New Orleans Alternate Teacher Certification

Relay New Orleans 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

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

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.

Available Majors

Early Childhood Education (Grades PK-3)
Elementary Education (Grades K-5)
Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Social Studies (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Mathematics (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Science (Grades 6-12)

SCHEDULE

The New Orleans Teaching Certification is an 18 credit hour program. Relay’s academic calendar and program structure are designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of candidates who hold full-time positions in schools. We deliver about 40% of the content online and 60% in person so that candidates have flexibility to complete large portions of the coursework when it is most convenient for their schedules.

CLASS SCHEDULE

In addition to online coursework, teachers will attend regular in-person sessions, including:

  • Two weeknight sessions each month for core instruction;
  • One Saturday session each month for subject-specific instruction; and
  • A one-week summer session prior to the start of the school year.

The New Orleans Teaching Certification Program typically begins in early August and concludes in June.

RELAY NEW ORLEANS ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the standard Teaching Certification admissions and certification requirements, participants in the New Orleans Teaching Certification program must meet the following campus-specific admissions and certification requirements.

The Relay New Orleans Teaching 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 New Orleans Teaching 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. New Orleans: 1-Year Alternative Certification

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

A. New Orleans

Q: Will you be pursuing state certification through Relay?

A. Yes

Contact Information

Address

Relay New Orleans
1615 Poydras Poydras St., Ste 820
New Orleans, LA 70112

Email

neworleans@relay.edu
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