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: K–12 exam (5206).
If you test in Louisiana at a test center or at home, and your Praxis profile address is in Louisiana, your score report will be sent automatically to the Louisiana Department of Education.
If you test outside Louisiana or your Praxis profile address is not in Louisiana, your scores are NOT automatically sent to the Louisiana Department of Education. To have your scores sent to the Louisiana Department of Education, you must select the Louisiana Department of Education (state code 7330) as a score recipient when you register.
For all methods of Praxis testing, to request additional score reports you must select the Louisiana Department of Education (state code 7330) with each additional score report request.