LA Teacher Certification Application Information and Instructions

Louisiana Teacher Certification Application Information and Instructions

To be eligible for recommendation by WGU's Licensure Office, students completing a bachelor’s degree, a post baccalaureate teacher preparation program, or a Master of Science in Special Education degree must graduate and have their degree posted to their WGU transcript.  Students who are pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree must have marks of "passed” on their Degree Plan for all teacher preparation assessments to include any program required Praxis exams and all state required exams.

Step 1: Register for a Teach LA Live! account. Instructions on how to register can be found here.  

Step 2:
  Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college you have attended. Two official WGU transcripts will be mailed to you upon graduation. Click here if you would like to order additional transcripts. Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelopes to be included with your application packet.

Step 3: Choose "Out of State" as the type of certificate for which you are applying. You do not need to complete the Experience Verification form (pg 6). All forms for the OOS application can be found here.

Step 4: Fill in the Applicant section on the Teacher Preparation/Certification Status form (pg 5). Sign the form, and email it to the WGU Certification Office at  WGU's Certification Office will complete the form and email it back to you for upload with the rest of your application.

Step 5: Upload all required documents to your Teach LA Live! portal and pay the application fee.

Step 6: Mail transcripts to:
Division of Certification, Preparation, & Recruitment
LA Department of Education
P. O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064





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