Alternate Teacher Preparation Route (LA)

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Alternate teaching preparation programs, which were developed to address the shortage of teachers, lead to certification as a teacher for non-education graduates. Prerequisites of each alternate teaching preparation program differ, but each program type requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Since Praxis exams are required for state certification, these exams are part of the admission standards as well as the completion standards of alternate programs. Three types of alternate teaching preparation programs allow professionals and recent college graduates to pursue a career in teaching: (1) the Practitioner Teacher Program is a streamlined certification path that combines intensive coursework and full-time teaching; (2) the Master’s Degree Program is an intensive path that results in a master’s degree as well as certification; and (3) the Certification-Only Program is for individuals not wishing to participate full-time or pursue a master’s degree through one of the other alternate paths to certification.

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Last updated on: September 27, 2021
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