Teaching Here

What You Need to Know


Salaries range from $35,000–$45,000




Relay, and TNTP (optional 2 year program for all content areas)


Between $4,000 and $6,000 depending on your certification program

Becoming Certified to Teach

  • Overview
  • Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
  • Is a master's degree required?
  • Which universities do you partner with?

How is teaching certification structured in this state/region?

While enrolled in a certification program during the first year teaching, corps members will get a temporary Practitioner’s License. Upon completion of the first year and chosen certification program, corps members will achieve their Standard Level 1 Louisiana Certification.

Certification Programs

The certification programs that we offer are described below. Please note that at this time we are only able to offer The New Teacher Project in the Louisiana Delta. These programs have an optional Master’s program for the second year.

The New Teacher Project 

TNTP Academy has trained high-performing teachers for over 12 years and has been the top-performing teacher certification provider for the past five years.

Relay Graduate School of Education

Relay GSE’s program is a unique, rigorous teacher training program designed specifically to respond to today’s urgent demand for effective teachers in low-income communities.

Certification Requirements

In order to complete the program successfully, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Pass required exams
  • Submit all required paperwork and documentation in a timely manner
  • Successfully complete the summer training institute and related commitments
  • Attend and participate in observation debrief discussions, mentor meetings professional development opportunities, and a series of three-hour content seminars
  • Complete a teacher portfolio at the end of the first year of teaching
  • Pass the Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program (LaTAAP)
  • Fulfill the two-year teaching assignment



Each of our certification partners offer an optional Master’s program available in the second year.

  • Corps members can pursue a Master's degree directly through Relay Graduate School of Education. 
  • Corps members who complete their certification through The New Teacher Project can pursue a Master's degree through Johns Hopkins University.

Placement School Locations

Subjects And Grade Levels

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • French
  • General Science
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Special Education

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What's Left Over
Ongoing Certification Costs
You may be able to offset ongoing certification costs with an AmeriCorps education award. Learn more.
One Time Summer Start Up Costs
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