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Louisiana Teacher Certification Process

Online, Affordable Teacher Certification


Before applying and enrolling, you must pass the appropriate Praxis exam(s). Though you can be exempt from Praxis I (CORE), you are required to take the Praxis II Subject Exam.


Once enrolled you can immediately begin your online coursework. The coursework is self-paced and competency based. You may login and complete the coursework from anywhere, at anytime.


After you have completed the first four courses you can apply, interview and accept a teaching position and begin your teaching career!

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.

View Admission Requirements

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 #5204)


  • 1-5 (#5001)

Middle School

  • 4-8 English/Language Arts (5047)
  • 4-8 Mathematics (5169)
  • 4-8 Science (5440)
  • 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 (5161)
  • 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 first four courses, 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).

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.

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