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Louisiana Alternative Teaching Certification

Teacher Certification Success Guide

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Online Teacher Certification Program

Each state has unique requirements for teacher certification. At iteach, we assist our students in meeting the requirements for their state and prepare them to excel in the classroom.

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Who Can Do It

If you have a bachelor’s degree and a passion for teaching, alternative teacher certification may be for you.

Prepare for teacher certification

Flexible Approach

iteach’s innovative online format allows you to complete coursework anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.

Get Hired to Teach


Candidates can defer payment for the program until after completion and start paying when they are hired as a teacher. Getting started is simple and affordable.

How Our Teacher Certification Process Works

Every student needs a great teacher. You can be that great teacher, and we can help. You can apply or free at any time and begin when you are ready. Within a few weeks from enrollment, you can be in the classroom teaching.


Having an undergraduate degree with a 2.5 GPA, an identified content area, and pass an introductory course, you can enroll into iteach.


Work at your own pace, via our online coursework and pass your content area test so you can be eligible for hire.


Teach for one year with full pay and benefits.


Upon Successful completion of all program requirements you are issued your standard teaching certificate.

Teacher Certification Application

The first step is to complete the online application and submit the application documents to the iteachLOUISIANA office.

Teacher Certification Enrollment

Once you have applied and submitted the required admission documents, you may enroll in the program. You are immediately provided access to your first online course.

iteachLOUISIANA offers seven online instructional courses that are designed to prepare you to be an excellent classroom teacher. The courses are self-paced; you can log in to complete them at any time, from anywhere.

The courses are written by experienced education experts and are designed to be teacher-friendly and practical. Each course is taken in sequence. You cannot begin your next course until your current one is complete.

Note: The timing of program completion is up to you. However, once you are hired as the teacher of record, the payment plan will run 10 months (the length of a typical school year).

Praxis II Subject Exams

iteachLOUISIANA offers certification in over 35 different initial certification areas. You must submit at least one Praxis II passing score (in an area below) in order to be eligible for the program.

Click to view a comprehensive testing breakdown on our Testing Resource Center page.

To learn more about the exams and verify correct test number please visit the ETS website.

Early Childhood

  • PK-3 (ETS Test #5001 and Teaching Reading #5206)


  • 1-5 (ETS Test #5001 and Teaching Reading #5206)

Middle School

  • 4-8 English/Language Arts (5047)
  • 4-8 Mathematics (5164)
  • 4-8 Science (5442)
  • 4-8 Social Studies (5089)

High School

  • 6-12 Biology (5235)
  • 6-12 Chemistry (5245)
  • 6-12 English (5039)
  • 6-12 General Science (5435)
  • 6-12 Mathematics (5165)
  • 6-12 Physics (5265)
  • 6-12 Speech (5221)
  • 6-12 Social Studies (5086)
  • 6-12 Agriculture (5701)
  • 6-12 Business Education (5101)
  • 6-12 Family & Consumer Sciences (5122)
  • 6-12 Technology Education (5051)
  • 6-12 French (5174)
  • 6-12 German (5183)
  • 6-12 Spanish (5195)
  • 6-12 Computer Science
  • 6-12 Earth Science
  • 6-12 Environmental Science
  • 6-12 Italian
  • 6-12 Journalism
  • 6-12 Latin
  • 6-12 Marketing

All Level

  • K-12 Art (5134)
  • K-12 Health & Physical Education (5857)
  • K-12 Music (5113)
  • K-12 French (5174)
  • K-12 German (5183)
  • K-12 Spanish (5195)
  • K-12 Dance
  • K-12 Italian

Special Education (Mild/Moderate)

Training with iteachLOUISIANA begins immediately upon enrollment. You can complete the following online, competency-based courses at your own pace (any time, anywhere).

Instructional Courses

  • TEPC 5000 – Professional Learning and the Path to Certification
  • TEPC 5100 – Learning Environment
  • TEPC 5200 – Learner Development
  • TEPC 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
  • TEPC 5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
  • TEPC 5500 – Curricular Adaptation for Special Needs Students
  • TEPC 5600 – Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students

Field Experience Courses

  • TEPC 5700 – The Classroom Teaching Experience
  • TEPC 5800 – Comprehensive Program Review

Get Hired to Teach

Upon enrollment into the program and completion of the pre-hire requirements, you are eligible to apply, interview and be hired!

Once hired, you will complete a one-year (two semester) paid residency during which time you are employed full time as a teacher in your content field (the area in which you passed Praxis). In this position, you receive the salary and benefits of a first-year teacher.


You must secure your own residency position through the district application/interview process. Prior to interviewing, you are required to complete 135 hours of instruction (TEPC 5000 thru TEPC 5300), pass the PRAXIS I (Core Academic Skills exam) and the PRAXIS II (Content Knowledge exam).

You may obtain a job placement in any public school, charter school, or Louisiana Department of Education recognized private school.


During the residency placement, you will be assigned an iteachLOUISIANA field supervisor who will make periodic classroom visits and work closely with the campus administration to ensure a successful teaching experience for you.

Low Cost. More Value. 

Compare for yourself. With iteach, we want to get you prepared for the classroom in the most efficient and affordable route possible. Our plan is designed so that you can start teaching within weeks, with full pay.

iteach brings you more value

We have partnered with 240 Tutoring ($480 Value) and the Teaching Channel ($120 value) so you have access to both resources as part of your iteach payment plan for teacher certification.

Once you enroll in our program, you can immediately begin your observation hours with Teaching Channel and then quickly start studying for your initial exams so you can get hired. With our program you can begin teaching in a matter of weeks with the support of your supervisor and the iteach team of educators cheering you on to success!

Our Cost

$4,250total cost

Application Fee
Enrollment Fee
Monthly While Enrolled
Teaching Channel Access
Test Prep
Closest Competitor

$4,650total cost

Application Fee
Enrollment Fee
Monthly Payments