Frequently Asked Questions about Teacher Certification
We know that you have questions about Teacher Certification, and we are here to help. We have compiled our most often asked questions to get you on your way to certification faster.
Our number one question is “how much does it cost?” $450 to get started and the rest of the fees are deferred until after you are hired as a teacher.
Teacher Certification Application Process
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
You may apply at any time; iteachLOUISIANA does not have any application deadlines.
DO I HAVE TO REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS OR DOES ITEACHLOUISIANA REQUEST THEM FOR ME?
It is your responsibility to request that your transcripts be sent to iteachLOUISIANA; iteachLOUISIANA does not request transcripts on your behalf. If you already have official transcripts, you may mail them directly to iteachLOUISIANA. Send transcripts to:
P.O. Box 1626
Denton, Texas 76202
You may also upload a secure official electronic version of your transcripts, if the transcripts have been verified through a service such eScrip- Safe, Parchment Exchange, Credential Solutions and/or National Student Clearinghouse. iteach will not accept unofficial transcripts, which includes a scan or a photocopy of a transcript.
Your university may email official electronic transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE DO I MAIL MY TRANSCRIPTS?
Mail your transcripts and other application materials to:
P.O. Box 1626
Denton, Texas 76202
WHAT IF MY GRADUATING GPA IS LESS THAN 2.5?
To enroll in the iteachLOUISIANA program, you must have a minimum graduating GPA of 2.5 or a GPA of 2.5 in your last 60 hours of college coursework. If you are unsure whether you meet this requirement, you can evaluate your GPA using our GPA calculator tool (Excel file, 39KB).
Graduate courses taken at an accredited college or university may be included in your calculation for your GPA in your last 60 hours of coursework.
If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement, you will need to take additional undergraduate or graduate coursework in order to improve your GPA in your last 60 hours of coursework.
Teacher Certification Program Cost
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
The total program cost is $4,500.
HOW MUCH DO I PAY TO GET STARTED?
$450; you can begin the iteachLOUISIANA program with a $50 Evaluation Fee and an $400 Program Access Fee. All other fees ($4,050) are deferred, interest-free, until you begin a full-time job as a teacher of record.
CAN I USE FINANCIAL AID?
No, iteachLOUISIANA is not an institution of higher education. Therefore, the program does not qualify for financial aid.
Field Experience Required for Teacher Certification
DOES ITEACHLOUISIANA PLACE ME IN A TEACHING JOB?
No. Teacher hiring decisions are made by school principals and district administrators. Therefore, no teacher certification program, including iteachLOUISIANA, can guarantee you a teaching position.
iteachLOUISIANA does provide you with a Plan of Study document to prospective employers that you are eligible for a Practitioner’s License (PL2); this is an essential part of the application process for unlicensed teachers. In addition, we provide information about the school hiring process and notify candidates about teacher openings to give you the best chance of finding a teaching job.
Online Teacher Certification Timeline
HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE?
The coursework can take between four and six months to complete. The whole iteachLOUISIANA program is designed to be completed within one school year, but you have two full school years to find a teaching position while enrolled in iteachLOUISIANA.
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