Louisiana Alternate Route Program
There are three alternate routes leading to educator certification in Louisiana, including:
- practitioner teacher program
- master's degree program
- certification-only program
For more information about Louisiana's alternate route programs, visit Teach Louisiana's Alternate Teacher Preparation page.
Candidates pursuing alternate routes for licensure must satisfy the same testing requirements as candidates in the traditional program.
All candidates entering an alternate route early childhood PK–3, elementary 1–5, or special education certification program must demonstrate proficiency in the State Board's Reading Competencies through either the required reading course credit hours or by passing the Praxis™ Teaching Reading exam (0204/5204).
- In general, test codes that begin with "5" are delivered in computer format; codes that begin with "0" are delivered on paper.
- "CDT" refers to computer-delivered tests. "PDT" refers to paper-delivered tests.
|To Be Certified in||You Need to Take||CDT Code||PDT Code||Qualifying Score|
|Early Childhood PK–3||Teaching Reading||5204||0204||157|
|Elementary Education 1–5||Teaching Reading||5204||0204||157|
|All Special Education Areas||Teaching Reading||5204||0204||157|