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2020-2021 LSUA Catalog 
2020-2021 LSUA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Physical Education Certification-Only Alternate Path Program: Grades K-12

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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health and Physical Education (Certification-Only Alternate Path Program Grades K-12) allows individuals who have earned a non-teacher education baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university to fulfill state requirements for Health and Physical Certification K-12.

Admission Requirements

  1. be accepted to the university;

  2. possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited university and have attained an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on all undergraduate coursework;

  3. pass the following Core Academic Skills PRAXIS tests: Reading (5712), Writing (5722) , and Mathematics (5732). The requirement is waived for those possessing an ACT score of 22+, an SAT score of 1030+, or a master’s degree;

  4. pass PRAXIS II: Health and Physical Education (5857);

  5. complete the admissions application and submit to the Department of Education;

  6. complete background check with LSUA or with parish in which observation and participation requirements will be met; and

  7. receive approval from the Department of Education faculty of completed application for entry into LSUA’s Certification-Only Alternate Path Program, Grades K-12, Health and Physical Education.

Residency Requirements EDCI 4940  

Applications for Residency must be submitted no later than four weeks following the first day of classes in the semester prior to Residency. Late applications cannot be guaranteed consideration. To be admitted to Residency, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. possess a grade point average of at least 2.6 in all coursework required for certification;

  2. pass PRAXIS II: Principles of Learning and Teaching: K-6 (5622), or 5-9 (5623) or 7-12 (5624); and

  3. complete all coursework with a grade of “C” or higher in all professional courses. Note for Residency: no additional coursework may be taken without special permission of the department chair. Such permission is granted only in unusual circumstances. If a student is completing the two-semester Residency, three hours for each semester during Residency may be scheduled; however, EDCI 4200  may not be taken during the last semester of Residency.

  4. Complete 2 days a week/50 FEX hours in field placement school.

Request for State Certification

When program completers have met all of the above criteria, they are proposed to the Louisiana State Department of Education for certification in Health and Physical Education, grades K-12.

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