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Innovative Education Program for Prospective PK-12 Educators

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

We offer post-baccalaureate certificates and teacher certifications in Early Childhood (pre-kindergarten-3rd grade) and Secondary Education (6th-12th grade). We also offer four courses that collectively earn an English as Second Language (ESL) endorsement if you are currently a certified teacher in the state of Louisiana.

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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). TEAC accreditation is offered to professional education programs that succeed in preparing competent, caring, and qualified professional educators.

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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.


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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.

Summer Study Abroad

"An Educational Experience Exploring Art, Cultural Development and the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education”

Ferrara, a beautiful city known for its Renaissance palaces and castles and world-famous cuisine, is located in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. This summer abroad experience also offers a wealth of culture, community, and content.

Students have the option to choose two 3-credit hour courses in Education, Art History, and Psychology. These courses focus on the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education, the growth and development of children and adolescents, and art appreciation in Italy.