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Degree Details

(131206) Certification-Only Alternate Path Program: Grades K-12, Health and Physical Education

Program Type:

The Health and Physical Education Certification-Only Alternative Path Grades K-12 provides a certification option for applicants with a non-teacher education baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university. The curriculum allows those interested in becoming health and physical education teachers and/or coaches to fulfill state requirements for certification through a prescribed set of courses.

Admission Requirements

  1. be accepted to the university;
  2. possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited university and have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on all undergraduate coursework;
  3. pass the following Core Academic Skills PRAXIS tests: Reading (5712), Writing (5722), and Math (5732). This requirement is waived for those who possess an ACT score of 22+ or SAT score of 1030+ or a master’s degree;
  4. pass PRAXIS II: Health and Physical Education Content (5857);
  5. complete the admissions application to the Department of Education;
  6. demonstrate computer competency by passing a computer competency examination or successfully completing CMIS 1000;
  7. complete background check with LSUA or with parish in which observation and participation requirements will be met (if not employed as a teacher);
  8. purchase professional liability insurance;
  9. purchase LiveText;
  10. complete confidentiality agreement;
  11. complete entry disposition (if not employed as a teacher);
  12. receive approval from the Department of Education faculty of completed application for entry into LSUA’s Certification-Only Alternate Path Program: Grades K-12, Health and Physical Education.

Application for Admission to Department of Education

Entry Disposition 

Progression Chart

Confidentiality Agreement

Requirements for Residency (EDCI 4940)

Applications for residency must be submitted to the Director of Clinical Practice no later than four weeks following the first day of classes in the semester prior to student teaching.  Late applications cannot be guaranteed consideration. Before being officially admitted to residency, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. possess a grade point average of at least 2.6 in all coursework required for certification;
  2. pass PRAXIS II: Principles of Learning and Teaching: K-6 (5622), or 5-9 (5623) or 7-12 (5624);
  3. complete all coursework (with a grade of “C” or higher in all professional courses) and complete requirements; 
  4. complete 2 days a week/ 20 FEX hours in field placement school;
  5. complete confidentiality agreement;
  6. purchase professional liability insurance;
  7. complete application for clinical practice;
  8. complete resident teacher application if not working as a teacher (as required by the State of Louisiana Department of Education). 

Application for Clinical Practice

Application for Resident Teacher

Request for Certification

When program completers have met all of the above criteria and completed all requirements, they are proposed to the Louisiana State Department of Education for certification in Health and Physical Education, grades K-12.

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