Practitioner Teacher Alternate Certification Program (Practitioner License 1) (LA)

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Practitioner Teacher Alternate Certification Program (Practitioner License 1) (LA)

Description
This alternate teaching preparation program leads to certification as a teacher for non-education graduates.

Certificate Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Louisiana
Contact Phone: 877-453-2721
For more information please visit the state website: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/Prospect.aspx?PageID=606

Notes
Applicants are issued a Practitioner License 1 (PL1) upon entering a state-approved program and a Level 1 Professional License after successful completion of all program requirements.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 2.5

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required.

Notes
Minimum of 2.50 GPA or higher on a 4.00 scale to enter a private provider program; Minimum of a 2.20 or higher on a 4.00 scale to enter a college or university program.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Internship
Exam(s):

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:
No exam required for Latin. Must have completed 31 semester hours of coursework.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Institution
Form Mailing Address:
Division of Certification, Preparation, and Recruitment
LA Department of Education
P. O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Renewable
Renewal information found at https://www.teachlouisiana.net/Prospect.aspx?PageID=606

This license is renewable for up to three years. Candidate may apply for the Level 1 professional license upon successful completion of all program requirements.

The candidate must remain enrolled in the Practitioner Teacher Program and fulfill a minimum of six (6) semester hours of coursework or equivalent contact hours per year (to the extent that required semester hours remain in the program to be completed), teaching assignments, and prescribed activities identified by the program provider.

Notes:

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
Streamlined certification path that combines intensive coursework with full-time teaching offered by approved providers, both private entities and higher education institutions.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:40:03 PM


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