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2021-2022 LSUA Catalog 
2021-2022 LSUA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practitioner Teacher Program

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The Practitioner Teacher Program allows prospective candidates who hold a teaching position or letter of intent for employment from a parish school board to become certified to teach in one year. Graduates of the program are awared a post-baccalaureate certificate from the unviersity.

Admission Requirements

  1. possess a non-education baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited university;

  2. hold a current teaching position or possess a letter of intent to hire from a school district;

  3. have a cumulative 2.5.GPA on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate coursework;

  4. pass PRAXIS I Core Academic Skills: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. (Master’s degree applications are exempt from the PRAXIS I requirements); and

  5. Pass PRAXIS II: Content Knowledge (content-specific area) examination.

Graduation/Certification Requirements

  1. complete all coursework with a grade of “C” or higher;

  2. pass PRAXIS II: Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT).

Total Credits: 21-24

Knowledge of the Learner and Learning Environment

Note: students following PreK-3 track should take ECED 2001

Total Credits: 9

Methodology and Teaching

Note: ECED 3602 is required only for students following PreK-3 track

Total Credits: 12-15

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