana offers initial certification in over 35 different areas. Your passing Praxis II scores are what determine your area of certification.

To learn more about the exams and verify correct test number please visit the ETS website. Please note that while there are additional Praxis exams listed on the ETS website we can only assist with certification in the areas listed below.

Early Childhood

  • PK-3 (ETS Test #5001 and Teaching Reading #5206)


  • 1-5 (ETS Test #5001 and Teaching Reading #5206)

Middle School

  • 4-8 English/Language Arts (5047)
  • 4-8 Mathematics (5164)
  • 4-8 Science (5442)
  • 4-8 Social Studies (5089)

High School

  • 6-12 Biology (5235)
  • 6-12 Chemistry (5245)
  • 6-12 English (5039)
  • 6-12 General Science (5435)
  • 6-12 Mathematics (5165)
  • 6-12 Physics (5265)
  • 6-12 Speech (5221)
  • 6-12 Social Studies (5086)
  • 6-12 Agriculture (5701)
  • 6-12 Business Education (5101)
  • 6-12 Family & Consumer Sciences (5122)
  • 6-12 Technology Education (5051)
  • 6-12 French (5174)
  • 6-12 German (5183)
  • 6-12 Spanish (5195)
  • 6-12 Computer Science (Degree Required)
  • 6-12 Earth Science (Degree Required)
  • 6-12 Environmental Science (Degree Required)
  • 6-12 Journalism (Degree Required)
  • 6-12 Latin (Degree Required)
  • 6-12 Marketing (Degree Required)

All Level

  • K-12 Art (5134)
  • K-12 Health & Physical Education (5857)
  • K-12 Music (5113)
  • K-12 French (5174)
  • K-12 German (5183)
  • K-12 Spanish (5195)
  • K-12 Italian (Degree Required)
  • K-12 Dance (Degree Required)

Special Education

  • Mild/Moderate Applications (5543)

Note: You must pass a Praxis II exam in Math, English, Social Studies, or Science first in order to be eligible to enter a field experience for Special Education. Elementary candidates must pass all 4 sections of test 5001. Refer to the Special Education page on our website for additional information.


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

Instructional Courses

  • TEPC 5000 – An Overview of Teaching
  • TEPC 5100 – Learning Environment
  • TEPC 5200 – Learner Development
  • TEPC 5300 – Planning for Instruction and Assessments
  • TEPC 5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
  • TEPC 5500 – Learner Differences and Special Needs
  • TEPC 5600 – Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners, and Bilingual Students

Field Experience Courses

  • TEPC 5700 – The Classroom Teaching Experience

Get hired to teach

Upon enrollment into the program and completion of the pre-hire requirements, you are eligible to apply, interview, and be hired!

Once hired, you will submit your Plan of Study to complete a two semester paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your field (the area in which you passed Praxis II). In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.

How to prepare for residency

You must secure your own residency position through the district application/interview process. Prior to interviewing, you are required to complete the pre-hire courses (TEPC 5000 through TEPC 5300) and pass the PRAXIS II.

You may obtain a job placement in any public school, charter school, or Louisiana Department of Education recognized private school.

Supervision during residency

During the residency placement, you will be assigned an iteach Louisiana field supervisor who will make periodic classroom visits and work closely with the campus administration to ensure a successful teaching experience for you.

iteach is Now a Preferred Certification Provider of inspireNOLA Charter Schools

Founded in 2013, InspireNOLA is currently the highest-performing charter management organization in New Orleans. In the 2020-21 academic year, InspireNOLA served more than 5,500 students in prekindergarten through 12th grades in eight public charter schools.

What People Are Saying…

Libby, a high school teacher from Texas, talks with ABC News about how iteach gave her the chance to transition from a career in performing arts to achieving her dream of teaching dance.

“If I had decided to go back to a college for education, it would have taken me years to finish with multiple student loans and thousands of dollars. iteach was an affordable way to get into the classroom. I love being a teacher. If anyone has ever considered being a teacher, this is a great opportunity for them.” – Libby Claycomb

Simple Payment Plan

Our program is $99 to enroll and $99 a month while you are taking your coursework. Once you begin your two-semester field experience your payments will increase. We take the balance of your account and divide it into 8-10 equal interest-free monthly payments during your field experience.


We have partnered with Passage Preparation and the Teaching Channel so you have access to both resources as part of your iteach payment plan for teacher certification.

With our program you can begin teaching in a matter of weeks with the support of your supervisor and the iteach team of educators cheering you on to success.

iteach Louisiana Total Cost

$4,399total cost

Application Fee $0
Enrollment Fee $99
Monthly While Enrolled (until hired) $99
Teaching Channel $0
Test Prep $0