In accordance with the requirements of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Page 4 of Bulletin 746), students who are seeking secondary grades certification (grades 6-12) need to Major in one of the following areas:
- Classical Studies [Greek or Latin]
- English [Literature or Writing]
- Modern Foreign Language [French or Spanish]
- Science [Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Environmental Science]
- Social Studies [History]
Coursework towards Teacher Certification is divided in two categories: general education and focus area courses.
General education requirements include 6 hours in English, 6 hours in Mathematics, 9 hours in Sciences, 6 hours in Social Studies and 3 hours in Arts. Loyola’s Common Curriculum allows our students to satisfy most or all of these general education requirements.
Focus Area Courses
Students must also complete the required focus area courses listed below.
Foundations of Multicultural Education – TEAC-A100 – (3 hours)
Educational Psychology – PSYC-A304 – (3 hours)
Adolescent Psychology – PSYC-A230 – (3 hours)
Reading in the Content Areas – TEAC-A315 – (3 hours)
The Learner with Special Needs – TEAC-A210 – (3 hours)
Classroom Management and Organization – TEAC-A343 – (3 hours)
Secondary Methods I – TEAC-A300 – (3 hours)
Secondary Methods II – TEAC-A301, A302, A303, or A304 – (3 hours)
Student Teaching – TEAC-A410 – (9 hours)
Total: 33 hours