Career Advancement Opportunities

To teach in a Louisiana public school, teachers must be certified. Teachers are certified by completing an approved teacher preparation program – either an undergraduate program or a post-baccalaureate program and passing certain tests of teaching knowledge and skill.

New to Louisiana but taught in another state?

If you currently hold a standard out-of-state teaching certificate, learn more about Louisiana’s Out of State Application Process.

Become a School + School System Leader

If you would like to become a school and/or school system leader, you can obtain an educational leadership certification through either a master’s degree program or through one of three alternate pathways.