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Department of Education

Degree Programs

NOTE: Effective July 1, 2010, the PRAXIS I: PPST qualifying scores will increase as follows:
Section (Computerized Test Code): Qualifying Score
Reading (Code: 5710) Score: 176
Writing (Code: 5720) Score: 175
Math (Code: 5730) Score: 175

NOTE: Effective September 1, 2014, the PRAXIS I PPST exam will change to PRAXIS I Core Academic Skills for Educators. The qualifying scores required are as follows:

Section (Computerized Test Code): Qualifying Score

Reading (Code: 5712) Score: 156

Writing  (Code: 5722) Score: 162

Math (Code: 5732) Score: 158

Exemption of Praxis I remains available for candidates with an ACT composite score of 22 or a SAT combined verbal and math score of 1030.

Click below to view the sample curriculum sheets.

Early Childhood Education
Students who plan to teach in pre-school, kindergarten or primary grades should enroll in this degree program. Please note that certification resulting from successful completion of this program does not certify students to teach above third grade. Students pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education have career options in a variety of settings: public and private preschools, agencies, community programs, child care, public schools, and private enterprise.
Early Childhood Education Curriculum Sheet

Elementary Education
The elementary education curriculum prepares classroom teachers for grades 1-5. The student may elect to add courses in special education with the aim of being certified to teach in both the regular elementary classroom and the special education classroom.
Elementary Education Curriculum Sheet

Elementary and Secondary Education - Fine Arts
This curriculum prepares candidates to teach art to students in kindergarten through twelth grade.
Fine Arts Education Curriculum Sheet 

Elementary and Secondary Education - Foreign Language
Candidates who desire to teach French or Spanish in elementary and/or secondary schools should enrolled in the appropriate program. 
French Curriculum Sheet
Spanish Curriculum Sheet

Secondary Education
Curricula leading to certification in secondary classroom teaching are offered in the following content areas:

Secondary Education - Biology Curriculum Sheet

Secondary Education - Chemistry Curriculum Sheet

Secondary Education - English Curriculum Sheet

Secondary Education - Mathematics Curriculum Sheet

Secondary Education - Physics Curriculum Sheet

Secondary Education - Social Studies Curriculum Sheet


Second Degrees
Students may earn a second degree in their chosen discipline by taking a minimum of 30 additional hours and by meeting other requirements of the appropriate department and college. (See also "Requirements for a Second Bachelor's Degree" under "UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.")

Multiple Majors
Students may earn a degree with two majors, in the same college or in different colleges, by getting the permission of deans and by completing all requirements for both majors. (See also "Requirements for Multiple Majors" under "UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.") The College of Education and the College of Sciences have established a curriculum for a double major both in secondary education mathematics and in mathematics. Students seeking multiple majors in other fields work with their advisers from both colleges to develop a degree plan.

Additional Certification Endorsements
Certified teacher wishing to add an endorsement may do so through additional coursework. For specific requirements, visit the Teach Louisiana website.

Graduate Degrees
See Graduate Studies