Get Certified. Change Lives.
Whether you are a current teacher or you are considering a career as a teacher, start your journey today.
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.
Grow Your Confidence
Certification programs help you successfully teach students from day one and provide a continued source of development and support throughout your time in the classroom.
Many schools offer salary incentives for additional certifications.
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.
Novice to Level I
Level II to Level III
Level IV to Level V
How to Choose a Program
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
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.
Find a Program Perfect for You
What type of program fits your lifestyle?
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.
- 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
- Smaller classes
- Incorporation of religious beliefs throughout the school structure
- Access to religious classes and training
Fill out the form and Jasmine, Senior Director of Talent Development and Workforce Strategy, will reach out to you.
"Educators are the key to our future."