Teacher Certification Program


Tulanes Teacher Preparation and Certification Program has received state approval for the three programs (Secondary, Early Childhood and Dance) and second stage unit approval from the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Please contact the Teacher Certification office for details.


Teacher Certification Secondary Education Level

In addition to the B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. degree from Tulane University, students may earn teacher certification in secondary education (grades 6-12) from the Louisiana State Department of Education, which can then be transferred to other states. Students should consider the content teaching fields requirements in choosing a major. Students must fulfill all Tulane degree and major requirements, resulting in a bachelors degree in their content field, and teacher certification course work except for student teaching or internship. After completion of the baccalaureate degree, students finish the student teaching or internship requirements.

  1. Secondary Content Focus Area Requirements
    A content focus area selected from: English, mathematics, social studies (combination of economics, history, and political science), French, Spanish, Italian, German, cell biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, chemistry and physics. Courses taken to fulfill general education requirements and major may count towards the primary teaching certification area requirements. Students will be advised by both content area faculty and TPCP staff to ensure certification requirements are met.

    Students who elect to earn secondary certification in a content area must register with the Office of Teacher Preparation and Certification (419 Newcomb Hall), usually during the sophomore year or after completion of EDLA 200/289. In order to enroll in upper level coursework and progress through the program, students must:
    1. maintain a 3.0 GPA in education courses with no grades below a C
    2. maintain a 2.5 overall GPA
    3. pass the Praxis I (PPST) exam (usually the semester after EDLA 200/289). Students who achieve a score of 22 or above on the ACT or 1030 on the SAT combined math/verbal are excused from taking the PPST.
    4. submit an electronic portfolio demonstrating knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teaching
    5. complete an interview process
  2. Secondary Content Area Teacher Certification Coursework (23 credits)
  3. PRAXIS Requirements (Required for licensure in Louisiana and many other states)

    Praxis I (PPST) Complete during sophomore year and before enrollment in EDUC methods courses. Students who achieve a score of 22 or above on the ACT or 1030 on the SAT combined math/verbal are excused from taking the PPST.

    Praxis II (Content Area) - Complete before Student Teaching semester or internship.

    Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching) Complete before or during Student Teaching semester or internship.

Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment (13 credits)*

Methodology and Teaching (10 credits)*

One of the following:

Note(s):

EDUC 693, EDUC 694, and EDUC 695 will be completed after graduation.


Coordinate Major Early Childhood Education
  1. Students may elect to major in psychology with a coordinate major in early childhood education to earn certification to teach in grades PK-3. Required PSYC courses are: PSYC 100 or 101 or 102, 209, 318, 320, 321, 323, 325, 326, 334, 335, PSYC 365 or SOC 103 and one course from the psychobiology group. Students will work with both an adviser in the psychology department and an adviser from Teacher Preparation & Certification to ensure that both major and certification requirements are met.

    Students who elect to earn early childhood education (ECE) certification must register with the Office of Teacher Preparation and Certification (419 Newcomb Hall), usually during the sophomore year or after completion of EDLA 200/ 289. In order to enroll in upper level education coursework and progress through the program, students must:
    1. maintain a 3.0 GPA in education courses with no grades below a C
    2. maintain a 2.5 overall GPA
    3. pass the Praxis I (PPST) exam (usually the semester after EDLA 200/289). Students who achieve a score of 22 or above on the ACT or 1030 on the SAT combined math/verbal are excused from taking the PPST.
    4. submit an electronic portfolio demonstrating knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teaching
    5. complete an interview process
  2. Early Childhood Teacher Certification Coursework (27 credits in addition to ECE Psychology major)
  3. PRAXIS Requirements (Required for licensure in Louisiana and many other states)

    Praxis I (PPST) Complete during sophomore year and before enrollment in EDUC methods courses. Students who achieve a score of 22 or above on the ACT or 1030 on the SAT combined math/verbal are excused from taking the PPST.

    Praxis II (Content Area) - Complete before Student Teaching semester or internship.

    Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching) - Complete before or during Student Teaching semester or internship.

Psychology Courses

Knowledge of the Learner and the Learning Environment (10 credits)

Reading/Language Arts (10 credits)

Teaching Methodology (7 credits)

Note(s):

EDUC 690, EDUC 691. and EDUC 692 will be completed after graduation.