Northwestern offers three alternate certification pathways for aspiring teachers who have non-education degrees. The Office of Teacher Candidacy and Certification is the first point of contact for processing applications and verifying eligibility for admission to these programs.
Alternate Certification Information
Passing scores on the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests, Reading, Writing, and Mathematics, as well as the Praxis II Content test/s are required for admission to an alternate certification program. In addition, a passing score on the Praxis II Pedagogy Test is required for enrollment in the Internship in Teaching for MAT and non-master’s candidates.
Praxis registration information, test sites, test dates, and study guides may be found on the ETS website:www.ets.org.
Praxis I and II tests required for alternate certification students may be found at TEACHLouisiana.
Upon completion of a certification program, the Office of Teacher Certification and Candidacy procesess and submits the new teacher’s application for Louisiana licensure.