Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Louisiana

Become a Teacher in Louisiana

Louisiana teacher certification

Are you looking to make a difference? Enrolling in a online teacher certification program can help you meet state certification requirements and give you the skills to connect with your students.

Before becoming a Louisiana licensed teacher, you must meet all of Louisiana's teacher certification requirements (for those who have attended out-of-state teacher preparation programs), including:

  • Completion of a teacher education program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program.
  • Standard teaching license awarded by the department of education in the home state of the teacher preparation program.
  • A recent study/experience, meaning teacher preparation coursework has been completed or teaching experience acquired within the past five years.
  • Passing scores on the required basic skills exam.
  • Passing scores on the required content and pedagogy exams.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in Louisiana, please check the Louisiana Teacher Licensure student handbook article.

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