The School of Education is the center of teacher education programs at Louisiana State University. Teacher education programs have been nationally accredited since 1954. The School of Education is accredited at the initial- and advanced-licensure level by CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. National recognition was earned by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement. The most recent accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) was approved in 2020 and continues through spring 2027.

All programs are state-approved in Louisiana. The School of Education works closely with the Louisiana Department of Education to assure compliance with state requirements for educator professional licensure.

If you would like to contact CAEP you may visit the website, by phone at (202) 223-0077 or mail correspondence to:

1140 19th St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Louisiana State University Initial and Advanced Licensing Programs

Initial Programs under CAEP approval include Agricultural (6-12), Biology (6-12), Chemistry (6-12), Early Childhood (PK-3), Elementary (1-5), English (6-12), French (6-12), Health & Physical Education, Mathematics, Physics (6-12), Social Studies (6-12), and Spanish, Special Education Mild/Moderate (1-5). Advanced Programs under CAEP review include Academically Gifted, Educational Diagnostician, and Educational Leadership (Principal).

Advanced Programs

CAEP Accountability Measures

Candidates must pass standardized exams for content and teaching pedagogy to qualify for a Louisiana certification. 
For data on individual tests, the Federal Title II reporting process collects pass rates on these exams into one data report. See our most recent Title II report for Traditional Programs (starting on page 26) and Alternative Programs (starting on page 26). Pass rates are only given for licensure categories where there are at least ten graduates. The key measure for each licensure exam is the Pass Rate column - the far right column in the data tables.

Praxis Scores are reported for 2018-2021. LSU's average on many of the sub-test scores is above the state and national averages. 

Title II