Louisiana Teacher Certification & Specializations
There are certifications in early childhood education, English language learners and mid-moderate special education at Louisiana Universities. The add-on programs are for licensed teachers that want to add another certification to their teaching credentials. There are also multiple alternative certification-only programs for people with non-teaching bachelor degrees that want to be certified in a specific area of teaching. The options offered are elementary education 1-5, health and physical education k-12, and secondary education 6-12. LTU offers a Master of Education program that acts as an alternative certification program for individuals who have non-teaching degrees.
Undegraduate Teaching Programs
Louisiana State University – Alexandria has a bachelor degree program in elementary education. After completing all required coursework, internships and assessment tests, the teacher is prepared to teach grades 1-5. LSU-Alexandria also offers a bachelor degree program in general studies with a focus on kinesiology. Several bachelor degree teaching programs are offered at Louisiana Tech University, including a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education (grades PK-3, elementary education (grades 1-5), and general special education: mild/moderate (grades 1-5).
LTU also has a bachelor degree in secondary education (6-12) that offers concentrations in math and science, biology, business education, English, chemistry, mathematics, social studies, physical education, earth science and business education.
Graduate Teaching Degrees in Louisiana
Louisiana Tech University has three master degree programs including a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction; a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. The ME in Curriculum and Instruction offers 15 areas of concentration. These include adult education, early childhood education, special education, biology, chemistry, history, English and mathematics, among others. The ME id Educational Leadership offers three areas of concentration.
Master degree programs in kinesiology; and counseling and guidance are also offered at LTU. A variety of master degree programs can be found at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, including master degrees in adult education, counseling, educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, educational technology leadership, educational leadership and instruction, early childhood education and special education.
Online Teacher Degrees in Louisiana
Although LSU-Alexandria doesn’t have any online teaching programs, they do offers online courses, which can help students complete their general education. Louisiana Tech University has an online add-on adult education certificate as well as Master of Arts programs in both art and history. Northwestern State University of Louisiana offers an online post baccalaureate certification program in practitioner teacher program for elementary grades 1-5, middle school grades 4-8 and secondary grades 6-12.
NSUL also offers a wide variety of online master degree programs. The offerings include master degree programs for early childhood education, elementary education, middle school education, secondary education, special education, and curriculum and instruction. Several Master of Education programs are also offered online at NSUL.