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Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Practitioner Teacher Program

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Make a Difference in Children’s Lives as a Certified Teacher

LSU Alexandria

With the Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Practitioner Teacher Program from LSU Alexandria, you gain the knowledge, training, and real-world experience necessary to be successful in the classroom. As a Certified Teacher in Louisiana, you have the power to make a difference in the lives of children and their families every day by empowering your students to reach their full potential. In this comprehensive program, students may earn their Louisiana Teacher Certification in only one year by completing coursework designed to improve teacher candidates’ knowledge of effective teaching best practices. Additionally, LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.


Impact Lives

As a Certified Teacher, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on each child’s life by guiding, encouraging, and empowering your students to reach their full potential.

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100% Online

Work as a teacher and earn a salary while you complete your Louisiana Teacher Certification requirements in a flexible, online format.

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Get Certified

This thorough program allows you to earn your Louisiana Teacher Certification in only one year, so you can start a rewarding and meaningful career as a Certified Teacher faster.

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Continuous Support

LSU Online students receive continuous support with a dedicated Enrollment Coach to guide you through the application process and a Student Success Coach to provide support as you complete the program.

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Cost may be reduced if transfer courses apply.

Total credit hours for program: 21-24 credit hours (will vary depending on certification)

Cost per credit hour: $291

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $1,455

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits, and no financial aid: $6,984

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

Course Requirements

  • PSYC 2060: Educational Psychology | Credit hours: 3
  • EDCI 4200: Reading in the Content Area | Credit hours: 3
  • EDCI 4820: Meeting Diverse Instructional Needs in Today's Classrooms | Credit hours: 3
  • EDCI 4810: Methods for Literacy-Based Instructional Planning and Design | Credit hours: 3
  • EDCI 4930: Teacher Practitioner Residency | Credit hours: 6
  • EDCI 4840: Special Topics in Education | Credit hours: 3

It is possible to complete this certificate in one year depending on when a student enters the program. The last two semesters will be spent in a PreK-12 school session.

Admission Requirements

Online Practitioner Teacher Program candidates must meet all of the following:

  1. Possess a non-education baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited university AND
  2. Hold a current teaching position or possess a letter of intent to hire from a Louisiana school district AND
  3. Have a cumulative 2.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate coursework AND
  4. Pass PRAXIS I Core Academic Skills: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics (Master’s degree applications or ACT score of 22 are exempt from the PRAXIS I requirements) AND
  5. Pass PRAXIS II: Content Knowledge (content-specific area) examination

Note: This program accepts students in only the fall or summer terms.

Career Opportunities

  • Certified Teacher in Public Schools
  • Certified Teacher in Private Schools
  • Certified Teacher in Charter Schools

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