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Programs of Study

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:

Coursework towards Teacher Education is divided in two categories: general education and focus area courses.

General Education

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 general education curriculum allows our students to satisfy all or most of these 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

Teacher Certification Focus Area Course Descriptions