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(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 attained 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. verify computer literacy (“C” or higher in basic computer literacy course or passing score on LSUA’s computer competency exam);
  8. complete background check with LSUA or with parish in which observation and participation requirements will be met;
  9. 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

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Requirements for Student Teaching/Internship (EDCI 4940)

Applications for student teaching/internship must be submitted to the Director of Student Teaching 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 student teaching internship, 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 all Transition II requirements. Note for student teaching: no additional coursework may be taken without special permission of the department chair. Such permission is granted only in unusual circumstances. Note for internship: if completing the two-semester internship, an intern may schedule three hours for each semester that he or she is enrolled in the internship; however, EDCI 4200 may not be taken during the last semester of the internship. 
  4. complete 2 days a week/ 20 FEX hours in field placement school

Application for Clinical Practice

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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