School of Education Application Process 2022-08-10T08:32:00+00:00

Apply to an NSU alternate certification program in four easy steps!

Step 1.  Complete an online application for admission to the NSU Graduate School here

Step 2. Submit official transcripts to both the NSU Graduate School (for admission to NSU) and TEACHNorthwestern (for teacher licensure and certification). For more information, click here.

Step 3. Submit a resume, complete the  Louisiana Department of Education Professional Conduct Form, and submit official Praxis I and II scores (if you have taken those tests). These forms and information may be submitted electronically to or by mail to the Office of Teacher Candidacy and Certification, NSU COEHD, Natchitoches, LA 71497.

Step 4.  Register for and present passing scores on the following examinations:

  • Praxis Content Area exam in your certification area. (Information regarding tests required by Louisiana is available on the last pages of the alternate certification packet.)

Once we receive your Graduate School application, a questionnaire will be emailed to you. Please complete and return electronically to