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Louisiana Admission Requirements

To enroll in the iteachLOUISIANA Teacher Certification Program, you must provide documentation of the following:

A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

Your degree must be from a nationally or regionally accredited institution of higher education as required by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Administration Code.

You can verify accreditation on the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: DAPIP

MINIMUM 2.20 GRADE POINT AVERAGE

Your graduating GPA must be calculated and posted by the university on your official transcripts. If your final transcript does not reflect a graduation GPA, you will need to contact your college Registrar’s office to have a letter typed on University letterhead that includes your GPA sent in with your official transcripts.

GPA Waivers are no longer available in Louisiana per BESE. A minimum GPA of 2.20 is required to enroll in the iteachLOUISIANA program.

On August 23, 2022 the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approved the removal of Praxis CORE. The Praxis CORE exam is NO longer required for teacher certification. The Praxis II exam will still be required to earn a Plan of Study, apply for a Practitioner’s License, and enter a field experience.

(PRAXIS II)

You are required to pass the Praxis II exam in your content area of certification in order to be eligible to enter field experience.  You can find more information about the Praxis II exam on the ETS webpage. Please be sure to verify that your chosen test is also listed on the iteach Louisiana home page under the TESTING tab.

DID YOU GRADUATE OUTSIDE THE U.S.?

The state of Louisiana requires foreign transcripts to be evaluated by an approved evaluation company that follows the standards of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) for evaluation. You will be required to submit the official evaluation to iteach Louisiana for admissions. You may refer to the following website for a list of approved agencies.

View Approved Agencies

Although there are several agencies that you may choose from, iteach has a working relationship with SpanTran evaluation company. You may use this application to apply for your international transcript evaluation: SpanTran Application for iTeach. The application comes with a discount and will be sent directly to iTeach free of charge.” The evaluation must include a U.S. equivalency for each credential, a course-by-course analysis, and a GPA of credit hours.

Applicants must also:

  • Have a personal e-mail account and access to a personal (not school) computer.
  • Add iteach.net to your contacts list.
  • Demonstrate professionalism during all written correspondence and oral communication with iteach Louisiana.

Test Preparation Included!

iteach Louisiana is excited to offer FREE test prep from 240 Tutoring. 240 Tutoring has online videos and study guides to help you pass all of your exams for teacher certification. Watch the video below to see a sample of how 240 Tutoring works.

240 Tutoring Test Prep

Free Access to Teaching Channel

For our monthly payment plan students, you are eligible to receive free access to The Teaching Channel. Teaching Channel’s mission is to create an environment where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow. The Teaching Channel has over 1,400 classroom videos. At iteach, we want to prepare you for success!