Accredited Educator Preparation Courses
The Tulane School of Professional Advancement's Teacher Preparation and Certification Program (TPCP) has been awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). The accreditation is valid from 5/2/2016 through 6/30/2023. It does not include individual education courses offered to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes. TEAC accreditation is a testament to our success in preparing qualified, caring, and competent professional educators for the workforce. 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.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
CAEP is a non-profit, non-government accreditation body founded in 1954 with a vision of achieving equity and excellence in educator preparation. The mission of CAEP is fulfilled through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. To learn more, visit their website.
Louisiana Department of Education
The Division of Teacher Certification, Preparation, and Recruitment of the Louisiana Department of Education is dedicated to supporting school districts, higher education institutions, and providers of private education programs by developing effective teachers and leaders. This initiative strives to enable Louisiana students to succeed as effective citizens in a global market.
These educational programs are reviewed by the Department of Education in collaboration with the Louisiana Board of Regents for approval by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). State regulations to maintain approval are included in Bulletin 996 - Standard for Approval of Teacher and/or Educational Leader Preparation Programs.
Those who are interested may learn more about the state's requirements to become a certified teacher through the Alternate Teacher Preparation Program.
Submitting Application for Licensure
After completing all TPCP program requirements, including the final e-folio review and interview, candidates may apply for a Level 1 Teaching Certificate by submitting the appropriate documents and fees to the Louisiana Department of Education.
The TPCP director and the assessment and accreditation coordinator will verify that you have completed program requirements. You will then be scheduled for a meeting with the coordinator to apply for certification through the department website. This includes submission of the alumni contact form along with a $50 fee.
If you have already submitted your license application, you may check its status at the state's website.
Our Title II reports are submitted to the state each year. They contain information about average teacher certification exam scores and pass rates for TPCP graduates.
If you're interested in enrolling in the TPCP program through the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, start your application today.