One of the most powerful ways to do something that matters is to teach.
As you explore a future career in teaching, there are multiple options for getting started. You can choose an entry point into the profession that fits your learning style and ideal level of support. You can take time to learn from master teachers or build your skills on the job after a summer of training. Not sure where to start? Check out the resources below to learn about available programs!
I WANT TO BECOME A TEACHER
Each program below offers a bachelor’s degree. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, just entering the profession or currently working in a school, there is a program here for you.
At the undergraduate level, Reach offers adults employed in schools and other workplaces the opportunity to earn a unique bachelor’s degree that embraces work experience as part of the learning process.
I AM A TEACHER, SEEKING A MASTER’S DEGREE.
Each program below offers a master’s degree. These programs are for current teachers of record and career changers.
I AM A TEACHER, SEEKING CERTIFICATION.
Each program below offers Teacher certification. These programs are for current teachers of record and career changers.
|Bachelor’s only program option – no cert. attached
Elementary and Special Education
(Depending on number of credits you already have)
|$75/month (or $900/year) to cover all fees, books, and materials
Participants must complete financial aid application
Middle School (ELA, Math or Science)
Secondary (ELA, Math, General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Dual certification in Special Education
Participants may choose to continue their journey to earn a Master’s through Johns Hopkins University
Payment plan available
Additional funding available through application
|Tulane School of Professional Advancement
Secondary Education (English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish).
|18 months to four years, depending on program track and if you are a full- or part-time student
|For SEED grant recipients, tuition is waived for all education courses (100% of Master’s courses and 11 undergraduate courses).
|Xavier University’s Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency
Middle School Special Education
Secondary (ELA, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Social Studies)
|Master’s program is two years, including a one-year residency
|Year 1 tuition waived
Year 2 tuition deeply discounted (~$6,000 total)
$4,000 in funding available through federal TEACH grant.
Resources for degrees in education in southeast Louisiana
For a full list of Louisiana education degree programs, visit the Louisiana Department of Education.