Students enrolled in a B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. degree at Tulane University may also pursue teacher certification in Secondary Education (grades 6-12) through the alternative teacher certification approved by the Louisiana State Department of Education.
Students are required to complete 27 hours of course work towards a Certificate in Secondary Education (grades 6-12) .
All teacher preparation coursework except for the yearlong teaching residency may be completed concurrently with students' undergraduate studies. Students will have spent 150+ hours in classrooms by the time their final clinical begins. The final, year-long student teaching/practitioner residency is completed after earning the baccalaureate degree.
Note: Students who complete all requirements above earn a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education (grades 6-12) and become eligible to apply for a Secondary Education (grades 6-12) teaching license in Louisiana.
& EDLA 2890
|Education In A Diverse Society|
and Service Learning: EDLA 2000
& EDUC 3893
|The Craft of Teaching|
and Service Learning: EDUC 3893
|PSYC 3200||Educational Psychology||3|
|PSYC 3390||Adolescent Psychology||3|
|Methodology and Teaching:|
|EDUC 3802||Methods Reading Secondary Ed||3|
|EDUC 4210||Secondary Methods of Teaching||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Methods II Social Studies|
|Methods II Science|
|Methods II English|
|Methods II Math|
|Methods II: Foreign Language|
|Residency Requirements (Student Teaching or Practitioner) 1||6|
|Residency Student Teach 6-12|
and Residency Student Teach 6-12
|Practitioner Residency 6-12|
and Practitioner Residency 6-12
|Total Credit Hours||27|
All teacher preparation coursework except for the yearlong teaching residency may be completed concurrently with students' undergraduate studies. The final, year-long student teaching/practitioner residency is completed after earning the baccalaureate degree.
Secondary Education (grades 6-12) Content Focus Area Requirements
Secondary Education (grades 6-12) in the following content fields: English, mathematics, social studies, science (physics, chemistry, biology), and Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish, Latin and Italian). In order to enroll in upper level coursework and progress through the program, students must:
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA in education courses
- Maintain a 2.75 overall GPA
- Pass the Praxis I (PPST) exam (or meet SAT/ ACT requirements)
- Complete an entrance interview process
- Praxis I (PPST). Students who achieve a score of 22 or above on the ACT or a combined verbal and math score of 1100 or higher on the new SAT or 1030 on the SAT combined math/verbal (pre March 2016) are excused from taking the PPST.
- Praxis II (Content Area) - Complete before residency
- Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching) - Complete before or during residency.