Program Requirements

After being accepted to one of our partner programs and successfully completing your pre-service training, you will begin teaching with a Practitioner License, a one-year license issued by the Louisiana Department of Education that is good for a maximum of three years and must be renewed annually. In order to retain this Practitioner License, you must remain in good standing with both your partner program and TNTP Academy.

Initial TNTP Academy Enrollment Requirements

After successfully completing your program's summer training program, you will begin teaching full-time and enroll in TNTP Academy to complete coursework toward acquisition of a standard Level 1 Teaching Certificate. To enroll, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Active enrollment in one of TNTP Academy's three partner programs
  2. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  3. Pass the Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Test in reading, writing, & mathematics (Praxis I). An ACT composite score of 22, or an SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1030, or a graduate degree may be submitted in lieu of the Praxis I exam.
  4. Pass the Praxis content-area exam (Praxis II) required for certification in your teaching subject
  5. Commit to pay TNTP Academy tuition

Earning your Level 1 Teaching Certificate

TNTP Academy participants must meet all of the following requirements in order to be recommended for a Level 1 Teaching Certificate in Louisiana:

  • Remain in good standing with one of TNTP Academy's partner programs
  • Hold a full-time teaching position in Louisiana within your assigned certification area
  • Comply with TNTP Academy's attendance policy
  • Adhere to TNTP Academy's Essential Traits
  • Successfully complete all coursework and assessments assigned through our Content and Technique seminars
  • Demonstrate classroom effectiveness (based on multiple measures, including student learning outcomes) 
  • Pass the Praxis pedagogy exam 
  • Pass the Teaching Reading exam (if required for your certification area) 
  • Fulfill your TNTP Academy tuition obligations