Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.
Your Level 1 Professional Teaching Certificate may be renewed once after its first three-year period. To move to Level 2, you must complete three years of Louisiana teaching experience in your certification area and have three years of positive evaluations by your school district. You must also pass the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program.
Once you hold a Level 2 or Level 3 Professional Teaching Certificate, you must complete 150 clock hours (CLU) of professional development during the five years between certificate renewals. You may earn one CLU for each clock hour of active engagement in a district- or system-approved professional development activity. You are responsible for maintaining records of your CLUs.
Reinstatement of a lapsed certificate requires six semester hours of “Education and/or content related” coursework through a regionally accredited university earned within the last five years.
Click HERE (https://www.teachlouisiana.net/Checklist/reinstatementchrt.pdf) for a list of Approved Course Subjects to reinstate lapsed certificates.
Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally accredited university partners. These institutions are accredited by several accrediting agencies. Our Academic Credit University-Partnered Courses are acceptable for Louisiana teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Louisiana Department of Education. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.
If you would still like to confirm approval of a course, please complete and email our Request Course Approval form to the Louisiana Department of Education.
REFERENCE: Louisiana Department of Education