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Graduates should visit the Commencement 2022 website for details about events, regalia and more. The Unified Ceremony takes place on May 21, at 9 a.m. followed by SoPA’s Diploma Ceremony at 1 p.m.

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Teacher Education Pathways at Tulane

At the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, we offer a Teacher Preparation and Certification Program (TPCP) that combines industry-relevant coursework and focused field experience. We educate beginning teachers and support experienced teachers.

A strong commitment to learning is a necessary foundation for self-evaluation and continuous professional learning, two hallmarks of education leaders. Tulane SoPA candidates are expected to be catalysts for social change and innovative leadership, teaching and improving the lives of PK-12 students, both in and out of the classroom.

Our Mission: To develop innovative, caring, and knowledgeable educators who use an interdisciplinary approach to meet the needs of diverse learners

Our Vision: An innovative and caring educator in every classroom

 Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

The Teacher Preparation and Certification Program (TPCP) is a post-baccalaureate program that offers a pathway to teaching certification in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) and Secondary Education (6-12) in specific content areas, including English, mathematics, science (biology, chemistry, physics), social studies and foreign language (French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish) from the Louisiana State Department of Education. We offer post-baccalaureate certificates and teacher certifications in Early Childhood (pre-kindergarten-3rd grade) and Secondary Education (6th-12th grade).

If you hold a bachelor’s degree but are not a licensed teacher, you should apply for the PBC in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) or Secondary Education (6-12).


We also offer four courses that collectively earn an Teaching English Learners endorsement if you are currently a certified teacher in the state of Louisiana. We also offer six courses for a Special Education K-12 add on endorsement. Both of these endorsements allow teachers to expand their professional skills.



Accredited Teacher Certification Program

The Teacher Preparation and Certification Program at Tulane University's School of Professional Advancement was awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) in 2016. TEAC accreditation is offered to professional education programs that succeed in preparing competent, caring, and qualified professional educators. Tulane students enrolled in a  B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. degree at Tulane University may also pursue teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) or Secondary Education (grades 6-12) through the alternative teacher certification approved by the Louisiana State Department of Education.


Flexible Programs Catered to Professionals

Whether you’ve been considering going back to school to advance your current knowledge and professional network, or you are choosing to venture into a new career, we want to put you on a path that will work for you. Our flexible course programs are designed with your working schedule or busy home life in mind.


Education Advisory Board

Advisory boards provide invaluable guidance to the TPCP program. Members offer strategic and programmatic advice and feedback to help ensure that this program directly connects to workforce needs.


Teacher and students working together

Faculty With Field Experience

Our instructors bring extensive backgrounds in education, teaching, and leadership. With small class sizes and collaborative learning opportunities, students are able to build close relationships with both professors and peers, helping to support your success in the classroom and beyond.