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Give Back to Future Generations

Maybe you've had a successful career and are looking for something to help you pass the time during retirement. Or, maybe your current profession doesn't fill the need to help younger generations. Consider becoming a teacher.

Share Your Passion

Share Your Passion

Help share what you've learned in the real world with younger generations.

Job Security

Job Security

Teachers will always be needed to educate our youth. In the midst of the current teacher shortage, our communities are in need of qualified and enthusiastic teachers.

Make a Lasting Impact

Make a Lasting Impact

Education is empowering. Being a teacher allows you to empower students, not only educationally, but also as you help them build the foundations for their futures.

How much can you make as a teacher?

Use the slider to see what your financial future could look like. All compensation amounts below are annually calculated and illustrative. Ranges can vary widely depending on education, certifications, additional skills, and years of experience.

$0K-$0K

Novice to Level I

Level II to Level III

Level IV to Level V

How to Choose a Program

Education Prerequisites

Research Programs

Contact the Program

Prep for Praxis

What education is needed?

It is important to know what you need to become a certified teacher in Louisiana.

At the minimum, all Louisiana certification programs require you to have a bachelor’s degree of any kind from an accredited college or university.

Most colleges have experienced transition counselors that can assist in determining a field of study that can get you completed in the shortest (and often least expensive) way possible.

Learn More About the Programs

Once you have your bachelor's degree or you are close to graduating, review the listing of Louisiana teacher preparation programs.

Sort programs by region, city, size, or any number of criteria and read more about each on their individualized pages.

Suggested programs in our area are found below.

Chat With a Program Representative

Navigate to the program website and connect via email or phone call.

Ask questions such as schools they partner with, cost, length of the program, etc.

Study and Prepare for Your Praxis Exam

Praxis tests are exams that you have to take to or to finish out your teacher certification.

These exams vary depending on what grade or subject you’re thinking of teaching.

Prep providers, like the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE), can walk you through exactly what you’ll need.

Benefits of a Career in Teaching

  • Weekend, holidays, and summers off
  • Retirement opportunities
  • Incentives for continued education
  • Job stability
  • Giving back to your community
  • Making an impact on future generations

What Type of School Is Right for You?

Charter schools are tuition-free schools of choice that are publicly funded but independently run. Please note, each environment is different. School leaders and the culture they’ve cultivated among staff also impact the school you choose.

Charter Schools

  • Flexible + easy to transfer retirement
  • Above-average pay
  • Instructional autonomy

EBR Parish Schools

  • Access to district supports & development
  • Average pay to competitive salaries
  • Stable retirement options

Private Schools

  • Smaller classes
  • Incorporation of religious beliefs throughout the school structure
  • Access to religious classes and training

Questions?

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"Educators are the heart of Baton Rouge"

- Emily