In addition to the Certification-Only Program requirements, you must meet all course requirements, pass the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Praxis exam (Exam 5622, 5623, or 5624) and successfully complete an Academic Internship or a Teacher Internship to receive certification from the Louisiana Department of Education.
- EDCI 450*: Classroom Management and Instructional Design for Secondary Teachers
- EDFL 456: Classroom Assessment
- PSYC 313: Developmental Psychology
- READ 410*: Teaching Content Literacy in Middle/Secondary School
- SPED 391: Foundations of Inclusive Education
- VIAR 216: Teaching Art Education
- VIAR 315: Art Education in the Secondary Schools
- VIAR 415: Advanced Methodology in Art Education
- VIAR xxx: Advisor-recommended course in Visual Arts
Academic Internship/Teacher Internship
EDCI 485 and 487: Academic Internship/Teacher Internship for Certification-Only Candidates I and II
Academic Internship (2-semester Internship)
If the Louisiana Department of Education issued you a Practitioner’s License 2 (PL2) and you have 0-2 years of teaching experience in your certification area, you may be eligible for an academic internship. The academic internship begins only in the fall semester and is one full school year, or two semesters. Candidates are required to register for EDCI 485 in the fall semester and EDCI 487 in the spring semester. Each EDCI course is 3 credit hours.
You must complete and return the completed experience documentation form to the Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences to verify that you have a current teaching position. Once the documentation provided has been verified, the Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences will send an assigned university supervisor at least 4-5 times to the school where you are teaching to evaluate your teaching during the academic internship.
Teacher Internship (Student Teaching)
You must complete a teacher internship (Student Teaching) if the Louisiana Department of Education did not issue you a Practitioner’s License (PL2) and you currently do not have a teaching job. The teacher internship is one semester and consists of two 3 credit hour courses, EDCI 485 and EDCI 487.
The Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences will assign you to a school based on your certification area. Candidates will student teach under the supervision of the cooperating teacher at the assigned school. In addition, the Office of Teacher Clinical Experiences will send an assigned university supervisor to the school to evaluate your teaching.