Step One: The Institute

Summer 2019 Dates May 28-July 11

Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Participants complete a 7-week program including 16 days at LRCE and 16 days of field experience by observing and student-teaching at a school geographically convenient to the participant. (Field Experience days follow summer school schedule. No classes July 4.)

All participants receive training on general topics such as:

  • Classroom Management
  • Psychology and Development
  • Lesson Planning
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment

Content-specific workshops are provided based on certification area. Examples include:

  • Teaching Reading
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • Special Education Mild-to-Moderate Applications
  • The Early Childhood Classroom

Step Two: Practitioner teaching

180 Days in the Classroom

Monthly Saturday Seminars 9am – 4pm (August – April)

  • Participants teach full-time for a state-required minimum of 180 days with a Practitioner’s License in any state-approved public, private or charter school in Louisiana while receiving full-time salary and benefits from the school/district.
  • One Saturday per month, from 9am to 4pm, Practitioners attend training seminars at LRCE.
  • During this same time period, each Practitioner receives guidance and observation feedback from an assigned LRCE Practitioner Advisor.

Step Three: Certification

All Practitioners Require:

  • Completion of one full school year (180 Days) teaching with Practitioner’s License
  • Satisfactory recommendations from Principal, Practitioner Advisor and Program Director
  • Regular attendance at Saturday Seminars (to meet contact hour requirements)
  • Full and timely payment of tuition
  • Passing score for PRAXIS Principles of Learning & Teaching exam (World Languages Pedagogy for Foreign Language):
    • Early Childhood (5621);
    • Grades K – 6 (5622);
    • Grades 5 – 9 (5623);
    • Grades 7 – 12 (5624); or
    • World Languages Pedagogy (5841)

Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education Participants Also Require:

  • Passing score for PRAXIS Teaching Reading exam (5204)

Special Education Participants Also Require:

  • Passing score for the Special Education and Mild-Moderate Applications exam (5543)