Baton Rouge Alternate Teacher Certification

Relay Baton Rouge offers a one-year Alternate Teacher Certification program. Candidates who successfully complete the program and satisfy additional requirements will receive a Louisiana Level 1 Teaching Certificate. 

TUITION & AID

TUITION & FEES: $17,500
COST OF CERTIFICATION EXAMS*: $416 – $734
RELAY INSTITUTIONAL AID: $8,500
STUDENT MAX OUT OF POCKET TUITION COST: $9,000/year

Students may qualify for additional institutional aid and federal aid toward total out of pocket tuition expense. Payment Plans also available. Please contact Student Financial Services with any questions or for more information.

*Certification exam costs are determined by the State of Louisiana. Download the Louisiana Certification Highlights Guide for an overview of certification requirements and cost details.

school partners

  • Collegiate Academy
  • Democracy Prep
  • Bridge Academy
  • UP! Elementary

Available Majors

Elementary Education (Grades K-5)
Secondary Biology (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Chemistry (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Earth Science (Grades 6-12)
Secondary English(Grades 6-12)
Secondary General Science (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Mathematics (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Physics (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

RELAY BATON ROUGE ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the standard Teaching Certification admissions and certification requirements, participants in the Baton Rouge Alternate Teacher Certification program must meet the following campus-specific admissions and certification requirements.

The Relay Baton Rouge Alternate Teacher Certification program provides a pathway for alternate route licensure. Eligible applicants who are not licensed as teachers in Louisiana may receive a Level 1 Teaching Certificate by completing this program and satisfying additional certification requirements.

Download the Louisiana Certification Highlights Guide for information about certification requirements and a timeline of key milestones.

Please note that certification steps occur prior to admission, during the program, and upon completion of the program. This information is important! Failure to pass licensure exams and meet other certification criteria may result in loss of your teaching position and/or removal from the Relay Baton Rouge Alternate Teacher Certification program.

Application Tips

Need help completing the admissions application? See below for helpful tips.

The first section of the online admissions application will ask questions about your intended Relay program. It’s very important that you answer those questions accurately, as follows:

Q. Select the option below that BEST describes your intended academic and certification pathway.

A. Baton Rouge: 1-Year Alternative Certification

Please note: If you are interested in the Certification plus Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program, please select Baton Rouge: 2-Year M.A.T. Degree with Certification in response to this question

Q.  Which Relay campus would you like to apply to?

A. Baton Rouge

Q: Will you be pursuing state certification through Relay?

A. Yes

Application Tips

Need help completing the admissions application? See below for helpful tips.

The first section of the online admissions application will ask questions about your intended Relay program. It’s very important that you answer those questions accurately, as follows:

Q. Select the option below that BEST describes your intended academic and certification pathway.

A. Baton Rouge: 1-Year Alternative Certification

Please note: If you are interested in the Certification plus Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program, please select Baton Rouge: 2-Year M.A.T. Degree with Certification in response to this question

Q.  Which Relay campus would you like to apply to?

A. Baton Rouge

Q: Will you be pursuing state certification through Relay?

A. Yes

Contact Information

Address

Relay Baton Rouge
304 Laurel Street, Suite 2D
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Email

support@relay.edu
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