APPLICATION DUE DATES

Spring 2022 - December 3, 2021

Overview

TeachLSUS is an alternative teacher certification program for those who have earned, at minimum, a bachelor's degree in any field outside of education.  We are dedicated to preparing knowledgeable, skilled, and professional educators. Candidates who apply and are accepted should be prepared to designate sufficient study time as well as allot time for field experience hours as required. As a teacher candidate with the TeachLSUS Certification-Only Program, one is eligible to work as a full-time salaried school teacher while earning a Louisiana teaching certificate.

Areas of Certification

Elementary Education 1-5 (33 credit hours)
Secondary Education 6-12 (30 credit hours):
Biology-Chemistry-English-Math-Physics-Social Studies

Cost

 This program qualifies for the undergraduate tuition rate: Click here to access the most recent tuition schedule. 

Program Benefits Include:

  • Opportunity to work while earning your Louisiana teaching certificate
  • Streamlined application process
  • Access to expert educators in education
  • Opportunity to inspire the future of local students
  • Spring and fall evening classes
  • Summer day classes
Ready to pilot your future?

Department of Education

BE 384B
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
318-797-4236
318-798-4144 (fax)
Jacqueline.Langford@lsus.edu


How Do I Apply?

STEP 1: READ THIS WEBSITE
Before you do anything else, we encourage you to read through the material on this website. Familiarize yourself with the details of the program. If you need additional information, please contact Ms. Jacqueline Langford via email at jacqueline.langford@lsus.edu.

STEP 2: CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILTY

  • Baccalaureate degree in any field outside of education
  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 at the time the degree was conferred.

STEP 3: APPLY
Applying is easy!

  • Access the undergraduate transfer application at myLSUS. Choose Alternate Certification as your program objective.
    • NOTE: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM EACH UNIVERSITY YOU HAVE EVER ATTENDED DIRECTLY TO THE LSUS ADMISSIONS OFFICE.
  • Attach a current resume. The resume should clearly outline your work history in chronological order, including dates of employment and descriptions of responsibilities and accomplishments. In addition to providing employment information, the resume is the best way for candidates to highlight previous achievements - both academic and professional - along with any community involvement or volunteer experience. The resume should also highlight any teaching experience or student related activities and ideally should be no more one or two pages in length.
  • Attach your Philosophy of Education Statement. Your statement should follow the following format:
    • Paragraph 1: In your own words, discuss the purpose of education and the role of the teacher.
    • Paragraph 2: Discuss your thoughts about how students should acquire knowledge, intellectual skills, values and ideas.
    • Paragraph 3: Discuss how you acquire knowledge, intellectual skills, values and ideas.
    • Paragraph 4: Describe how you would apply your teaching philosophy in a classroom setting.
  • Attach a copy of passing scores for Praxis I and Praxis II Content. Candidates who have earned a graduate degree from an accredited university are exempt from Praxis I. All other requirements must be met. Click here for detailed testing information.
  • Interviews will be scheduled by the TeachLSUS Director. Invitations will be emailed to candidates who submit complete applications on or before the deadline.