Traditional Teacher Preparation (Level 1 Professional Certificate – Initial) (LA)

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Traditional Teacher Preparation (Level 1 Professional Certificate – Initial) (LA)

Description
This is the Initial Certificate awarded to applicants who proceed through an undergraduate teacher education program.

Certificate Valid for 3 years
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Louisiana
Contact Phone: 877-453-2721
For more information please visit the state website: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/prospect.aspx?PageID=3202

Notes
Only French, German and Spanish are offered at the undergraduate level.

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

GPA: 2.5

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.

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
Student Teaching
Exam(s):

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
Student Teaching Okay.

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):

Course needed: 31 semester hours of the language (If French, at least 12 hours must be earned through a two (2) semester residence in a university abroad or through two (2) summers of intensive immersion study on a Louisiana campus, an out-of-state university, or abroad)
Will NOT Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:

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: Individual
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 on expired or lapsed certificates found at https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=3009

Teachers with a Level 1 (Initial) Professional Certificate must pass the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program (LATAAP) and teach for three years in their area of certification in an approved educational setting to receive a Level 2 Professional Certificate.

Teachers must complete 150 continuing learning units (CLUs) of district approved and verified professional development over a five-year time period in order to have a Level 2 Professional License renewed.

Teachers with a Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate are eligible for a Level 3 Certificate if they complete a Masters Degree from a regionally accredited university/college, teach for five years in their area of certification, and pass the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program (LATAAP).

Notes:
Application forms available from teacher programs

Teachers with a Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate are eligible for a Level 3 Certificate if they complete a Masters Degree from a regionally accredited university/college, teach for five years in their area of certification, and pass the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program (LATAAP).

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
A traditional teacher preparation program is a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Science degree program that includes general education courses, a certification area of focus, professional education, 180 hours of field experiences, and one semester of student teaching or internship in a school. The degree program integrates content knowledge, professional knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and technology in depth and breadth to create meaningful learning experiences for all students.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:39:34 PM


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