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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Degree Requirements

TPCP offers Alternative Certification-Only to students who already have a non-education undergraduate degree and wish to pursue a career teaching in one of the following areas:

  • Early Childhood (PK-3rd grade)
  • Secondary Education (6th -12th grade) in the following content fields: English, mathematics, social studies, science (physics, chemistry, biology), and Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish, Latin and Italian).

Early Childhood PK-3rd Certification Requirements:

Students are required to complete 32-33 hours of course work towards an Early Childhood PK-3rd Certification.

Year one

Fall semester

EDLA 2000/2890 Education in a Diverse Society (Tier 1 service learning, 20 hours)  
PSYC 3210 Child Psychology  

Spring semester

EDUC 3410/3893 Craft of Teaching (Tier 2 service learning, 20 hours)  
EDUC 3420 Emergent Literacy (20 hours field experience)  
EDLA 3160 Children's & Adolescent Literature  

Year two

Fall semester

EDUC 3801 ECE Reading Methods (30 hours of field experience)  
EDUC 4110 Teaching Writing and Social Studies in Early Childhood Classrooms (20 hours field experience)  

Spring semester

EDUC 4130 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Classrooms (30 hours field experience)  
EDLA 4120 Teaching Science in the Early Childhood Classroom (20 hours field experience)  

Year three

Fall semester

EDUC 5210-5240 Residency Yearlong (3 credits in fall and 3 credits in spring)  

Secondary 6th-12th Certification Course Requirements

Students are required to complete 29-30 hours of course work towards a Secondary 6th-12th Grade Certification.

Year one

Fall semester

EDLA 2000/2890 Education in a Diverse Society (Tier 1 service learning, 20 hours)  
EDUC 3410/3893 Craft of Teaching (Tier 2 service learning, 20 hours)  

Spring semester

EDUC 3802 Secondary Reading Methods (30 hours field experience)  

Year two

Fall semester

EDUC 4210 Secondary Methods I (40 hours field experience)  
PSYC 3200 Educational Psychology (or EDUC 3100 Theories of Learning for PBC candidates)  

Spring semester

EDUC 42XX Secondary Methods II (content-specific; e.g. 4240- English, 40 hours field experience)  
PSYC 3390 Adolescent Psychology  

Year three

Fall semester

EDUC 5250-5280 Residency Yearlong (3 credits in fall and 3 credits in spring) 6

To review course offerings, visit the Schedule of Classes.

ESL Endorsement:

Tulane offers four courses that collectively will earn an "English as Second Language" (ESL) endorsement for teachers currently certified in the state of Louisiana. For further information, contact Robert Connor, PhD, Program Director, at (504) 862-3265 or rconnor@tulane.edu.