Louisiana - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 

In order to become a certified teacher in Louisiana, an applicant must hold a bachelor's degree, have completed an approved teacher preparation program, passed a content-specific examination, and meet all the content-specific requirements outlined in the policy.


When a candidate has successfully completed a state-approved program and met state testing and grade point average certification requirements, the program provider recommends the candidate for certification. All other content-specific requirements are outlined in the policy.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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