Mild/Moderate 4-8 and 6-12 Add-On

 

Add-on certification must be added to a valid Louisiana teaching certificate.

Coursework Requirements

Southeastern Course Number Louisiana State Department Requirement
SPED 608 Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities
SPED 670 Fundamentals of Instructional Technology
SPED 603 Self Determination and Transition
SPED 612 Behavioral Support and Intervention
SPED 613 Collaborative Teaming
EDUC 663 Instructional Practices in Special Education

Additional Louisiana State Department of Education Certification Requirements:

  • If you are pursuing Mild/Moderate 4-8 and do not already have a Middle School (4-8) Certification, you will need to pass the Praxis Middle School Content Exam and the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) 5-9 exam
  • If you are pursuing Mild/Moderate 6-12 and do not already have a Secondary (6-12) Certification, you will need to pass the Praxis Secondary Content Exam and the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) 7-12 exam
  • A passing score on the Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications

Upon completing all requirements, the teacher's district will send an Evaluation, Add-On, Course Approval & Name Change Application (Application Type - EV) and any other documents (e.g., transcripts) to the Louisiana State Department of Education to add the new area to the existing teaching certification.