Teacher Certification

Why get certified?

To be a teacher, holding a teaching certificate is often - though not always - required. Even when it isn’t required, becoming certified has many benefits, including increased compensation, promotion opportunities, and more flexible career options.

How to get certified in LA

Aspiring teachers have two options when it comes to obtaining their certification.

Teacher Preparation Pathways


This teacher preparation pathway consists of earning a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree at an accredited college or university.


This teacher preparation pathway is best suited for individuals who already hold a Bachelor’s degree.

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Certification Profiles

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