Louisiana Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 26 schools)

LA Dept of Education:
http://www.louisianaschools.net/
Teacher Certification in LA:
Louisiana Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Louisiana. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Louisiana, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

Louisiana is home to an eclectic mix of cultures. There are approximately 4.4 million people in Louisiana. Jazz, Creole and Cajun cuisine are hallmarks of this state, but there’s much more to Louisiana than stellar music and food. In addition to plenty of live music venues, when you want to take a break from work or study, you can check out a plethora of museums, art galleries, gaming venues, racetracks and outdoor activities.

Teacher Education in Louisiana

Louisiana’s Tuition Program for Students allows students with better-than-average academic performance to receive between $400 and $800 to help with their post-secondary studies. Other federally funded scholarships include the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership and the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship.

Teaching Careers in Louisiana

According to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual income for teachers in Louisiana is $43,690, but this ranges greatly depending on how much education you have and at which level you choose to teach. Before becoming a teacher, you must have a bachelor's degree, complete a teacher education program and receive a recommendation from that program. You can then apply for Louisiana teaching certification.

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